On February 13, 2017, Bret Millet of 14490 Lake Crossing Dr. Gonzales, LA., age 52, pled guilty to Simple Burglary, Theft of Goods Valued at $1500 or More, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Millet was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Amy Colby, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2015 residential burglary.
On July 6, 2015, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Stafford Estates Subdivision Rd., Gonzales, in reference to a residential burglary. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the complainant who advised that when he arrived at his father’s residence, he observed that the front door was wide open. The complainant also advised that there were multiple miscellaneous items missing from throughout the residence. Investigators dusted for fingerprints and were able to swab a small amount of blood on a piece of glass that had been broken during the burglary. The blood sample was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab where it was analyzed for potential DNA. The blood sample matched the DNA composition of Bret Millet. Deputies also located Millet’s identification card on the ground near the residence. An arrest warrant was then issued for Millet. On July 7, 2015, sheriff’s deputies made contact with Millet at his residence and advised him of the arrest warrant. While Millet was being placed into handcuffs, deputies observed that Millet was holding a “crack pipe”, or device commonly used for smoking crack cocaine. Millet was arrested and transported to the Ascension Parish jail where he was booked accordingly.
Upon entering a plea of guilty to the above charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Verdigets ordered that Millet be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a total of 6 years with credit for time served. On the charge of Simple Burglary, Millet was sentenced to 6 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. On the charge of Theft of Goods Valued at $1500 or more, Millet was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. On the charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Millet was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail with credit for time served. It was further ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.