Denham Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary and Theft of Automobile

          On August 11, 2020, Nicholas Ordoyne of 27403 Hwy 16 Denham Springs, LA., age 33, pled guilty to Auto Burglary and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Ordoyne 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 2019 arrest.

           On September 7, 2018, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to an area business in reference to an automobile theft. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the business owner who advised that a 2004 white Chevrolet trailblazer had been stolen from the property. Deputies learned that the vehicle was left unlocked and the keys were not inside of the vehicle. The owner of the business further indicated that there was a second vehicle which was still on the property, but the keys had been taken from the interior. Detectives collected evidence from the interior of the vehicle in hope of obtaining a possible DNA profile. The evidence was turned over to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for scientific analysis.

           On September 21, 2018, officers with the Denham Springs Police Department were dispatched to 27403 Hwy 16 Denham Springs, the residence of Nicholas Ordoyne, regarding suspicious people working on a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Nicholas Ordoyne along with several other subjects who were present at the residence. The vehicle being worked on was a white 2004 Chevrolet trailblazer. These individuals were interviewed and subsequently arrested by the Denham Springs Police Department for various charges. The vehicle was confirmed to be the vehicle which was stolen from Ascension Parish and was successfully recovered and returned to its rightful owner.

           On January 3, 2019, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s detectives were notified by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab that a DNA sample was taken from evidence located inside of the burglarized vehicle and matched that of Nicholas Orodoyne. Detectives subsequently obtained and executed a search warrant to obtain DNA swabs from Ordoyne for the purpose of a comparison. Detectives received confirmation that Ordoyne’s DNA and the DNA on the evidence located inside of the vehicle was a match. Detectives were able to obtain a warrant of arrest for Ordoyne who was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail without incident.

           Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Ordoyne was sentenced to 6 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.