R&B singer Jennings gets 3-year prison term

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Associated Press

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 2:04 PM

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Chester "Lyfe" Jennings was sentenced to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a high-speed police chase that ended in a crash.

The 37-year-old Jennings pleaded guilty on Wednesday to driving under the influence, fleeing and attempting to elude police, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a weapon near a street.

Jennings was arrested in Smyrna on Oct. 19, 2008. Police say Jennings had a dispute with the mother of his children, Joy Bounds, and fired shots into the house where he thought she was staying before fleeing from police.

The R&B singer's most recent album, "I Still Believe," was released this year.

Jennings served 10 years in prison after being convicted of arson in Ohio in 1992.

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Information from: Marietta Daily Journal, http://mdjonline.com/

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