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.