Former East Carroll Parish Sheriff sentenced to 3 years probation

Former East Carroll Parish Sheriff sentenced to 3 years probation
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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 5:08pm

Former East Carroll Parish Sheriff, Mark Wayne Shumate, 52, of Lake Providence, LA, was sentenced to three years of probation for hunting with a convicted felon.

The felon had been sentenced prior to 2014 and was barred from possessing and firing a firearm.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea on April 1, 2014, Shumate went hunting with the felon on January 8, 2014, and had full knowledge that his hunting mate was barred from having or handling a firearm.

Shumate was charged with one count of aiding and abetting a felon in the possession of a firearm.

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