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Belle Rose Man Pleads Guilty to Assault Charges

On June 8, 2016, Jamaul Myles of 179 Virginia St. Belle Rose, LA., age 23, pled guilty to 3 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm in 23rd Judicial District Court, parish of Assumption, after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. This guilty plea stems from two separate incidents in Assumption Parish. Myles was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle.

On August 3, 2013, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Walker St. in Bertrandville in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the alleged victim who advised that he was confronted by Myles at the Texaco convenient store on Spur 70. in Plattenville. The victim advised that Myles made efforts to initiate a fight with him. The victim advised that Myles then walked over to his vehicle and began digging around for something while inside. The victim then left the area and was followed by Myles to his residence on Walker St. Myles then approached the yard of the victim who was accompanied by multiple other individuals. Myles fired three to four gunshots into the general area of these individuals. Myles was then booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

On March 18, 2014, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Klotzville Ln. in Belle Rose in reference to a male subject identified as Jamaul Myles driving up and down Klotzville Ln. swerving at a female subject. The female victim advised that after swerving at her, Myles pulled into a driveway where he appeared to be tampering with a firearm. The victim advised that Myles got back on the roadway and pointed a gun at her as he was passing again. Patrol deputies were able to locate the suspect vehicle in the area and identified Jamaul Myles as the driver. After making contact with Myles, deputies obtained a search warrant to search the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, a .380 caliber handgun was located in the vehicle. The gun matched the description provided by the victim. Myles was then booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.
Following Myles entering a guilty plea to 3 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, the presiding judge over this matter being the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc, sentenced Jamaul Myles to 4 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. The imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.