Lutcher Man Gets 10 Years for Burglary Charge

          On March 10, 2018, Brent Zeller of 1390 Second St. Lutcher, LA., age 36, pled guilty as charged to Simple Burglary. Zeller 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 2015 arrest. 

          On August 12, 2015, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen in the Lutcher area after observing a male subject entering a house that was under construction. Upon arrival, deputies located the subject who was identified as Brent Zeller. Zeller was in possession of a bag containing cutting tools and copper wire. Zeller advised deputies that he was looking in the nearby dumpster for scrap copper and decided to enter the residence in search of more scrap copper. Zeller was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. 

          On June 11, 2018, Zeller appeared before Judge LeBlanc for sentencing. Zeller was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.