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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Crowley men sentenced to 10 years in prison for robberies in Acadia, St. Landry and Evangeline parishes

LAKE CHARLES, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that two Crowley men were each sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for robberies in three parishes.

 

Algernon James Wilson, 30, and Larry Malcolm Fisher, 32, both from Crowley, La., were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald Walter on one count of Hobbs Act robbery. They were also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the guilty pleas, Wilson and Fisher have been engaging in robberies in and around Rayne, Eunice and Ville Platte, La. Wilson orchestrated the robberies. Wilson was the driver in each of the robberies and Fisher committed the robberies. During at least one of the robberies, Wilson was on a cell phone with Fisher telling him what to say. They were apprehended on March 7, 2016, after Fisher robbed a Ville Platte Pharmacy. Fisher exited the pharmacy after displaying a firearm and ordering the employees to fill a backpack with controlled substances. He then got into a vehicle with Wilson, and they engaged in a high-speed chase with the police. Wilson wrecked in a curve, which disabled the vehicle, and was arrested. Fisher fled the scene, but was later apprehended.

 

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Luke Walker prosecuted the case.

Updated January 13, 2017