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Franklinton Man Gets 15 Years for Armed Robbery

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June 21, 2017

FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lavarion Savon Jefferson, 18, of Franklinton, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for armed robbery with a firearm.

Judge Pro Tempore Don Fendlason sentenced Jefferson on June 12 to 10 years for the armed robbery and five additional years for carrying a firearm. The sentences are to be served consecutively. A Washington Parish jury had convicted Jefferson May 11 after a two-day trial.

The crime occurred last year, when Jefferson and another man entered a Franklinton home on June 21 at 12:30 a.m. and walked into the bathroom, where a woman had been bathing her two-year-old son. Pointing a gun at the victim, Jefferson said, “Look at your son, not at me.”

Dressed in black pants and a dark hoodie, partially covering his face, Jefferson demanded to know where cash was kept in the home. The victim told him where to find a bedroom safe and coin jar, which together contained $230. The men then fled with the cash. An investigation by the Franklinton Police Department identified Jefferson as the gunman.