A Baton Rouge man was sent to prison Thursday for seven years after admitting he fired several shots from an AK-47 that damaged an occupied house and other property near West Belfair Drive and Fairfield Avenue.
Adrian K. Thompson, 35, admitted he was a felon in possession of a firearm and that he used the weapon in connection with a drug crime.
No one was struck by bullets in the Nov. 29, 2011, incident.
Investigating Baton Rouge officers discovered damage at a residence on East Belfair Drive, Thompson conceded in a signed admission.
Those officers “observed several bullet holes through the exterior of the house, a shattered glass lamp, a shattered fish tank, and bullet holes in a bedroom wall.”
Thompson told the officers he fired in self-defense at another person in a drug dispute. He directed the officers to his attic, where they found the AK-47, two extended clips, eight small bags of marijuana and a small bag of cocaine.
In a plea agreement with Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Christopher Dippel Jr., Thompson pleaded guilty to two felonies in return for the prosecutor’s pledge not to pursue additional charges against him.
U.S. District Judge James J. Brady ordered Thompson to serve three years of post-prison supervision by federal investigators.