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Two felons, one from Baton Rouge and the other from Darrow, are heading to federal prison for gun crimes, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson reported Friday.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson sentenced Tarzareo L. "Taco" Jones, 27, of Baton Rouge, to 70 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The gun, a 9 mm pistol, was stolen from an evidence room at the old Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Jones tossed the gun from a vehicle near the LSU campus during a Jan. 8 police chase, Amundson said. He was previously convicted of attempted illegal carrying of a firearm and illegal use of a weapon.

Jackson also sentenced Leo F. Haymond III, 37, of Darrow, to 116 months in prison for firearm, drug and other violations. The drug was heroin. He was arrested in January following a two-hour standoff at a St. Amant home.

Haymond previously was sentenced to 63 months following a 2011 conviction for cocaine distribution.

When he was arrested in January, authorities said he had 22 prior arrests over the past 27 years ranging from armed robbery to possession with intent to distribute an assortment of drugs.

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