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Western District of Louisiana

Friday, September 19, 2014

Escaped Inmate Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Possessing Stolen Vehicle


LAFAYETTE, La. –A Scott, La., man was sentenced to 36 months in prison and two years of supervised release for stealing a car and driving to Florida after escaping from a prison road crew, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.

Shawn A. Jollivette, 36, of Scott, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one count of interstate transportation of a motor vehicle. He was also ordered to pay $197 in restitution. According to evidence presented at the June 24, 2014 guilty plea, Jollivette escaped a road crew work detail on March 27, 2012 in Marksville, La. He was arrested in Florida two days later with keys to a stolen vehicle in his possession. A 9 mm semiautomatic pistol was inside the car, which was found in a parking lot. Jollivette was an Avoyelles Parish Correctional Center inmate and was serving a state sentence. After the state sentence was to be completed, he was scheduled to start serving a federal prison term for a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The U.S. Marshals Service and the ATF conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph T. Mickel prosecuted the case.

Updated January 30, 2015