Ascension Crime Briefs

Ascension Crime Briefs
Oliver Solomon

APSO seeking whereabouts of Donaldsonville man, second suspect arrested

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for 20-year-old Oliver Solomon, of Donaldsonville, who is wanted for second-degree battery and disturbing the peace, according to Major Kevin Hanna.

A second suspect, identified as Cordell Forcell, turned himself into authorities on Saturday night after deputies responded to a house party at a residence in Donaldsonville where a fight occurred. Both Forcell and Solomon approached a male victim across the street from the party and punched him in the face. The victim received fractures to the face and was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries, Major Hanna said.

Cordell Forcell, 20, of 107 Oakridge Ave., Donaldsonville, was arrested on Saturday, May 28 and charged with second-degree battery and disturbing the peace.

Solomon is approximately six feet tall, weighing 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with the whereabouts of Oliver Solomon is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636 or by texting 847411 to an anonymous tip line from any cellular device, or contact Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867), text CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit an anonymous tip at crimestoppersbr.com. You will remain completely anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

Gonzales man charged in heroin overdose case

According to Lt. Col. Bobby Webre of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, in the morning hours of Tuesday, May 3, deputies responded to a residence located at 43462 R. Daigle Road in Gonzales in reference to an unresponsive male who subsequently died from an apparent overdose.

During the preliminary investigation deputies identified the victim as 20-year-old Abraham Said of Baton Rouge. Deputies learned that an individual, identified as Andre Wilson, brought Said to the residence on R. Daigle Road around 3 a.m. where the two visited with other occupants of the home.

During the visit, Wilson prepared a syringe of heroin and administered it to Said. The occupants of the home later found Said unconscious and called 911, while Wilson left the residence taking with him heroin and other drug paraphernalia.

Detectives collected evidence at the scene including the alleged syringe that was used to inject Said with the heroin. Later the same day detectives located and arrested Andre Wilson, 20, of 45497 Rodney Road in St. Amant for obstruction of justice, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on Tuesday, May 3.

Later autopsy and toxicology results revealed that Said had in fact died from a lethal dose of heroin that was supplied by Wilson. On Friday, May 27, detectives upgraded the charges on Wilson to second-degree murder. Wilson remains incarcerated on a $300,000 bond set by Judge Kliebert.

Guilty Pleas

During the week of May 30 to June 3, the following defendants pleaded guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.

Ascension Parish

Ashley Knight, 18387 Donna St., Prairieville, age 32, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and 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.

Gregory Laudun, 37333 Mill Park, Gonzales, age 37, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to four years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The imposed sentence is to be suspended upon completion of the following conditions: The defendant must serve six months in the parish jail or enroll in and complete a court approved substance abuse treatment program. Upon completion the defendant will be placed on four years supervised probation.

Chad Deslatte, 13031 Babin Road, Gonzales, age 34, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to four years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on two years supervised probation.

Devante Francois, 2341 Hebert Drive, Laplace, age 19, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 18 months with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 12 months supervised probation.

Myles Bergeron, 44401 Kaytain Xing, Sorrento, age 39, 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, to be suspended, and placed on five years supervised probation.

Angelisse Papizan, 15143 Silver Oak St., Prairieville, age 22, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (twocounts) and was sentenced to four years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. The imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another. The imposed sentences are to be suspended upon completion of the following conditions: The defendant must serve six months in the parish jail or enroll in and complete a court approved substance abuse treatment program. Upon completion, the defendant is to be placed on four years supervised probation.

Byron Howard, 37233 Cornerview Road, Geismar, age 35, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (two counts) and was sentenced to five years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. The imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another. The imposed sentences are to be suspended, and the defendant is to be placed on supervised probation for four years.

Gabriel Henry, 806 6th St., Donaldsonville, age 35, pleaded guilty to Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 12 months with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

Brett Spruel, 2503 Guilford Drive, Baton Rouge, age 29, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to four years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The imposed sentence is to be suspended upon completion of the following conditions: The defendant must serve six months is the parish jail or enroll in and complete a court approved substance abuse treatment program. Upon completion, the defendant is to be placed on four years supervised probation.

Brittany Babin, 910 South Autabin Place, Gonzales, age 26, pleaded guilty to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoids, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Theft Valued at $750 or more. The defendant was sentenced to 18 months with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 18 months supervised probation.

Louise Sparlin, 41087 Witek Road, Gonzales, age 40, pleaded guilty to Child Endangerment, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The defendant was sentenced to four years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on four years supervised probation.

Steven Keown, 42355 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, age 56, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to four years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

Kevin Pardue, 449 S. Sherwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, age 28, pleaded guilty to Illegal Carrying of Weapons (three counts), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. The defendant 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.

Sedrick Thompson, 14277 Mire Road, Gonzales, age 37, pleaded guilty to Simple Battery, Attempted Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Enticing Persons into Prostitution. On the charges of Simple Battery and Attempted Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, the defendant was sentenced to seven years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. On the charge of Enticing Persons into Prostitution, the defendant was sentenced to two years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.

Robert Bennett, 1408 Peytavin St., Donaldsonville, age 35, pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to ten years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on five years supervised probation.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Charles “Chuck” Long and Lindsey Manda. The presiding judge was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg.

Assumption and St. James parishes had no court news to report this week.