During the week of April 9-April 13, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23 rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.

Ascension Parish:

1. Dustyn Babin, 14126 Roddy Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The defendant is to serve 1 year of the said sentence, and the remaining 4 years are to be suspended. Upon release, the defendant is to be placed on 2 years supervised probation.

2. Lionel Cannon, 41419 Narvoe Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 37, pled guilty to Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 18 months supervised probation.

3. Carlie Green, 6610 Hwy 74 St. Gabriel, LA., age 22, pled guilty to Felony Theft and was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 2 years supervised probation.

4. Earnest Castro, Donlelson CT., age 32, pled guilty to Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. It was ordered that 5 years of the said sentence are to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence, and the remaining 5 years are to be suspended. Upon release from incarceration, the defendant is to be placed on 5 years supervised probation. In addition, the defendant is to register and notify as a sex offender for life.

5. Trenton Jones, 172 Evangeline Dr. Donaldsonville, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Numbers or Marks and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

6. Brandon Ursin, 4564 Walter Hill Rd. Darrow, LA., age 30, pled guilty to Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling and was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 2 years supervised probation.

7. Arthr Babin, 12521 Plank Rd. Baker, LA., age 21, pled guilty to Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 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 Attorneys Joni Buquoi and Leila Braswell. Presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets.

8. Adrian Waguespack, 4795 Idlewood Dr. Baton Rouge, LA., age 31, pled guilty to Felony Theft (2 counts) and was sentenced to 8 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 3 years supervised probation.

9. Corey Blanchard, 103 Gary St. Pierre Part, LA., age 43, pled guilty to DWI 3 rd Offense and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 2 years supervised probation.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Phil Maples, and presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert.

Assumption Parish:

Assumption Parish had no court news to report this week.

St. James Parish:

1. Stefan Sheppard, 1105 Mills St. Donaldsonville, LA., age 30, pled guilty to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and was sentenced to 6 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 2 years supervised probation.

2. Treveon Rome, 5212 Brightside View Baton Rouge, LA., age 20, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms (2 counts) and was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

3. Everett Maiden, 9449 Langham Dr. Baton Rouge, LA., age 18, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms 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 Jessie LeBlanc.

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