Tangipahoa Man Pleads Guilty to Gonzales Robbery

          On May 8, 2017, David Little of Roseland, LA., age 22, pled guilty to Armed Robbery, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. Little was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following the robbery of an Ascension Parish man. 

          On June 13, 2016, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales in reference to a patient who had sustained bruising and lacerations to the head and facial area while at a Gonzales residence. The victim advised deputies that he was at a house party in Gonzales when he was asked to go into the backyard of the residence with David Little and two other male subjects. The victim had no recollection of what took place in the back yard of the residence, but observed miscellaneous items missing from on his person. Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Little and the other subjects had lured the victim into the back yard of the residence where he was beaten and robbed. After detectives developed suspects in this matter, a search warrant was executed at a location where Little was staying. During the search, detectives located Little, Tye’Wayne Morris, and a juvenile subject who were identified as potential suspects. During the search of the residence, detectives located a quantity of Methamphetamine. All three subjects were subsequently arrested.  

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Little was sentenced on all charges. On the charge of Armed Robbery, Little was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. This sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. On the charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile, Little was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. These sentences were suspended, and Little is to be placed on 5 years supervised probation on each count. It was further ordered that all of the sentences are to run consecutive to one another. Upon release from incarceration, Little will remain on supervised probation for a period of 10 years. Tye’Wayne Morris and the juvenile suspect in this matter are currently being prosecuted for their alleged involvement in this incident as well.