Three arrested after school bus fight

On Friday, Sept. 16, deputies began investigating a fight that occurred between Donaldsonville High School students on a school bus at approximately 7 a.m. Friday morning.

As the investigation continued it was learned that three females jumped another female victim while the bus was in motion. A video of the fight surfaced on social media and deputies were able to identify and arrest 17-year-old Dajanae Julien and two other juvenile females and charged with disturbing the peace and simple battery.

Julien was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond and the two juveniles were placed in the Terrebonne Parish Detention Center.

Guilty Pleas

During the week of Sept. 12 to Sept. 16, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James. Assumption and St. James had no court news to report this week.

Ascension Parish

Ryan Barges, 1033 Nolan St., Donaldsonville, age 23, pleaded guilty to Simple Burglary and was sentenced to one year with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on one year supervised probation.

Myrtle Brown, 215 Freddie St., Gonzales, age 42, pleaded guilty to Leased Movables; Obtaining by False Representation, Failure to Return or Surrender, and was sentenced to five years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on five years supervised probation.

Avery Cotton, 6411 Midway Road, Carthage, Miss., age 42, pleaded guilty to Hit and Run Driving. Sentencing was deferred to a later date.

Nicholas Gaudin, 25625 Gill Road, Denham Springs, age 18, pleaded guilty to Simple Burglary, and was sentenced to seven years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. It was ordered that two years of the imposed sentence are to be served, and the remaining five years of the imposed sentence are to be suspended. Upon release, the defendant is to be placed on five years supervised probation, and will placed one year of electronic monitoring,

Levell Green, 11232 Roddy Road, Gonzales, age 25, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, and was sentenced to five years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

Destin Kirkland, 15491 Shirley Drive, Prairieville, age 19, pled guilty to Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling and Domestic Abuse Battery. The defendant was sentenced to three years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on three years supervised probation.

Lakeisha Marshall, 1305 Mckinley St., Donaldsonville, age 36, pleaded guilty to Failure to Register and Notify as a Sex Offender or Child Predator. Sentencing was deferred pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation.

Tony Naquin, 11722 Lewis Road, Derrider, age 21, pleaded guilty to Bank Fraud, and was sentenced to four years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

Sammy Salman, 44311 Erwin Villar Road, Prairieville, age 26, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Battery, and was sentenced to five years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

Durwin Taylor, 3103 Ceasar Lane, Donaldsonville, age 28, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Second Degree Battery and Violation of a Protective Order (two counts). On the charge of Aggravated Second Degree Battery, the defendant was sentenced to 15 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. It was ordered that 10 years of the impose sentence are to be suspended, and the defendant is to serve the remaining five years. On the charge of Violation of a Protective Order, the defendant was sentenced to six months on each count to run consecutive to one another. The imposed sentence on the charge of Aggravated in Second Degree Battery and the imposed sentence on the charge of Violation of a Protective Order are to run concurrent with one another.

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

Rashad Bridges, 1542 Galaxy Blvd., Darrow, age 31, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. On the charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, the defendant was sentenced to 15 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. On the Charge of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, the defendant was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.

Roderick Bourgeois, 10330 Burnside St., Convent, age 33, pleaded guilty to Theft Valued at $750 or more, but less than $5000 (two counts). The defendant was sentenced to five years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count, to run concurrent with one another. The imposed sentence is to be suspended, and the defendant is to be placed on two years supervised probation.

Oseco Diggs, 10349 Legion St., Convent, age 23, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Resisting an Officer. On the charge of Aggravated Flight from an Officer, the defendant was sentenced to five years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on three years supervised probation. On the charge of Resisting an Officer, the defendant was sentenced to six months in the parish jail.

Jason Leachman, 41393 Aqua Marine Ave., Gonzales, previously pleaded guilty to DWI Third Offense and Vehicular Negligent Injuring and sentencing was deferred pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. On the charge of DWI Third Offense, the defendant was sentenced to four years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. On the charge of Vehicular Negligent Injuring, the defendant was sentenced to six months parish jail. The imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.

Julian Earl, 37371 La. 30, Geismar, age 40, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Resisting an Officer. On the charge of Aggravated Flight from an Officer, the defendant was sentenced to five years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on three years supervised probation. On the charge of Resisting an Officer, the defendant was sentenced to six months in the parish jail. The imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Joni Buquoi and Amy Colby. Presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets.