Ascension Crime Briefs
Rape investigation underway at Ascension Parish Jail
Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the rape of an Ascension Parish prison inmate that was reported to authorities on Jan. 12, said Chief Deputy Bobby Webre.
The investigation began when the victim reported that he had been raped by another inmate on two different occasions in the past week.
According to Webre, during the investigation, the Louisiana State Police detectives’ bureau was brought in as an independent agency to review the case.
As the rape investigation unfolded, the suspect was identified as 17-year-old inmate, Tre’Anthony James. He has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape. James was additionally charged with simple criminal damage to property after investigators discovered the victims jail issued jump suit was damaged during the commission of the rape.
A second inmate, 17-year-old Kaglin Green, was also arrested in assisting James during the commission of one of the rapes. Green is being charged with one count of principal to second-degree rape and principal to simple criminal damage to property.
James is currently incarcerated on a Dec. 3, 2016, incident where deputies responded to an apartment complex in Gonzales after a tenant shot at two individuals attempting to break into his vehicle.
During the course of that investigation, it was learned that James, and another subject, were inside the apartment complex attempting to commit a number of vehicle burglaries. After the shots were fired James and his accomplice fled the scene in their vehicle which was later learned to have been stolen out of Baton Rouge.
James and his accomplice were later apprehended and charged with three counts simple burglary, illegal possession of stolen things, and principal to attempted first-degree murder.
Green is currently incarcerated on murder charges stemming from his role in the beating death of a teen in August 2014 that occurred behind the Mississippi River levee in Donaldsonville.
Assumption man leads police to his arrest
Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Dwayne Paul Hebert, 39, 131 Substation St., on drug and weapons charges.
An Assumption Parish Sheriff’s deputy received a text message misdirected by Hebert in which Hebert arranged to deliver crystal meth-amphetamine at a pre-determined location in Pierre Part. The patrol officer agreed to meet Hebert at the location. The deputy then mobilized the Narcotics Division to assist. When Hebert showed up, he was arrested. Deputies seized a quantity of meth-amphetamine and two firearms. Hebert was placed under arrest, transported to the parish detention center and booked on charges of Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Meth Amphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Two counts Resisting an Officer.
Hebert was jailed awaiting a bond hearing. He is the same individual arrested in early November accused of operating a meth-lab out of a boat. Hebert was out on a $90,000 bond for those charges.
During the week of Jan. 9 through Jan. 13, 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 Parish had no court news to report this week.
Porsche Favorite, 518 East Great Haven St., Gonzales, age 26, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance. The defendant was sentenced to three years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. The imposed sentences are to be suspended, and the defendant is to be placed on five years supervised probation.
Tyler Everett, 42553 La. 42, Prairieville, age 22, pled guilty to Theft of Assets of Aged Person or Disabled Person and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. The defendant was sentenced to three years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served on each count. The imposed sentences are to be suspended, and the defendant is to be placed on three years supervised probation.
The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Joni Buquoi and Steven Tureau. Presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets.
St. James Parish
Joseph Stout, 39532 Brignac Road, Paulina, age 34, pled guilty to Simple Criminal Damage to Property over $500 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.
Jason Gaudet, 8337 Oak St., Sorrento, age 40, pled guilty to Theft over $1500 and 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.
The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Bruce Mohon, and presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc.