Fort Worth man sentenced to eights years in prison following trial in Wilbarger Co.

Fort Worth man sentenced to eights years in prison following trial in Wilbarger Co.

WILBARGER COUNTY, TX - A Fort Worth man was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Wilbarger County jury Tuesday following a two-day trial for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

On October 20, 2016, William Cody Lightfoot, 27, was stopped by a DPS trooper for speeding.

During a routine license check, the trooper discovered that Lightfoot had an outstanding warrant for violation of a protective order in Tarrant County.

After Lightfoot was placed under arrest the trooper was given consent to search his vehicle.

The trooper found a loaded .45 caliber pistol covered by a jacket and placed partially under the passenger seat.

Due to the prior felony convictions, Lightfoot is not permitted to carry a gun under Texas law.

In addition to the eight-year prison sentence, the jury ordered Lightfoot to pay $10,000 fine.

District Attorney Staley Heatly prosecuted the case while District Judge Mike Bird presided over the trial.

Lightfoot was represented by Nick Davis and Blake Burns of Fort Worth.

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