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September 21, 2015

Lafayette Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting at Postal Worker

LAFAYETTE, LA—United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Lafayette man pleaded guilty last week to firing a gun at a postal worker.

David C. Sonnier, 40, Lafayette, La., pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to one count of discharging a firearm during commission of a crime of violence. According to the guilty plea, Sonnier shot a Hi Point 9 mm semi-automatic pistol on March 27, 2014 at the door of the postal worker’s vehicle passing in front of Sonnier’s home. The bullet passed through the driver’s side door and the postal worker’s pant leg before becoming lodged in the opposite side of the vehicle, which caused approximately $1,178 of damage.

Daigle faces up to 10 years to life in prison, five years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and restitution. A sentencing date was not set.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the FBI and the Lafayette Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph T. Mickel is prosecuting the case.

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