Three dead in apparent double murder-suicide

Shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Oak Trace Road in Prairieville in reference to a neighbor hearing a gunshot that came from inside the residence, according to Sheriff Jeff Wiley.

Shawn Millet, 37, is believed to have killed Lacey Leblanc, 31, of Walker and her eight-year-old daughter inside the residence and then shot himself. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned that Millet and Leblanc met online approximately six months ago. Leblanc and her eight-year-old child were visiting Millet’s residence and all three were seen on the porch of the residence Saturday night which was the last time that anyone had seen or heard from Leblanc.

After further investigation, deputies learned that Millet has a criminal history with charges stemming from domestic abuse battery and cruelty to juveniles. He also began treatment for mental illness recently.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death of Leblanc and her eight-year-old daughter in the near future.

The case is still under investigation and more information may be available at a later date.

Geismar man sentenced in armed robbery case

On Oct. 27, 2015 Bryan Golden of Geismar, age 33, was found guilty by an Ascension Parish Jury for the Armed Robbery of Red River Bank located on La. 73 in Geismar. Golden was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. Sentencing was deferred pending a pre-sentence investigation.

On Feb. 19, 2014 at approximately 12:41 p.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Red River Bank on La. 73 in Geismar for a report of an armed robbery. Through the course of the investigation, it was learned that an unknown black male entered the bank wearing a motorcycle helmet. Upon making entry, the suspect brandished a small pistol and proceeded to jump over the teller’s counter and began gathering cash. The suspect then ran out to a gold colored four-door sedan and fled the area. Shortly after, investigators located the suspected getaway car abandoned in a wooded area a short distance away from the bank. Search dogs escorted investigators to an area where it was believed the robbery suspect was picked up. Through further investigation, Golden was identified as the individual who made entry into the bank armed with a pistol demanding cash.

Golden appeared in court on Aug. 8, 2016 where a motion for new trial was taken up and denied by Judge Kliebert. By law there is a minimum of a 24-hour delay before sentencing when a post trial judgment is denied however, Golden waived the delay. Judge Kliebert ordered that Golden be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 15 years at hard labor with credit for time served. Golden was given an addition penalty of five years for committing the armed robbery with a firearm. The five year penalty is to run consecutive to 15 years sentence. Golden was sentenced to a total of 20 years with credit for time served with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. The imposed sentence is to be served without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.