On October 4, 2017, Michael Chauff Jr. of 111 Millien St. Donaldsonville, LA., age 34, pled guilty to two counts of Simple Burglary. Chauff was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following two separate Assumption Parish burglaries.
On June 7, 2016, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle burglary in the Belle Rose area. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the owner of the vehicle who advised that when he got into his pickup truck, he observed that a firearm had been taken from the vehicle’s center console.
On July 31, 2016, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential burglary in the Paincourtville area. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victim who advised that several firearms had been taken from the interior of his residence. The victim provided deputies with information indicating that Chauff may be a suspect in this matter.
A short time later, detectives interviewed witnesses with information pertaining to both burglaries. Detectives were able to identify Chauff as the suspect in both burglaries. Chauff was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge LeBlanc ordered that Chauff be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 5 years with credit for time served on each count. It was further ordered that the said sentences are to run concurrent with one another.