Donaldsonville Man Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment and Gun Charge

          On August 28, 2017, Adonis Jarvis of 1305 E Bayou Rd. Donaldsonville, LA., age 26, pled guilty to the charges of False Imprisonment while Armed with a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Jarvis was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner Jr. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a domestic related incident in the town of Napoleonville. 

          On August 10, 2016, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Napoleonville residence after dispatchers received a 911 hang-up call. Upon making contact with a female subject at the residence, deputies learned that the subject’s daughter had contacted her via text message advising that she had been kidnapped. While interviewing the subject at the residence, she received another text message from her daughter stating “he has a gun”. While deputies were searching for a possible suspect vehicle, they located an SUV parked in the middle of a near-by street. Deputies approached the vehicle and made contact with the victim who was seated in the passenger seat. The victim told deputies that the male subject who took her and held her against her will was inside of a near-by residence. The victim advised that the suspect was her live-in boyfriend Adonis Jarvis. The victim told deputies that Jarvis had forced her into the vehicle and drove around for a while before returning to the residence. The victim advised that Jarvis pointed a firearm at her head while inside of the vehicle. Deputies and detectives were able to make contact with Jarvis who surrendered shortly after. Jarvis was detained, and detectives obtained and executed a search warrant on the residence. During the search, detectives located a 9mm handgun consistent with the firearm the victim described to deputies. Jarvis was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Jail. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Turner ordered that Jarvis be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 10 years at hard labor with credit for time served on each count. It was further ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another, and concurrent with a 10 year sentence stemming from a June conviction for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in Ascension Parish. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.