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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Friday, July 27, 2018

Kenner Man Sentenced to Arson and Possessing a Destructive Device

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RYAN SCOTT, age 40, of Kenner, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to one count of federal arson and one count of weapon violations.

U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced SCOTT to 120 months incarceration as to each count, to run concurrently, to be followed by three years of supervised release. 

According to court documents, SCOTT set fire to an apartment building in LaPlace, Louisiana, on August 13, 2017, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(i).  SCOTT also possessed a destructive device, a Molotov cocktail, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 5861(d), on the same date.  SCOTT threw the destructive device at a vehicle in Kenner, Louisiana, causing a fire.

U. S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal, the Kenner Police Department, and the Sheriff’s Office for St. John the Baptist Parish in investigating this matter.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Maria M. Carboni and Myles Ranier.

Updated July 27, 2018