On February 6, 2017, Troy Canselo of 1617 Pace Blvd. New Orleans, LA., age 44, pled guilty to Attempted Armed Robbery. Canselo 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 a 2014 robbery attempt.
On September 25, 2014, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence located along Hwy 308 in Napoleonville in reference to an attempted robbery. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the victim and his girlfriend who were sitting outside of their residence when they were approached by an unknown black male subject. The subject told the victim to “Give it Up”, and displayed a gun. Upon seeing the gun, the victim reached for it, and the two became involved in a struggle over the gun. During the struggle, a single shot was fired. The suspect then fled the area free of any of the victim’s belongings. During the course of the investigation, detectives located a hat worn by the suspect during the robbery attempt, which fell off of his head during the struggle. The hat was sent off to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab to search it for any DNA. The DNA on the hat was linked to Troy Canselo. Detectives showed a photo line-up to the victims, and Canselo was identified as the suspect in this incident. Troy Canselo was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.
Upon entering a plea of guilty to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge LeBlanc ordered that Canselo be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 10 years with credit for time served. It was further ordered that the imposed sentence is to be served without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.