Gonzales Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary Charges

          On August 12, 2019, Reece Breaux of 9306 Kurt Kindler Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 27, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Breaux 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 a series of burglaries.

          On November 15, 2018, detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a shed and vehicle burglary in the Gonzales area. Upon arrival, detectives learned that a vehicle had been burglarized. A short distance away, a shed adjacent to a nearby residence had been burglarized. The homeowner observed that multiple power tools had been taken from the shed. Detectives quickly identified Reece Breaux, who resided at a residence in the area, as a suspect. Detectives interviewed Breaux who confessed to committing the vehicle burglary, but denied committing the shed burglary. Breaux was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center. Detectives learned later that Breaux had sold some of the items taken from the shed to at a local pawn shop. Detectives interviewed Breaux a second time at the jail and upon completion of this interview, Breaux was booked on an additional count of burglary.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Breaux was sentenced to 6 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.