LaPlace Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Possession

          On September 10, 2018, Dvonta Curley of 2500 Amy Dr. LaPlace, LA., age 20, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Curley was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a disturbance in a Lutcher neighborhood. 

          On September 7, 2017, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of S Exchange Alley in Lutcher in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the parties involved and learned that one of the subjects had fired a handgun during the disturbance. This subject had already fled the area prior to the arrival of deputies. Shortly after, deputies observed the vehicle in which the subject had fled in and initiated a traffic stop. Upon coming into contact with the vehicle’s occupants and learning that the individual with the gun was in the car, deputies requested consent to search the vehicle which was granted. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a .40 caliber handgun. Further investigation revealed that the passenger, Dvonta Curley, was the individual with the gun. Curley, who has a prior felony conviction in St. John Parish for Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities, was arrested and transported to the St. James Parish Jail where he was booked accordingly. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Curley was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.