Denham Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Various Charges Following 2019 Traffic Stop

          On October 9, 2019, Shane Grigsby of 8103 Fitzgerald Rd. Denham Springs, LA., age 65, pled guilty to Monetary Instrument Abuse, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Resisting an Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under Suspension, False Certificates, No Seatbelt, Improper Equipment, and Temporary Registration Plates Issued by Dealers. Grigsby was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Charles “Chuck” Long, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a May arrest.

          On May 30, 2019, a patrol deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Airline Hwy near Daigle road after observing a violation. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle who was eventually identified as Shane Grigsby, the deputy asked for Grigsby’s driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. Grigsby had none of the requested items. Based on an interview of Grigsby, the deputy ran the vehicle’s VIN number through the dispatch office which indicated that the vehicle had been stolen out of East Baton Rouge Parish. Grigsby was then placed under arrest. During a search of Grigsby’s person and the interior of the vehicle, the deputy located quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana, approximately $600 in $20 counterfeit bills, a set of brass knuckles, debit cards, tools commonly used during burglaries and automobile thefts, multiple cell phones, and assorted drug paraphernalia. All evidence was collected, and Grigsby was subsequently booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Grigsby was sentenced to 7 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.