On May 15, 2017, Jennifer Mcghee, age 30, pled guilty to the charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Mcghee was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, 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 2015 deputy involved shooting.
On January 20, 2015, patrol deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle fitting the description of the vehicle that a shop-lifting suspect left the Donaldsonville Wal-Mart in. Once the vehicle came to rest, a male subject exited the vehicle and began firing multiple gunshots at one of the deputies with a handgun. The deputy sustained a gunshot wound to the hand and was treated at a local hospital. Through the course of an extensive investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants on John McMullen, Chadwick Schwender, and Jennifer Mcghee for their involvement. The trio was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge LeBlanc ordered that Mcghee be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 15 years at hard labor with credit for time served. It was further ordered that the imposed sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.