A Baton Rouge convicted felon who threatened a former girlfriend and fired gunshots near her Port Allen home while she and her child were inside has been ordered to spend 13 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Thursday.
Quentrell D. Fountain, 28, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge John deGravelles for using a firearm to obstruct justice. He pleaded guilty to the federal charge in December.
In 2014, when Fountain threatened the woman and fired multiple shots in the vicinity of her home, he already was a convicted felon barred from possessing a gun.
Fountain admitted beating and threatening his former girlfriend on Jan. 8, 2014, telling her he was going to kill her. After authorities learned of the incident from the woman, Green said, Fountain threatened her again by phone on several occasions.
The threats culminated on Jan. 11, 2014, with Fountain driving to her home and firing shots near it with the woman and her child inside, Green stated.