Houma Man Pleads Guilty Following Theft of Utility Trailer in Assumption Parish

On June 5, 2017, John Youmans of Houma, LA., age 53, pled guilty to Felony Theft. Youmans was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following the theft of a utility trailer from a Labadieville business.

On February 13, 2016, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Labadieville business in reference to the theft of a utility trailer. Detectives received a possible description of the vehicle used to pull the trailer and were able to identify the vehicle and trailer on surveillance video footage provided by local convenience stores. During the course of this investigation, detectives learned that a male subject identified as John Youmans was in custody in Iberville Parish for the theft of another utility trailer. Assumption Parish Detectives were able to coordinate with Iberville Parish Detectives and learned that the trailer stolen in Iberville Parish was observed connected to a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used in Labadieville. Detectives learned that around the time of the thefts, Youmans was communicating with an individual from Terrebonne Parish. It was determined that this individual had purchased a utility trailer from Youmans shortly after the thefts were reported. Detectives were able to recover the trailer in Terrebonne Parish. John Youmans was subsequently charged by the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, and a detainer was placed on him. Upon release from Iberville Parish, Youmans was booked into the Assumption Parish Jail.

Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge LeBlanc ordered that Youmans be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 4 years with credit for time served