On August 12, 2019, Lehmann Stewart of 3465 Conrad St. Baton Rouge, LA., age 59, pled guilty to Simple Burglary. Stewart was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a series of business burglaries in Ascension Parish.
On November 16, 2016, detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to three business burglaries in close proximity of one another. At all locations, the front glass doors had been busted out. While canvasing the different crime scenes, detectives located blood inside of one of the businesses. Detectives submitted a sample of the blood to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for DNA analysis. Detectives learned that the DNA sample obtained matched that of Lehmann Stewart. In addition, detectives learned that Stewart was in possession of a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle fleeing the area. Based on this information, detectives were able to secure an arrest warrant for Stewart who was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Stewart was sentenced to 7 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.