During the week of August 28-September 1, 2017, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.

Ascension Parish:

1. Quinton Bolding, 6150 Babin Wilson St. Convent, LA., age 40, pled guilty on July 10, 2017 to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. On August 28, 2017, Bolding was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. It was ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.

2. Christopher LeBlanc, 576 Unadilla St. Shreveport, LA., age 25, pled guilty to Simple Burglary and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 3 years supervised probation.

3. Melba Irvin, 15037 Beau Jon Ave. Prairieville, LA., age 54, was found guilty by a jury on March 28, 2017 of Theft of Assets of an Aged or Disabled Person. On August 28, 2017, Irvin was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 5 years supervised probation.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Shawn Bush and Phil Maples. Presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert.

Assumption Parish:

1. Danny Reding, 161 Elaine St. Morgan City, LA., age 52, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and was sentenced to 8 years at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

2. Adonis Jarvis, 1305 E Bayou Rd. Donaldsonville, LA., age 26, pled guilty to False Imprisonment while Armed with a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Jarvis was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. It was ordered that the sentences are to run concurrent with one another, and the said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

3. Edis Alex Mejia Irias, 247 Green Ct. Napoleonville, LA., age 44, pled guilty to Possession or Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution and was sentenced to 360 days with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

4. Tyrone Tucker Jr., 111 Gold St. Napoleonville, LA., age 21, pled guilty to Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Tucker was sentenced to 5 years at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. It was ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another. It was further ordered that the said sentence is to be suspended, and Tucker is to be placed on 5 years supervised probation.

5. Katie Landry, 107 Oak Ln. Pierre Part, LA., age 27, pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Negligent Injuring (2 counts) on June 26, 2017. Sentencing was deferred pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. On August 28, 2017, Judge Turner ordered that Landry be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for 20 years with credit for time served. It was ordered that 3 years of the imposed sentence are to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. In addition, it was ordered that Landry is to pay restitution in the amount of $12,000 within 24 months of her release.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney and District Attorney Ricky Babin. Presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner Jr.

6. Donnie Daigle, 209 Jefferson St. Napoleonville, LA., age 27, pled guilty to Aggravated Flight from an Officer and was sentenced to 1 year at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

7. Alex Cedotal, Pierre Part, LA., age 53, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 18 months at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

8. Ramiro Bazaldua Jr., 6060 St. Elizabeth St. Paincourtville, LA., age 29, pled guilty to DWI 4th Offense. Sentencing was deferred pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation and is set for October 25, 2017.

9. Thomas Fontenot, 3203 Hwy 70 S Pierre Part, LA., age 18, pled guilty to Simple Robbery and was sentenced to 3 years at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets.

St. James Parish:

1. Denisha Wilson, 2636-2 Brooks Apartments Lutcher, LA., age 17, pled guilty to Cruelty to Juveniles and Simple Assault on a School Teacher. On the charge of Cruelty to Juveniles, Wilson was sentenced to 18 months with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 18 months supervised probation. On the charge of Simple Assault on a School Teacher, Wilson was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 6 months unsupervised probation. It was further ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.

2. Melissa Clark, 6508 Comite Dr. Baker, LA., age 34, pled guilty to Attempted Obtaining Drugs by Fraudulent Means and was sentenced to 3 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 3 years supervised probation.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg.

Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.

Donaldsonville man pleads guilty to false imprisonment and gun charge

On August 28, 2017, Adonis Jarvis of 1305 E Bayou Rd. Donaldsonville, LA., age 26, pled guilty to the charges of False Imprisonment while Armed with a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Jarvis was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner Jr. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a domestic related incident in the town of Napoleonville.

On August 10, 2016, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Napoleonville residence after dispatchers received a 911 hang-up call. Upon making contact with a female subject at the residence, deputies learned that the subject’s daughter had contacted her via text message advising that she had been kidnapped. While interviewing the subject at the residence, she received another text message from her daughter stating “he has a gun." While deputies were searching for a possible suspect vehicle, they located an SUV parked in the middle of a near-by street. Deputies approached the vehicle and made contact with the victim who was seated in the passenger seat. The victim told deputies that the male subject who took her and held her against her will was inside of a near-by residence. The victim advised that the suspect was her live-in boyfriend Adonis Jarvis. The victim told deputies that Jarvis had forced her into the vehicle and drove around for a while before returning to the residence. The victim advised that Jarvis pointed a firearm at her head while inside of the vehicle. Deputies and detectives were able to make contact with Jarvis who surrendered shortly after. Jarvis was detained, and detectives obtained and executed a search warrant on the residence. During the search, detectives located a 9mm handgun consistent with the firearm the victim described to deputies. Jarvis was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Jail.

Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Turner ordered that Jarvis be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 10 years at hard labor with credit for time served on each count. It was further ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another, and concurrent with a 10 year sentence stemming from a June conviction for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in Ascension Parish. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23 rd Judicial District Attorney

Ricky L. Babin.

Morgan City man pleads guilty to illegal firearm possession

On August 28, 2017, Danny Reding of 161 Elaine St. Morgan City, LA., age 52, pled

guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Reding was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner Jr. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following an incident at a Bayou L’Ourse residence.

On December 19, 2014, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a Bayou L’Ourse residence in reference to multiple gunshots being fired. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with witnesses who advised that Danny Reding fired multiple gunshots outside of his residence, then locked himself inside of the residence with his minor child. After a short period, deputies made entry into the residence and engaged in a brief struggle with Reding. Reding was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Jail.

Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Turner ordered that Reding be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 8 years. It was further ordered that the said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23 rd Judicial District Attorney

Ricky L. Babin.