Man sentenced to 25 years for armed robbery and selling crack

David Lee Scott (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)
David Lee Scott (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday after pleading not contest to using a gun to rob three women in a store and selling crack cocaine.

District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said David Lee Scott, 51, of Walker entered the plea on April 29. He was charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Judge Doug Hughes sentenced Scott to 25 years on each count, but the punishments are to be served concurrently.

The Walker Police Department reported Scott walked into a Walker business on Sept. 3, 2012 and robbed three women at gunpoint. Investigators said witnesses told them he took $35, a cell phone and a cell phone charger. Police later found him and the stolen cell phone at his home. According to reports, the shirt he was seen wearing on surveillance video from the store the day of the robbery was also located at the home.

Two months before that incident, police said Scott was recorded selling a crack rock for $20 from a mobile home in Walker, while a juvenile was nearby. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested him on the drug charge.

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