Washoe County District Attorney's Office sentenced a habitual offender to life in prison. 

Neftali Paduani Jr., 33, was sentenced for several repeat felony convictions, including trafficking of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm and 7 prior offenses.

Paduani Jr. was on parole when he was identified by Sparks Police as a suspect in a residential burglary. He was located driving in the Probasco Way area, where he was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

A search of his vehicle uncovered loaded a .45 caliber handgun and 73 grams of methamphetamine.

Paduani Jr. will not be eligible for parole until he serves a minimum of 14 years in prison.