Baton Rouge man sentenced for firearm offenses

Baton Rouge man sentenced for firearm offenses

POSTED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 5:04am

William Travis Hoover, 41, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 120 months and three years supervised release after imprisonment. Hoover had previously pled guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession of a stolen firearm.

On January 20, 2011, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Highland Road following a 911 call by a concerned citizen. As deputies arrived, they encountered Hoover fleeing the residence in a vehicle.

Following a high speed chase on portions of Highland Road and Burbank Drive in Baton Rouge, deputies arrested Hoover after he flipped his vehicle while attempting to cut through the parking lot of a local business. Deputies discovered a stolen sawed-off shotgun inside Hoover’s vehicle.

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