R&B singer Lyfe Jennings has been sentenced to over three years behind bars due to a 2008 indictment.
Details on the breaking news hit the Internet Wednesday (September 22) evening.
Today, the R&B singer was sentenced to three and a half years behind bars in an Atlanta court for a 2008 indictment stemming from a confrontation with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children that resulted in charges of DUI test refusal, criminal trespassing, discharging a weapon near a street, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and fleeing or attempting to elude a police offer. (Seattle Weekly)
Jennings also left a Twitter message to fans confirming his situation.
“This will be my last post” Jennings wrote yesterday on his Twitter. “To everyone who gave me a chance I am forever in your debt. I have had a fabulous career because of you. All I can say in parting is that I have been honest with [ya’ll]. I didn’t sugarcoat a word didn’t hold back a single [syllable] of my life from [ya’ll]. I’ve lived a hundred lives in these 6 yrs so I not only won’t,I don’t have the right to complain. I would like to think that I’ve changed lives by changing my own, tho[ugh] I can’t be sure. But one thing I am sure of is God gives and takes away in measure. He is fair, just and forever. Amen from a man… Smile, its contageous:)” (Singersroom)
Two years ago, Jennings ran into a criminal situation which resulted in him being arrested in Georgia.
Jennings was originally arrested in Atlanta back in 2008, following a confrontation with his ex-girlfriend Joy Pond in which he kicked in the door of the house she was in, and shot off rounds from a .40 caliber firearm into the street. The 37-year-old fled the scene leading police on a high-speed chase in his 2005 Chevy Corvette. He was later apprehended and charged with felony weapons possession by a convicted felon, attempting to elude officers, discharging a firearm near a highway and refusing to take a sobriety test. (The Boom Box)
Earlier this year, Jennings talked with SOHH and confirmed a decision to retire from making more R&B albums after his recently released I Still Believe.
“I had actually read an article about that and that was actually my first-time I ever heard about [him retiring too],” Jennings told SOHH referring to Dream. “[I’ve been thinking of retirement] for about a year or something like that especially when I took my two and a half years off and then coming back after having been there, correcting some different things, it just started to feel a little different to me, you know, the whole run around that has to be done to promote an album started getting to me.” (SOHH)
In the 1990’s, Jennings spent over a decade behind bars on a separate case.
In 1992, Lyfe Jennings went to prison for arson. As Jennings refers to many times in his music, he turned his life around while in prison. There, Jennings continued to write music and rekindle his faith in God. Jennings served a little over 10 years behind bars. The numbers “268-192″ attached to the end of his debut album represent the identification number he was given while incarcerated. (Wikipedia)
Check out Lyfe Jennings’ “Statistics” music video below: