Criminal Case News

Brett Pugh Pleads Guilty to Robbery and Weapons Charges

On September 25, 2019, Brett Pugh, age 29, of Belle Chasse, LA, pled guilty to Simple Robbery and Possession of Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon by Convicted Felon. For the crime of Simple Robbery, Judge Michael D. Clement sentenced Pugh to 3 ½ years of incarceration with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. For the crime…

Read more

Nicholas May Pleads Guilty to Felony Violation of Protective Order

On September 9, 2019, Nicholas May, age 33, of Gretna, LA, pled guilty to the crime of Violation of a Protective Order – Second or Subsequent Offense. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced May to pay a fine of $750 plus court costs, two years of incarceration with the Department of Corrections (suspended), to be placed…

Read more

Quy Tran Pleads Guilty to Felony Domestic Abuse

On September 3, 2019, Quy Tran, age 50, of Belle Chasse, LA, pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Battery – Third Offense. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Tran to pay a fine of $2000 plus court costs and one year of incarceration with the Department of Corrections with seven months credit for time served.

Read more

Vincent Robertson Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession

On August 20, 2019, Vincent Edward Robertson, 21, New Orleans, LA pled guilty to the crime of Possession Tramadol. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Robertson to serve two years of incarceration with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with the sentenced suspended, to pay a fine of $750.00 plus court costs, to successfully complete two years…

Read more

Melvin Jones Pleads Guilty to Hit and Run

On August 20, 2019, Melvin Leo Jones, Jr., 40, of Braithwaite, LA pled guilty to the crime of Hit and Run Driving resulting in Serious Bodily Injuries. Judge Kevin D. Conner set Jones’s sentencing for October 15, 2019.

Read more

Gene Duplessis, Jr. Pleads Guilty

On August 20, 2019, Gene A. Duplessis, Jr., 41, Triumph, LA pled guilty to the crime of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Duplessis to enroll and successfully complete the 25th Judicial District Drug Court Program and to successfully compete eight years of active probation.

Read more

Office News & Events

Dequincy Solomon Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Flight from an Officer

On September 17, 2019, Dequincy Solomon, age 28, of Donaldsonville, LA, pled guilty to the crime of Aggravated Flight From An Officer Where Human Life Is Endangered. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Solomon to pay a fine of $500 plus court costs, five years of incarceration with the Department of Corrections (suspended), to be placed…

Read more

Noces Lafont Pleads Guilty to Felony Domestic Abuse

On September 17, 2019, Noces Lafont, age 55, of Port Sulphur, LA, pled guilty to the crime of Domestic Abuse Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Lafont to pay a fine of $750 plus court costs, eight years of incarceration with the Department of Corrections (suspended), to be placed on…

Read more

Project LEAD Fall Classes Begin

On September 25, 2019, the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment And Decision making) classes began at the Belle Chasse Middle School. Educators Ms. Barrilleaux and Mrs. Taylor graciously hosted the first lessons in their sixth-grade classes. Assistant DA’s Mary Touzet and Sarah Tesvich as well as Project LEAD Coordinator Rae Riley taught…

Read more

Court House Arson Investigation Month

On August 8, 2019, led by Councilmembers Beau Black and Stuart Guey, the Plaquemines Parish Council unanimously voted “yea” and Parish President Kirk Lepine then signed a Proclamation designating August 2019 as “Court House Arson Investigation Month”. Recognized were the law enforcement personnel who successfully investigated, indicted and imprisoned the person(s) responsible for the court…

Read more

DA Receives Plaque in Appreciation of Service as LDAA President

Charles J. Ballay, District Attorney, was presented with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding service as president of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association from 2018 to 2019 at the annual LDAA conference. Pictured on the left is Pete Adams, retiring Executive Director after 43 years, and Loren Lampert on the right, new Executive Director.

Read more

Senior Citizens Day 2019

On April 11th the District Attorney, Charles Ballay, hosted his 10th Annual Senior Citizens Day in Davant at the Rev. Percy Griffin Community Center. The seniors enjoyed a day of speakers, lunch, music, prizes and vendors. We would like to thank all that contributed to make this day such a success.

Read more

Easter Baskets for Families In Need

The American Legion Post 329 of Belle Chasse and District Attorney Charles Ballay partnered to bring Easter Baskets to 30 children in our parish. Each year Bryan and Sheryl Ruiz volunteer to help organize and put together the baskets that will be distributed. This year’s baskets include chocolate treats, wood wind chime craft set, eggs…

Read more