PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island man who told police he was part of a street gang has been sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm after he was convicted of a violent crime.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says 42-year-old Tyrone Hall pleaded guilty Thursday. Under a plea deal, the Providence resident was sentenced to 10 years behind bars followed by 10 years of probation.

Prosecutors say Hall was arrested the afternoon of April 12 on a warrant for violation of his probation and for a domestic felony assault charge.

Prosecutors say police found a semi-automatic pistol and seven rounds of live ammunition in Hall’s sweatshirt pocket after he was taken into custody. Hall told police he was a member of a street gang called Gangster Killer Bloods.