Criminal Case News

Joshua Gongora Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession

On March 12, 2019, Joshua Steven Gongora, age 30, of Belle Chasse, LA, pled guilty to possession of cocaine. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Gongora to serve 12 months of incarceration with the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

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Kory Landry Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession and DWI

On March 12, 2019, Kory Landry, age 34, of Destrehan, LA, pled guilty to possession of cocaine. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Landry to serve two years of incarceration with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, suspended on the condition that Landry complete three years of active probation, pay a fine of $750.00, pay $100.00 to…

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Lance Fortmayer Pleads Guilty

On February 19, 2019, Lance Fortmayer, 29, of New Orleans, pled guilty to unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Fortmayer to serve 6 years of incarceration with the Louisiana Departments of Corrections. Fortmayer also pled guilty to violation of protective order – 2nd offense. For this charge, Judge Conner sentenced…

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Brandon Johnson Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

On February 19, 2019, Brandon Johnson, 24, of Port Sulphur, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Johnson to serve ten years of incarceration with the Louisiana Departments of Corrections, sentenced suspended, and ordered Johnson to be placed on 3 years active probation, to pay a fine of…

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Gerald Jacob Pleads Guilty to Cruelty to a Juvenile

On February 19, 2019, Gerald Jacob, Jr., 51, of LaPlace, pled guilty to cruelty to a juvenile. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Jacob to ten years of incarceration with the Louisiana Departments of Corrections, sentenced suspended. Judge Connor ordered Jacob to be placed on 3 years of active probation, to pay a fine of $750.00…

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Bradley Hingle Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession

On February 19, 2019, Bradley Hingle, 29, of Port Sulphur, pled guilty to the crimes of possession of methamphetamine and possession of hydrocodone. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Hingle to serve 4 months of incarceration in the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center.

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Lesley Gordon Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

On February 19, 2019, Lesley Gordon, 33, of Buras, pled guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Gordon to 2 years of incarceration with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, sentence suspended. Judge Connor also ordered Gordon to be placed on 3 years of active probation, to pay a fine…

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Office News & Events

District Attorney and Sheriff Provide Law Enforcement and Legal Training

            As part of the ongoing training of law enforcement officers, on January 29th, 30th and 31st, 2019, the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office hosted the Drew & Drew training course. The speakers, Judge Harmon Drew and Ms. Jean Drew, have presented this program…

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Project LEAD Government Presentation

As part of the Project LEAD curriculum, 6th grade students from Belle Chasse Middle School were given the opportunity to ask a panel of local officials questions about the criminal justice system. The objective was to teach students what happens when someone decides to break the law and is incarcerated. District Attorney, Charles Ballay welcomed…

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Christmas Gift Drive

The American Legion Post 329 of Belle Chasse partnered with District Attorney Charles Ballay to bring Christmas gifts to over fifty children in Plaquemines Parish. Commander Rudy Sampey helped to organize the gift drive and volunteers Bryan and Sheryl Ruiz wrapped gifts that were distributed to families around the parish. The DA’s Office delivered the…

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Happy Holidays

Our office will be closed for Christmas on December 24th and 25th and for New Year’s on December 31st and January 1st. Please have a safe and happy holiday.

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6th Graders Get Their Day in (Mock)Court

Students from Belle Chasse Middle School learned about the judicial system by staging a mock trial as part of Project LEAD (Legal Enrichment and Decision-making), a program that began in 2000 and has continued under the supervision of District Attorney Charles Bally. It was designed to help students recognize and analyze the potential consequences of poor…

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Stopping for School Buses

Be prepared to stop when: Two lanes: Vehicles traveling in both directions are required to stop when the bus’s red lights are flashing. Two lanes with center turn lane: When the highway has a center turning lane with one travel lane on each side, vehicles traveling in each direction are required to stop when the…

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Public Information Announcement

August 22, 2018 Contrary to false statements made by Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier, III, in his News Release of August 21, 2018, the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s main office has been in Belle Chasse since the Courthouse was destroyed in 2002 and it will remain there on a permanent basis. It is located at…

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