A Granbury man who obtained a rifle while impersonating a Navy SEAL in 2014 has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

Carlos Felipe Luna-Gonzalez, 31, also received three years in prison for failing to appear for a court hearing and fleeing to Puerto Rico.

Luna-Gonzalez, who claimed he was wounded in combat in Africa and earned a Purple Heart as a Navy SEAL, was arrested in November 2014 and accused of impersonating a military officer, authorities said.

A tip to the Texas Rangers in 2014 said Luna-Gonzalez was representing himself as a ranking Navy SEAL officer on a social media outlet and posted photographs of himself wearing Navy dress uniform while dining at a coffee shop.

Investigators determined that he was given an early general discharge.

An undercover officer told Luna-Gonzalez that the owner of Lone Star Guns — a supporter of military veterans — wanted to thank him personally and present him with a rifle in appreciation, Fowler has said.

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Featured Image – Carlos Felipe Luna-Gonzalez, 31, of Granbury Parker County Jail Courtesy