The Basin Bridge Jumper on Wednesday lost his appeal of his conviction and 12-year sentence for kidnapping his estranged wife and children from their Eunice home in December 2006.
He led police on a high-speed chase, with his victims in the car, across St. Landry Parish and into Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes before eventually jumping off an I-10 bridge in the Atchafalaya River Basin.
He was captured in January 2007 and his journey through the judicial system began.
Along the way, he dismissed several lawyers, some of whom he alleged were part of the local-state-federal conspiracy against him.
At one point, he wrote the U.S. Attorney General and the White House seeking support for his cause.
He is now facing 12 years imprisonment of hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
Savoy, 34 when arrested, was tried in 2011 on one count of second-degree kidnapping, two of domestic abuse battery and one of aggravated flight from an officer.
A jury acquitted him of the abuse charges but convicted on the other.
Judge Alonzo Harris gave him 12 years, with no pardon, parole, suspension or early release.
Savoy in his appeal argued he was denied the right to confront his accuser - his estranged wife - because she refused to testify.
Facing a jail stay for contempt, she relented and did provide a written statement against him.
Savoy’s claim that his case dragged on due to the state’s failure was countered by a trail of delays and re-starts attributed to Savoy.