St. James Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary Charge

          On December 11, 2017, Kalin Elder of 3437 Wendy St. Paulina, LA., age 21, pled guilty to the charge of Simple Burglary. Elder 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 2014 residential burglary. 

          On November 18, 2014, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Central Project St. Apartment located in Convent in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the tenant who advised that upon her entering the apartment, she observed several items to be out of place. While walking through the apartment, the tenant heard a noise coming from a closet. The tenant opened the closet door and located a male subject hiding. The suspect then fled the residence. The tenant was able to positively identify the suspect as Kalin Elder, who she has known since Elder was a child. Detectives responded and processed the scene. While processing the scene, detectives observed obvious signs of forced entry into the apartment. Elder was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge LeBlanc ordered that Elder be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 3 years with credit for time served.