Gramercy Woman Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Burglary and Theft of a Motor Vehicle

          On March 6, 2018, Elizabeth Fuentes of 1239 N Ezidore St. Gramercy, LA., age 33, pled guilty to Aggravated Burglary and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Fuentes was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, 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 2016 arrest. 

          On August 29, 2016 deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Hester residence in reference to a reported robbery. Upon arrival, deputies located the victim in this matter, who had been tied up and duct taped to a recliner inside of his residence. Detectives interviewed the victim, who advised that a male subject and a female subject had entered his residence through an unlocked door. The victim was able to identify the female subject as Elizabeth Fuentes. The victim advised that he has had a previous encounter with Fuentes. Fuentes reportedly told the victim that she and the unknown male subject were going to steal his truck and money. While the victim was tied and taped to the recliner, the duo were able to escape with approximately $600 in cash, several firearms, and the victim’s Dodge pick-up truck. A warrant of arrest was issued for Fuentes who was subsequently located and arrested on November 2, 2016. Detectives later identified the unknown male subject as 39-year-old Sidney Jones of Convent. Jones was arrested in February of this year and remains incarcerated pending arraignment. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Kliebert ordered that sentencing be deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. Sentencing in this matter is tentatively set for June 14, 2018.