Lafayette man who crashed two cop cars pleads guilty to gun possession

A convicted Lafayette criminal pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to possessing a semi-automatic weapon.

Patrick Comeaux, 30, pleaded guilty to being a convicted criminal in possession of a firearm.

The Lafayette Police Department was called for a break-in on December 7, 2018. They found Comeaux, who, according to federal prosecutors, was suspected of the crime in another car in an apartment complex.

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Comeaux attempted to drive away from the complex but crashed into a unit of a patrolman, was shot at by an officer, and then crashed into another patrol car, according to a report at the time of the incident.

He then ran, but was caught and charged with multiple violations, as the Federal Prosecutor found when he announced his plea.

Officers found a 9mm SCCY semi-automatic pistol, model CPX-2, on the center console of the vehicle that Comeaux was driving.

Since Comeaux had previously been convicted of household batteries, theft, possession of methamphetamine and aggravated theft, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

His sentencing is scheduled for September 22nd. Comeaux faces up to 10 years in prison, three years’ custody release and a US $ 25,000 fine.

Contact Ashley White at [email protected] or on Twitter @AshleyyDi.

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