Contact Us

East Carroll Parish Sheriff Sentenced for Hunting with Convicted Felon

gavel
Comstock

MONROE, La. (AP) — The former sheriff of East Carroll Parish has been sentenced to three years of probation for hunting with a convicted felon who was sentenced prior to 2014 and barred from possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said.

U.S. District Judge Robert G. James sentenced 52-year-old Mark Wayne Shumate, of Lake Providence, on Monday for one count of aiding and abetting a felon in the possession of a firearm.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Shumate and the convicted felon went hunting on Jan. 8. Finley says Shumate had full knowledge that the person accompanying him was barred from possessing and firing a firearm.

Shumate, who was elected sheriff of East Carroll Parish in 2000, was defeated by Wydette Williams in 2012.

Best of 710 KEEL

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KEEL VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!