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Gonzales Man Pleads Guilty Following Two Separate Burglaries

          On December 11, 2017, Quincy Wright of 3653 Osceola St. Baton Rouge, LA., age 26, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Wright 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 two separate Ascension Parish burglaries.  

          On September 23, 2017, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a residential burglary in the area of Weber City Rd. Gonzales. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the homeowner who advised that upon arriving home, she observed damage to the rear door of the residence. The victim observed that a purse containing a checkbook, a quantity of cash, and personal information had been taken. The victim also observed that several pieces of jewelry had been taken from a jewelry box inside of the residence. Deputies processed the scene and documented the stolen property. 

          Shortly after the first burglary occurred, patrol deputies were dispatched to the area of A Porrier Rd. Gonzales in reference to a second burglary. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the complainant who advised that an unknown male subject had made entry into a neighboring residence. Deputies made contact with the subject who was identified as Quincy Wright. Wright appeared to be looking around the outside of the residence. During their investigation, deputies observed that forced entry had been made into the residence. In addition, deputies located several pieces of jewelry and the checkbook which had been taken during the first burglary. The victim of the first burglary was able to identify the jewelry as that taken from the jewelry box. 

          Wright was arrested on scene and subsequently booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center in connection with both burglaries. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Verdigets ordered that Wright be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 6 years with credit for time served.