LaSalle Man Sentenced

LaSalle Man Sentenced to 28 Years With D.O.C.

A LaSalle Parish man was sentenced to 28 years at hard labor on drug and other charges during 28th Judicial District Court on Friday, June 20, 2014.

The Honorable J. Christopher Peters, District Judge, presided. Also at their regular duties were District Attorney J. Reed Walters and assistants, Deputy Sheriffs Jim Arbogast, Christie Greer, and Alan Graham; Deputy Clerks of Court Tara Talley and Reba McClure, and Court Reporter/Administrator Bobby L. Wilson.

Kinerick Curry, also known as Kendrick O. Curry, was sentenced on the following charges: 3 years at hard labor with the Department of Corrections (DOC) on a charge of domestic abuse by strangulation, 4 years at hard labor for possession of CDS II, methamphetamine and 7 years at hard labor on each of three counts of distribution of CDS II, methamphetamine. The domestic abuse sentence is to run concurrent with the possession and distribution sentence. The charges of possession and distribution (3 counts) are to run consecutively. He was given credit for time served and the State agreed not to file a habitual offender bill against the defendant as to these charges.

Paul A. Burlew entered a guilty plea to a charge of possession of CDS II, methamphetamine. The plea was taken as a blind plea. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered returnable to the Court by noon on July 26, with sentencing set for 9:30 a.m. on August 5. A charge of possession of CDS I, synthetic cannabinoids, was dismissed by the State.

Ronald G. Acker was sentenced to 2 years at hard labor with DOC on a charge of battery of a police officer while in custody of DOC. The sentence is to run consecutively with any sentence the defendant is now serving. A charge of introduction of contraband into a penal facility was dismissed by the State.

Ronald E. Gardner was sentenced to 5 years at hard labor with DOC on a charge of distribution of CDS II, cocaine. Two of those years will be without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. He was fined $1,500 plus all costs of Court. On the charge of Count II, distribution of CDS II, cocaine, the defendant was ordered to serve 5 years at hard labor with D.O.C. Two years are to be served without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. He was fined $1,500 plus all costs of Court. The sentences are to run consecutively. A third count of distribution of CDS II, cocaine, was dismissed by the State. The State agreed not to file a habitual offender bill against the defendant as to these charges.

Richard A. Smith was sentenced to 1 year at hard labor with D.O.C. and ordered topay all costs of Court on a charge of illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Danny R. Wright was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor with D.O.C. on a charge of illegal possession of stolen goods over $1,500. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on 5 years active supervised probation. Further, the defendant was ordered to pay a fine of $3,000 plus all costs of Court, and $6,209 for restitution. Payments are to be made in equal monthly installments over the first year of probation.

Christie Wells was sentenced to 5 years at hard labor with D.O.C. on a charge of possession of CDS II, methamphetamine. Two and one-half years of the sentence was suspended. The defendant was placed on 5 years active supervised probation upon release. Ms. Wells was ordered to have an addictive disorders evaluation within 14 days of her release, and follow all recommendations given bythe Addictive Disorders Clinic. She must attend one NA meeting per week during her probation. The sentence is to run consecutive to any sentence the defendant is now serving.

Trent R. Boyd was fined $500 plus all costs of Court on a charge of simple battery, amended from second-degree battery. Further, the defendant was ordered to pay $8,405.70 in restitution.

Bryan Heath Chevallier appeared in Court for a status hearing on charges of aggravated rape The charges were amended to 2nd degree sexual battery, possession of CDS II, methamphetamine, with intent to distribute, and possession of CDS III with intent to distribute. The matter is rescheduled for a final status hearing on July 18, with trial set for July 21.

Thomas Herles appeared in Court for a status hearing on charges of simple burglary, 3 counts, simple burglary of a religious building, 2 counts, and attempted simple burglary, 2 counts. The matter was rescheduled for a final status hearing on July 18.

Paula M. Melancon appeared in Court for a status hearing on a charge of distribution of CDS II, methamphetamine, 2 counts. The matter was rescheduled for a final status hearing on July 18, with trial set for July 21.
Clarence Everette Moreau was fined $1,000, and all costs of Court, on an amended charge of aggravated assault (amended from a charge of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrument). The sentence of 6 months in the parish jail was suspended, and he was placed on 2 years active supervised probation. All fines and fees were to be paid by 3 p.m. the day of Court.
Joshua G. Poole appeared in Court for a status hearing on a charge of forcible rape. This matter was rescheduled for trial on July 21.

Christopher E. Savell was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail on a charge of resisting an officer. He was given credit for time served. Charges of domestic abuse battery and criminal damage to property were dismissed by the State.

 

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