Savoy, convicted in February of one count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of aggravated flight, was supposed to be sentenced Thursday.
But that was postponed when Judge Alonzo Harris learned Savoy would not be present because of a paperwork glitch. Sentencing will be re-set.
According to Louisiana law, the penalty for second-degree kidnapping is not less than five years and not more than 40, with at least two imposed without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
Aggravated flight is punishable by not more than two years and not more than a fine of $2,000.
After a jury found Savoy guilty (he was acquitted of other chargers), his bond was revoked and he was moved to a state facility outside the jurisdiction of St. Landry Parish. Required paperwork to move him from that facility to St. Landry for his court appearance evidently fell through the cracks.
Savoy snatched his estranged wife and children from their Eunice home in December 2006 and led police on a cross-parish chase before fleeing over a bridge on U.S. 190 in the Atchafalaya Basin.
Savoy was captured in January 2007, beginning a convoluted journey through the legal system.
Along the way, Savoy accused most elected officials in the judiciary of conspiring to deprive him of his rights.
He filed complaints with judicial review panels, the Justice Department and the White House.
He went through several court-appointed lawyers and filed innumerable motions, delaying trial until early this year.