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July 19, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Ricky J. Scott, 44, of Crowley, La., was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Dee D. Drell to 90 months in prison with three years supervised release for robbing a Cloutierville U.S. Post Office. 

On Jan. 23, 2013, Scott pleaded guilty to robbery of U.S. property. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, on Aug. 24, 2012, Scott approached a U.S. postal worker who was alone in the Cloutierville post office.  Scott pretended to purchase a money order.  After the employee opened the cash register, Scott, who appeared to have a weapon in his pocket, threatened her and told her to hand over the money. After the postal employee gave him money from the register, he fled the scene. After fleeing Natchitoches Parish, Scott was eventually apprehended by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Cytheria Jernigan prosecuted the case.

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