Donaldsonville Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charges

          On November 27, 2017, Christopher McBride of 609 Pine St. Donaldsonville, LA., age 28, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. McBride was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Shawn Bush, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a June incident.  

          On June 9, 2017, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Donaldsonville business after a report of an assault involving a firearm. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the female victim in this matter. Deputies learned that the victim had been involved in a heated argument with McBride. The victim advised that during the argument, McBride reached inside his vehicle and pulled out a black handgun. The victim advised deputies that McBride pointed the gun at her and made threats towards her. Shortly after, both subjects fled the area.  

          Deputies traveled to McBride’s residence where they located him sleeping in his bed. Deputies made contact with McBride who advised that he was with the victim, but denied assaulting the victim or having a firearm. Deputies obtained a search warrant for McBride’s residence and located a black Taurus 9mm handgun under McBride’s mattress. The firearm located matched the description of the firearm used in the incident. A criminal history check revealed that McBride had a previous felony conviction for Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities. McBride was subsequently arrested and transported to the Ascension Parish Detention Center where he was booked accordingly. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Kliebert ordered that on the charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, McBride be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 10 years with credit for time served. On the charge of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Judge Kliebert ordered that McBride be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 6 years with credit for time served. It was further ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.