Livingston Parish judge sentences armed robber to 109 years

Judge sentenced "career criminal" to maximum sentence for the armed robbery of a UPS worker.

Livingston Parish District Judge Charlotte Foster sentenced a convicted armed robber to 109 years for the robbery of a UPS employee in December 2020. During sentencing on Dec. 6, 2021, Judge Foster noted Jeremy McDavis as a “career criminal” and gave him the maximum sentence.

Livingston Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said on Oct. 13, 2021, a Livingston Parish jury listened to evidence in the case of McDavis, 34. 

Assistant District Attorney Kurt Wall prosecuted the case, presenting evidence at the trial that showed McDavis, brandished a semi-automatic weapon and forced a UPS driver to transfer multiple packages into McDavis’ vehicle. 

Officials said McDavis then attempted to speed away from the scene once deputies arrived. That’s when a pursuit began for McDavis that lasted several miles until the suspect crashed his vehicle into a ditch off 4-H Club Rd. According to officials, the packages and gun were found along with a mask and gloves as well as a small amount of heroin in McDavis’ vehicle.

The jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding McDavis guilty as charged.

Along with the 104 years on the armed robbery with a firearm charge, Judge Foster also sentenced McDavis to five years for aggravated flight from an officer and four years for possession of heroin. The heroin sentence was allowed to run concurrently though so McDavis is now sentenced to a total of 109 years.

“I am pleased with the sentencing. This was a very appropriate punishment considering the defendant’s lengthy criminal history and the extreme danger involved with the facts of this crime,” said Perrilloux.

Perrilloux also thanked the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office for their quick response in arresting McDavis. 

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