BATON ROUGE MAN SENTENCED FOR FIREARM OFFENSES
BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced today that U.S. District Court Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced William Travis Hoover, age 41, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to a term of imprisonment of 120 months and three years supervised release after imprisonment. Hoover had previously pled guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession of a stolen firearm.
On January 20, 2011, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Highland Road following a 911 call by a concerned citizen. As deputies arrived, they encountered Hoover fleeing the residence in a vehicle. Following a high speed chase on portions of Highland Road and Burbank Drive in Baton Rouge, deputies arrested Hoover after he flipped his vehicle while attempting to cut through the parking lot of a local business. Deputies discovered a stolen sawed-off shotgun inside Hoover’s vehicle.
United States Attorney Cazayoux stated, “This is an excellent example of the joint law enforcement efforts of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, working together in an efficient and effective manner with outstanding results.”
This matter was investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Dippel.
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