Ascension Guilty Pleas for the Week of April 9-13

During the week of April 9-April 13, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish:

  • Dustyn Babin, 14126 Roddy Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The defendant is to serve 1 year of the said sentence, and the remaining 4 years are to be suspended. Upon release, the defendant is to be placed on 2 years supervised probation.
  • Lionel Cannon, 41419 Narvoe Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 37, pled guilty to Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 18 months supervised probation.
  • Carlie Green, 6610 Hwy 74 St. Gabriel, LA., age 22, pled guilty to Felony Theft 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.
  • Earnest Castro, Donlelson CT., age 32, pled guilty to Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. It was ordered that 5 years of the said sentence are to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence, and the remaining 5 years are to be suspended. Upon release from incarceration, the defendant is to be placed on 5 years supervised probation. In addition, the defendant is to register and notify as a sex offender for life.
  • Trenton Jones, 172 Evangeline Dr. Donaldsonville, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Numbers or Marks and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.
  • Brandon Ursin, 4564 Walter Hill Rd. Darrow, LA., age 30, pled guilty to Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling 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.
  • Arthur Babin, 12521 Plank Rd. Baker, LA., age 21, pled guilty to Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and was sentenced to 3 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 3 years supervised probation.

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

  • Adrian Waguespack, 4795 Idlewood Dr. Baton Rouge, LA., age 31, pled guilty to Felony Theft (2 counts) and was sentenced to 8 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 3 years supervised probation.
  • Corey Blanchard, 103 Gary St. Pierre Part, LA., age 43, pled guilty to DWI 3rd Offense and was sentenced to 5 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 Attorney Phil Maples, and presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert.

In St. James Parish:

  • Stefan Sheppard, 1105 Mills St. Donaldsonville, LA., age 30, pled guilty to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and was sentenced to 6 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 2 years supervised probation.

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