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A Leesville man was sentenced Thursday in federal court for involuntarily manslaughter.
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, 19-year-old David Lamour Logan was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to 37 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release.
Finley said on July 15, 2011, the Fort Polk Department of the Army Police responded to a one vehicle collision located just inside the boundary of the Northwestern University Fort Polk branch campus and property that formerly belonged to Fort Polk. Logan, the operator of the vehicle, failed to follow the curving highway and ran off the road into a wooded area.
Finley said the passenger of the vehicle, Vernon Scoggins III, 19, of Hornbeck, subsequently died from injuries sustained in the accident.
"Logan was intoxicated at the time the accident occurred and admitted that he had consumed a large amount of beer and "spice" (material laced with synthetic cannabinoids), prior to the collision, ultimately causing him to pass out and lose control of the vehicle. Logan was charged in a one-count indictment in October of 2011 and pled guilty on May 30, 2012, to involuntary manslaughter," Finley said in the release.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alexandria Resident Agency, and the Fort Polk Department of the Army Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett L. Grayson.