Lyfe Jennings Receives Three & A Half Year Prison Sentence: Report

By Allen Starbury  |  09/23/2010

Lyfe JenningsR&B singer Lyfe Jennings is reportedly behind bars, after receiving a three and a half year prison sentence in an Atlanta courtroom on Wednesday (September 22), reports the Seattle Weekly.

The sentence stems from an arrest in 2008 following an altercation the singer had with the mother of his child, kicking down the door of a house in Smyrna, Georgia in an attempt to find Joy Pound and later fired a gun outside.

After police arrived on the scene, they saw a red 2005 Corvette fleeing the scene, and Jennings (real name: Chester J. Jennings) was caught after a high-speed chase that ended when he smashed the vehicle.

Jennings was hit with misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass, discharging a firearm near a public highway and refusal to take a DUI test, in addition to two felony counts of attempting to elude an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On Tuesday (September 21), Jennings posted a vague message on his Twitter account (@Lyfeonline419) in which he announced that he'd be away from Twitter for a minute ... now we know why.

"This will be my last post. 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 yaw. I didn't sugarcoat a word didn't hold back a single sylible of my life from yaw," Jennings wrote. "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 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 aman... Smile, it's contageous:)"

Going to prison isn't something Lyfe is not familiar with. Before gaining success in 2004 with his platinum-selling debut album, Lyfe 268-192, he was sentenced to 10 years for felony arson. Six years after turning his life around, the singer is incarcerated once again.

He released his latest LP, I Still Believe, in August, which he dubbed his "final" album. The album debuted at no. 6 on the Billboard 200 earlier this month.