TWO HOUMA RESIDENTS SENTENCED FOR PRISON ESCAPE
ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Craig Boudreaux, 34, and Perrine Santoy, 30, both of Houma, La., were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Dee D. Drell to six months in prison. Boudreaux was charged with escape from custody and Santoy with accessory after the fact. Each will also serve two years and one year of supervised release.
According to evidence provided at the guilty plea, Boudreaux was incarcerated at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, La., serving a 14-year prison sentence for a drug distribution charge. Boudreaux and Santoy started communicating online on Oct. 6, 2012. Shortly thereafter, Santoy picked Boudreaux up from the Federal Corrections Complex, Pollock Camp on Oct. 24, 2012. The two did not return by the mandated time. Penitentiary staff discovered that Boudreaux was missing and executed search procedures. Boudreaux turned himself in to authorities the next day. Santoy was arrested in December 2012.
Boudreaux and Santoy pleaded guilty on Feb. 7, 2013. Today’s sentence will run consecutive to the time remaining on Boudreaux’s prior term of incarceration. Boudreaux’ two years of supervised release will also run consecutive to the five years of supervised release he received for the drug charge.
The Biloxi Police Department, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals, Federal Bureau of Investigation-Alexandria Resident Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cytheria D. Jernigan and Robert J. France prosecuted the case.