Vacherie Man Gets 10 Year Prison Sentence for Illegal Firearm Possession

          On April 30, 2019, Emile Gros of 13810 Mimosa St. Vacherie, LA., age 58, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Gros was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors in connection with a 2018 arrest. 

          On September 16, 2018, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots being fired at a Vacherie business. Upon arrival, deputies observed a male subject standing next to a parked car at the rear of the business holding a handgun. As deputies approached the subject, he attempted to flee. While running, the subject threw the gun into a ditch. After a brief foot pursuit, deputies were able to safely apprehend the subject who was identified as Emile Gros. Deputies located the handgun along the path that Gros took during his attempt to evade deputies. Gros was arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center. Gros has multiple prior felony convictions for drug related charges.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Gros was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.