Criminal Case News

Riley and Matte Plead Guilty

The Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office reports that on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the start of the jury trials of, Ray Riley, age 68, from Sunrise, LA, and Christopher J. Matte, age 42, from Belle Chasse, LA, both defendants changed their pleas to guilty. Ray Riley pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Battery and was…

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Parker Plead Guilty to Vehicular Homicide

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Reeva Parker, 38 from Buras, LA plead guilty to Vehicular Homicide, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated -Second Offense, and Possession of Alcohol Beverage in a Motor Vehicle.   Parker struck another vehicle on Highway 23 resulting in the driver suffering fatal injuries on March…

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Jury Returns a Guilty Verdict

  On Thursday, January 12, 2023, Kevin Sterling, 39 from Natchitoches, LA was found guilty by a Jury of Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, Possession with Intent to Distribute Crystal Meth, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of a…

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Tran Plead Guility

Tommy Tran, age 50, from Buras, LA plead guilty December 14, 2022 to Attempted Illegal Discharge of a Firearm and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections and recommended for any and all self help programs.   The incident took place on May 24, 2022 in Buras, LA. Defendant shot his…

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Magee Sentenced to 10 Years

On January 30, 2017, Mark Magee, age 69 from Belle Chasse, was arrested for Sexual Battery and Cruelty to a Juvenile that occurred between January 2014 to December 2016.  The victim was between the age of 14 to 16 when the incidents took place.   Magee was indicted by a Grand Jury for the offenses…

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Senfles Plead Guilty to Manslaughter

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Franklin Melvin Senfles plead Guilty to Manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections by Judge Kevin Conner in Plaquemines Parish.   Senfles, age 22 from Gretna, was indicted for Second Degree Murder for the death of Hailey Deickman that occurred on May 18, 2021…

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Convictions and Sentencings from March 15, 2022

Dwight Anthony Capers, 32 years old, from Slidell, LA, was sentenced to 2 years in the Department of Corrections by Judge Kevin Conner for Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institute.  Inmate Capers had in his possession a cell phone in the Belle Chasse Dorm.             Shelia Eisenback, 38 years…

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Office News & Events

Riley and Matte Plead Guilty

The Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office reports that on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the start of the jury trials of, Ray Riley, age 68, from Sunrise, LA, and Christopher J. Matte, age 42, from Belle Chasse, LA, both defendants changed their pleas to guilty. Ray Riley pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Battery and was…

**OFFICE CLOSURE**

**OFFICE CLOSURE** The District Attorney’s Office will be closed Monday, February 19, 2024, in observation of Presidents’ Day, we will reopen Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 8:30am.

**OFFICE CLOSURE**

**OFFICE CLOSURE** The District Attorney’s Office will be closed Monday-Tuesday, February 12 & 13, 2024, in observation of the Mardi Gras Holiday, we will reopen Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 8:30am.

GRAND JURY INDICTMENT

  The Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office reports that on Thursday, February 1, 2024, a Plaquemines Parish Grand Jury convened and returned true bills of indictment on three defendants. The cases are as follows: Darrnell Miller, Jr., age 23, from Port Sulphur, LA was indicted for the crime of Second Degree Rape. The incident occurred…

**OFFICE CLOSURE**

**OFFICE CLOSURE** The District Attorney’s Office will be closed Monday, January 15, 2024, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will reopen Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 8:30am.

Happy New Year

**OFFICE CLOSURE** The District Attorney’s Office will be closed Friday, December 29, 2023 in observation of New Years, we will reopen Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 8:30am.

Tis the Season to Give, DA gives PPSO 5 New Top of the Line Radar Guns

Periodically the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office buys equipment to be used by law enforcement agencies in our parish to do their work.  Over the years the DA’s Office has purchased laptop computers for police vehicles, speed radar guns, video cameras, and other needed equipment. The DA’s Office recently purchased five radar guns for PPSO…

Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s 4th Annual Christmas Wish Gift Drive

Christmas is a very special time of year and every family deserves to have a Merry Christmas. In this 4th year, District Attorney Charles Ballay, American Legion Post #329, under the leadership of Commander John Richardson, and Chevron Oak Point Oronite partnered to bring a little holiday cheer to several families in our parish.  In…

Merry Christmas

The District Attorney’s Office will be closed Friday, December 22, 2023 in observation of Christmas Holiday, we will reopen Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 8:30am.

Jury Returns Unanimous Guilty Verdict

  BELLE CHASSE, November 30, 2023 Charles J. Ballay, District Attorney for the Parish of Plaquemines, reports that on November 30, 2023, Michael Cone, age 48, was found guilty by a jury of Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor.  He was remanded to the custody of P.P.S.O., without bond, by The Honorable Judge Kevin D.…