SERVING ASCENSION, ASSUMPTION & ST. JAMES PARISHES

Ascension Parish/St. James Parish Guilty Pleas 3/14/2016

The following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish on 03/14/2016 before Judge Thomas Kliebert.

1. Hubert Bourgeois, 902 Europe St. Baton Rouge, LA. 70807, age 55, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (10counts), Simple Criminal Damage to Property over $500 (7counts), and Simple Criminal Damage to Property under $500. Judge Kliebert ordered a Pre-Sentence Investigation and sentencing has been deferred to 06/13/2016.

2. Francisco Gallegos, 715 Bullion St. Gonzales, LA.70737, age 27, pled guilty to Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated 1st Offense, Hit and Run Driving, 1st Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring (3 counts),Vehicular Negligent Injuring (2 Counts), and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Lawful Presence in the United States. On the charges of 1st Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring and Vehicular Negligent Injuring, the defendant was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. On the charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated, Hit and Run Driving, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Lawful Presence in the United States, the defendant was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail with credit for time served on each count. All sentences are to run concurrent with one another.

3. Rae Salsman, 44102 Stringer Bridge Rd. St. Amant, LA. 70774, age 20, pled guilty to Felony Theft and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served to be suspended and placed on 5 years supervised probation.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Shawn Bush and Phil Maples.

Also on 03/14/2016 in Ascension Parish, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District before Judge Jason Verdigets.

1. Rohan Williams, 1909 N. Airline Highway Gonzales, LA. 70737, age 30, pled Guilty to Second Degree Battery and was sentenced to serve 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections to be suspended and placed on 2 years supervised probation.

2. Taylor Haynes, 15088 LA Highway 44, Gonzales, LA. 70737, age 24, pled guilty to Failure to Register and Notify as a Sex Offender and was sentenced to serve 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

3. Letrell Patterson, 1219 S. Hempshire Ave. Gonzales, LA. 70737, age 35, pled guilty to Theft of Goods valued at $1,500 or more and was sentenced to serve 3 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections to be suspended and placed on 1 year supervised probation.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Joni Buquoi and Amy Colby.

In other court related matters, two defendants pled guilty to criminal charges in 23rd Judicial District Court in St. James Parish before Judge Jessie LeBlanc.

1. Latroy Jones, 35320 Lawerince Bruley Rd. Donaldsonville, LA. 70346, age 38, pled guilty to DWI 3rd Offense. Judge LeBlanc ordered a Pre-Sentence Investigation and sentencing has been deferred to 06/13/2016.

2. Jason Paul Martin, 32366 HWY 642 Paulina, LA. 70763, age 41, pled guilty to Distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), and Creation or Operation of a Clandestine Lab for the Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Judge LeBlanc ordered a Pre-Sentence Investigation and sentencing has been deferred to 06/13/2016.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Bruce G. Mohon