Criminal Case News

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…

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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.

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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.

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Jackee Bienemy Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession

On August 20, 2019, Jackee Natasha Bienemy, age 27, of Braithwaite, LA pled guilty to the crime of Possession Hydrocodone. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Bienemy to pay a fine of $750.00 plus court costs, to pay $750.00 to Public Defenders Office, to pay $100.00 to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office for laboratory fees, to…

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Arthur Bowlin Convicted of Rape, Sexual Battery, and Molestation

Charles Ballay, the District Attorney of Plaquemines Parish, reports that on September 9, 2019, Arthur Bowlin, age 49, of Marrero, LA was convicted of three counts of Forcible Rape, five counts of Sexual Battery, and nineteen counts of Molestation of a Juvenile. These crimes occurred in Plaquemines Parish between 2000 and 2007. Bowlin was indicted…

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Doliver James Pierre Pleads Guilty to Possession of Contraband

On July 30, 2019, Doliver James Pierre, 25, of New Orleans, LA pled guilty to the crime of Possession of Contraband upon the grounds of a Louisiana Correctional Facility. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Pierre to serve 70 days of incarceration in the Plaquemines Parish Correctional Facility.

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Allen Joseph Lirette Pleads Guilty to Battery

On July 30, 2019, Allen Joseph Lirette, 66, of Belle Chasse, LA pled guilty to the crime of Second-Degree Battery. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Lirette to serve eight years of incarceration with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Lirette’s sentence was suspended with the condition that Lirette pay a fine of $750.00 plus court costs,…

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Ashley Lee Escobedo Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

On July 30, 2019, Ashley Lee Escobedo, 26, of Port Sulphur, LA pled guilty to the crime of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Judge Kevin D. Conner sentenced Escobedo to serve five years of incarceration with the Louisiana Departments of Corrections. Escobedo’s sentence was suspended with condition that she successfully complete three years of…

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Office News & Events

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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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.

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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.

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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…

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Phoenix Middle, South Plaquemines Elementary & Boothville-Venice Elementary School 6th Graders Attend Presentation by Local Law Enforcement as Part of Project Lead

On March 20, 2019, 6th grade students and teachers from Phoenix Middle, South Plaquemines Elementary and Boothville-Venice Elementary Schools spoke with local elected officials about what happens when someone decides to break the law and is caught. District Attorney Charles Ballay welcomed the students and explained the role of the District Attorney’s Office in criminal…

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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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