Criminal Case News

Tracy Taylor Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession

On April 16, 2019, deputies from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office found Tracy Aaron Taylor, 32, Port Sulphur, LA, in possession of cocaine and marijuana in a residence located in the 29000 block of Louisiana Highway 23. On February 11, 2020, Taylor, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine and…

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Donald Crosby Pleads Guilty to Burglary

The District Attorney’s Office announces that on February 3, 2020, the morning that this case set was set for a trial by jury, Donald Crosby entered a plea of guilty as charged to the felony crimes of Simple Burglary and Illegal Possession of Stolen Things valued over $1,000 to $5,000. As the result of his…

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Denerial Reddick Sentenced to 7 Years for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

On February 27, 2019, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Denerial Travon Reddick, 21, of Pointe a la Hache, LA in the 8100 block of Highway 23 in Belle Chasse for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. On January 21, 2020, Reddick pled guilty to the crime of Possession of Firearm or…

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Grand Jury Indicts Hien Vinh Nguyen on Charges of Kidnapping and Rape

The District Attorney’s Office reports that on Tuesday, the 28th of January, 2020, the Grand Jury for Plaquemines Parish returned an indictment against Hien Vinh Nguyen for one count of aggravated rape (La. R.S. 14:42) and one count of second-degree kidnapping (La. R.S. 14:44.1). The charges stem from a Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office investigation of…

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Jonathan Jason Sentenced to 40 Years

Charles Ballay, the District Attorney of Plaquemines Parish, reports that on January 8, 2020, Jonathan Jason, age 39, of Ironton, Louisiana was sentenced to 40 years at hard labor by Judge Michael Clement for jury convictions on June 19, 2019 on Sexual Battery, Attempted Aggravated Rape and two counts each of Forcible Rape, Oral Sexual…

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Torri Jackson Pleads Guilty to Obscenity

On November 20, 2019, Torri Anthony Jackson, age 35 of New Orleans, LA pled guilty to Obscenity. Judge Michael D. Clement sentenced Jackson to serve two years of incarceration with the Louisiana Department of Corrections and to successfully compete the General Education Development Program and obtain his High School Equivalency Certificate.

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Robert Huynh Pleads Guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine

On November 20, 2019, Robert Thanh Huynh, age 32 of Buras, LA, pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine. Judge Michael D. Clement sentenced Huynh to serve two years of incarceration with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, which was suspended. Judge Clement also ordered Huynh to serve two years of active probation, to pay $300 to…

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Office News & Events

Office Closure Due to Threat of Severe Weather

Our office will be closed on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 due to potential impacts from Hurricane Zeta which is excepted to make landfall in Southeast Louisiana. Please stay safe and follow the guidelines issued by your local officials. NEWS RELEASE PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LOUISIANA October 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Parish President Lepine Declares State of…

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Office of The District Attorney takes domestic violence seriously and stands with victims and all those affected by this crime. October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and draws attention to the scope of violence happening within the home and amongst intimate partners. If you or someone you know are a victim…

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New Grand Jury Impaneled September 30th

District Attorney Charles J. Ballay reports that a new Grand Jury for the Twenty-Fifth Judicial District, Division B – Judge Michael Clement, was impaneled on September 30th at the Multipurpose Building on F. Edward Hebert Blvd in Belle Chasse. The panel consists of 12 jurors and 4 alternates. The first scheduled session of the Grand…

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Special Thanks from Karpel Solutions

The Plaquemines Parish district Attorney’s Office was one of the first in the country to implement a modern case management system for the storage of digital case files. In 2010, the office secured grant funding to upgrade to Prosecutor by Karpel and in 2014, upgraded further to Hosted by Karpel, a cloud based solution to…

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National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims

September 25th was recognized as a National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims to recognize and honor those lost to crime and the family members they left behind. Victims and survivors gathered at events around the country to commemorate this day of remembrance and reflection.  

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Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support and Processing Group

The intention of this group is to provide support and psychoeducation for survivors of sexual assault.Group participants will learn about how trauma can affect our bodies, minds and relationships, as well as learn mindfulness skills for healthy coping. Members are encouraged to both share their experiences and offer support to other members as we discuss…

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Teaming Up With the LDWF to Keep Our Waters Safe

District Attorney Charles Ballay presented LA Wildlife & Fisheries agents at the new District Attorney’s office with a program to allow them to obtain search warrants from judges remotely via Cloud Gavel that will authorize them to collect evidence when out investigating criminal violations on our waterways and remote locations. Assistant District Attorney Jerry Lobrano…

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Donald Humble Denied Parole a Second Time

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office prosecutors successfully argued in opposition to the parole application of Donald Humble. In 1967, prosecutors successfully convicted Mr. Humble of luring two United Cab drivers from New Orleans, robbing them and then murdering them in Plaquemines Parish. The presiding judge sentenced Humble to two life…

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