Criminal Case News

Herman Turlich Pleads Guilty to Burglary

On October 12, 2019, Herman Ferdinana Turlich, Jr., age 42, of Gretna, LA, pled guilty to two acts of simple burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. Judge Kevin Conner sentenced him to serve 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections for these crimes. Turlich also pled guilty to simple escape and was sentenced…

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Christopher Avist Pleads Guilty to Rape and Human Trafficking

The first criminal jury trial at the new courthouse in Pointe a la Hache began on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, and concluded successfully when the defendant entered a guilty plea to multiple sex crimes and trafficking counts, including forcible rape, at the conclusion of the third day of trial. Defendant Christopher Avist, who is also…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Office News & Events

Fraud Alert – USB Charger Scam

Please use extra caution over your holiday travels and protect your electronic devices. Criminals found using USB charging stations to install malware and steal data. See video from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on new USB charger scam.

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Project LEAD Government Presentation

On October 13, 2019 the 6th grade students and teachers at Belle Chasse Middle School had the opportunity to speak with local elected officials as part of the Project LEAD annual government presentation. District Attorney, Charles Ballay welcomed the students and explained what his office does after a crime is committed. He spoke about his…

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Stop Bullying Before It Starts

Last week we painted Plaquemines Pink and tackled the issue of Bullying.  As a group, the students vowed to help deter Bullying and signed an anti-bullying contract. It stated:  STOP BULLYING BEFORE IT STARTS.  “I promise never to be a bully. I promise to tell an adult if someone bullies me or when I see…

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Paint Plaquemines Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month, so on Wednesday, October 23rd, Plaquemines Parish Government encouraged all parish entities, residents, and business owners to wear  their “Paint Plaquemines Pink” t-shirts in support of all those affected by breast  cancer and to raise funds in support of breast cancer research and treatment. Proceeds from t-shirt sales went…

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Project LEAD Presentations at Belle Chasse Middle School

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office continued its Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment and Decision making) lesson presentations at the Belle Chasse Middle School. They discussed the consequences of drinking and driving and the legal age to consume alcohol. Then they talked about peer pressure and how it can lead you…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. However, Domestic Violence is a reality for millions of Americans every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, domestic violence is “abuse within the context of a current or former intimate relationship where one partner asserts power and control over the other.” It can include “physical, sexual and…

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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…

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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…

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