St. Amant Man Pleads Guilty Following Burglary Arrest

          On January 15, 2019, Elmo Lambert of 45368 Gold Place Rd. St. Amant, LA., age 45, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Lambert was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following separate burglary investigations. 

          On February 21, 2018, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a St. Amant residence in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the complainant who advised that a workshop near the residence had been burglarized. There were obvious signs of forced entry into the workshop and miscellaneous items had been taken. The complainant received information from a third party that Elmo Lambert had dropped off items to a nearby residence which were consistent with the items taken from the workshop. Deputies obtained statements from all parties and obtained a warrant of arrest for Elmo Lambert. 

          On March 17, 2018, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Gonzales residence in reference to miscellaneous items being taken from the residence. Upon arrival, deputies learned that Elmo Lambert entered the residence using a spare key that was left outside. Lambert was brought to the residence by a third party who agreed to give Lambert a ride to retrieve items from the residence in question. Lambert without permission, took items including medication and cash from inside of the residence along with an assortment of power tools from under the garage. Deputies located Lambert a short while later and placed him under arrest for this burglary along with the February burglary. Lambert was subsequently transported to the Ascension Parish Detention Center where he was booked accordingly.  

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Lambert was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.