'Dangerous' man gets 75 years for series of crimes, jail break
PLAQUEMINE- A man pleaded guilty to rape, attempted murder, kidnapping, battery, and prison escape Tuesday.
District Attorney Richard Ward said Stevenson Marshall was sentenced to 75 years after pleading guilty.
Marshall was arrested in May 2010, but successfully orchestrated a violent escape from the jail in Iberville Parish about a month later.
He overpowered all the guards at the facility by locking up one in a cell, held a shank to another guard's throat, and broke another guard's nose. After attacking them, Marshall walked out of the jail. He wasn't free long, deputies caught up with him minutes later. The breakout happened during a nightly lockdown one Sunday evening.
Prior to his original arrest, Marshall beat a couple inside their home so badly they were in critical condition at a hospital. An hour later, he raped a teenage girl and left her bound and gagged along River Road.
Chief Felony Prosecutor Tony Clayton and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Engolio handled the case.
Marshall faced two counts of attempted second-degree murder, one count of forcible rape, one count of second degree kidnapping, two counts of aggravated battery, and one count of aggravated escape.
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