During the week of November 26-November 30, 2018, 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. Cody Bezet, 13906 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, La., age 25, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The defendant was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

2. Brandon Lee, 16462 Jay Rd. Prairieville, La., age 25, pled guilty to Auto Burglary (3 counts) and was sentenced to 7 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. It was ordered that 4 years of the said sentence are to be served, and the remaining 3 years are to be suspended. Upon release the defendant is to be placed on 3 years supervised probation.

3. Chadwick Sandifer, 16096 Hezzie Loyd Rd. Folsom, La., age 44, pled guilty to Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The defendant was sentenced to 1 year with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

4. Jamal Vaughn, 301 Claiborne St. Donaldsonville, La., age 18, pled guilty to Illegal Use of Weapons 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.

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. Scott Leonard Jr., 152 Riverbend St. Pierre Part, La., age 25, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

2. Eno Domingue Jr., 247 Shell Beach Rd. Pierre Part, La., age 25, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 1 year with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

3. Ronnie Metrejean, 142 Agnes St. Pierre Part, La., age 48, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 2 years 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. John Walters, 337 E 14th St. Gramercy, La., age 33, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and was sentenced to 13 years 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. Jaxon Roussel, 4282 Belmont Ln. Hester, La., age 23, pled guilty to Simple Robbery, 2nd Degree Battery, and Possession of an Unidentifiable Firearm. The defendant was sentenced to 3 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. The said sentences are to run concurrent with one another.

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.