Criminal Case News

Tyrone McGowan Pleads Guilty

On September 11, 2018, Tyrone McGowan, age 26, of Gretna, Louisiana, plead guilty to the crime of Purse Snatching. He was sentenced by Judge Kevin D. Conner to serve 5 Years in the custody of the Louisiana Departments of Corrections, with a suspended sentence, placed on 3 Years Active Probation. Additionally, he was ordered to…

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Robert Benvenuti Pleads Guilty

On September 11, 2018, Robert James Benvenuti, age 49, Harvey, Louisiana, plead guilty to the charge of Possession Heroin. He was sentenced by Judge Kevin D. Conner to serve 3 Years in the custody of the Louisiana Departments of Corrections, with a suspended sentence, placed on 3 Years Active Probation. Additionally, he was ordered to…

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Brandon Thompson Pleads Guilty

On September 11, 2018, Brandon Michael Thompson, age 30, of Harvey, Louisiana, plead guilty to the following crimes (1) three counts of Distribution of Heroin and (2) one count of Distribution of Cocaine, Under Article 893, sentencing was deferred by Judge Kevin D. Conner – With Conditions to enroll and complete the 25th JDC Drug…

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Jacob Joseph Williams Pleads Guilty

On August 21, 2018, Jacob Joseph Williams, age 30, of Belle Chasse, LA, plead guilty to three counts of Obstructing a Fireman. He was sentenced under Article 893 by Judge Kevin D. Conner to a deferred sentence and placed on 3 years of Active Probation for each count of obstruction to run concurrent with each…

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Deshotel Pleads Guilty to Theft

On August 21, 2018, Angel Sue Deshotel, age 41, of New Orleans, LA, plead guilty to the crime of Theft over $1,000 for cashing fraudulent checks.  She was sentenced under Article 893 by Judge Kevin D. Conner to a deferred sentence and placed on 2 years of Active Probation, ordered to pay a fine of…

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Maloney Sentenced to 90 Days

On August 21, 2018, Kirk Michael Maloney, Jr., age 23, of Belle Chasse, LA, plead guilty to the crime of Obstruction of Justice by Tampering with Evidence. District Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Hunter to serve 90 days of incarceration with Louisiana Department of Corrections.

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Hunter Sentenced to Ten Years

On March 15, 2016, Joshua Hunter, 27, of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, plead guilty to two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Heroin and Buprenorphone. District Judge Kevin Conner sentenced Hunter to enroll and the complete the 25th JDC Drug Court Program. Hunter failed to comply with the conditions of the Drug Court Program…

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Bowlin Indicted by Grand Jury

A Plaquemines Parish Grand Jury returned an Indictment on August 24, 2018, against Arthur R. Bowlin, age 48, of Marrero, LA on the following charges:  3 counts of Aggravated Rape, 55 counts of Molestation of a Juvenile, and 12 counts of Sexual Battery.  These alleged crimes occurred when Bowlin was an assistant gymnastics coach at…

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Office News & Events

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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2018 Project L.E.A.D.

On May 4th and May 19th, 2018, sixth grade students from Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Phoenix Middle School, South Plaquemines Middle School and Boothville Middle School participated in the mock trial program as part of Project L.E.A.D. “Legal Enrichment And Decision-Making”, a program of the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office, is designed to…

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Senior Citizens Day

On April 4, 2018, District Attorney Charles J. Ballay hosted the 9th annual Plaquemines Parish Senior Citizens Day. Along with music, food, and festivities, the event also provides seniors with information about topics pertinent to their age group and aims to connect them with local agencies that provide valuable resources for seniors.

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