Ascension Crime Briefs

Ascension Crime Briefs
Delton Selders

Gonzales man pleads guilty to carnal knowledge

On June 13, Noel Williams Jr. of 1411 W. Sidney St., Gonzales, age 26, pleaded guilty to one count of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. Williams entered the plea after reaching an agreement with prosecutors one day prior to his scheduled trial date. Williams was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi. The presiding judge was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets.

On October 27, 2015, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a Donaldsonville residence regarding a report of a runaway juvenile. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the mother of a 13-year-old female. Deputies learned that the juvenile was seen leaving the area in a dark-colored four-door sedan. Deputies located a vehicle matching the description nearby and initiated a traffic stop where the juvenile was located in the vehicle. The driver was identified as Noel Williams, Jr. Through investigation, it was learned that Williams and the juvenile had engaged in sexual intercourse just prior to making contact with deputies. Williams was 25 years of age at the time of the incident. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center.

Following this guilty plea, Williams was sentenced by Judge Verdigets to a period of five years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. Upon release, Williams must also register as a sex offender for a period of 15 years.

Two arrests made in burglary of Prairieville home

A man wanted for burglarizing a residence on Lauren Drive in Prairieville on the evening of June 9 has been arrested. 

Myron Turner was arrested Friday morning (June 10) at a residence on Riverdale Drive in Baton Rouge by the US Marshals.

According to Lt. Col. Bobby Webre, deputies arrived at the Lauren Drive residence where the back door had been kicked in and a 42-inch television and approximately $800 was missing from the residence. No one was in the residence  at the time of the burglary.

As the investigation continued, deputies obtained surveillance video that captured Turner and an additional suspect in a gray vehicle leaving the driveway of the residence.

Turner has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Jail and is awaiting extradition to Ascension Parish, where he will be charged with immovable structures, illegal possession of stolen things, and criminal damage to property.

Later on June 10, APSO furthered its search for an additional suspect, 18-year-old,Delton Selders.

Selders was arrested on the morning of June 11 and charged with illegal possession of stolen things, damage to property, and simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

Belle Rose Man Pleads Guilty to Assault Charges

On June 8, Jamaul Myles, of 179 Virginia St. Belle Rose, age 23, pleaded guilty to three counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm in 23rd Judicial District Court, Assumption Parish, after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. The guilty plea stems from two separate incidents in Assumption Parish. Myles was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle.

On Aug. 3, 2013, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Walker St. in Bertrandville in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the alleged victim who advised that he was confronted by Myles at the Texaco convenient store on Spur 70 in Plattenville. The victim advised that Myles made efforts to initiate a fight with him. The victim advised that Myles then walked over to his vehicle and began digging around for something while inside. The victim then left the area and was followed by Myles to his residence on Walker St. Myles then approached the yard of the victim who was accompanied by multiple other individuals. Myles fired three to four gunshots into the general area of these individuals. Myles was then booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

On March 18, 2014, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Klotzville Lane in Belle Rose in reference to a male subject identified as Jamaul Myles driving up and down Klotzville Lane swerving at a female subject. The victim advised that after swerving at her, Myles pulled into a driveway where he appeared to be tampering with a firearm. The victim advised that Myles got back on the roadway and pointed a gun at her as he was passing again. Patrol deputies were able to locate the suspect vehicle in the area and identified Jamaul Myles as the driver. After making contact with Myles, deputies obtained a search warrant to search the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, a .380 caliber handgun was located in the vehicle. The gun matched the description provided by the victim. Myles was then booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

Following Myles entering a guilty plea to three counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, the presiding judge over this matter being the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc, sentenced Jamaul Myles 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.

Guilty Pleas

During the week of June 6 to June 10, 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 and Assumption parishes have no court news to report this week.

St. James Parish

Joseph Toups, 533 La. 308, Thibodaux, age 48, pled guilty to Insurance Fraud and was sentenced to two years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on two years supervised probation.

Penny Schexnayder, 1151 La. 18 Vacherie, age 53, pleaded guilty to Principal to Insurance Fraud and was sentenced to two years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on two years supervised probation.

Christopher Tapp, 3137 Mt. Bethel St., Donaldsonville, age 28, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Schedule I 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 four years supervised probation.

The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Steven Tureau. The presiding judge was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert.