Last Modified: Friday, July 18, 2014 11:50 AM
Man gets 15 years for weapons charges
A Sulphur man who pleaded guilty in March to weapons charges was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 15 years in prison and five years’ supervised release.
Todd Allen Booth, 33, was convicted of simple burglary in Calcasieu in 2003 and of burglary in Texas in 2001, so he can’t legally possess firearms, said U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley.
She said authorities found three shotguns, two rifles, three handguns and ammunition when they searched Booth’s home on July 10, 2012.
Four reindicted in drive-by shooting
Four people previously charged in a drive-by shooting were reindicted on the same charges Thursday in state district court.
Floria M. Journet, 41; Addie M. Vallaire, 17; Giovannte J. Vallaire, 19; and Jamar Jacoby Vallaire, 22, were indicted on charges of assault by drive-by shooting, aggravated criminal property damage and illegal use of weapons.
The reindictments will allow the charges to be combined in one bill, said Holly Carter, Calcasieu District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman.
LC man indicted on 13 sex counts
A man was indicted Thursday in state district court on charges he had consensual sex with a girl when he was 19 and she was 14.
Zachary Allan Kinser, 20, 913 Whippoorwill Drive, was indicted on 13 counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The incidents happened between Feb. 1 and April 20, according to the indictment.
Kinser is being held in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on $130,000 bond.
New phone number at district courthouse
The 14th Judicial District Court has a new phone number: 721-3100.
The number changed after the phone system was upgraded to increase call capacity and efficiency, said Julie Fay, with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:
Jacques Francaise Batiste, 32, 4521 Lyons Ave., Westlake — drug possession. Bond: $5,000.
Aaron Joseph Brignac, 47, 1304 N. Goos Blvd. — four counts of contempt of court. Bond: $8,000.
Michelle Ann Fontenot, 42, 419 Lambert Ave., Iowa — theft of assets of an aged or disabled person, contempt of court. Bond: $10,000.
Derek Nathaniel Verret, 30, 3312 Myrtle Springs Road, Westlake — domestic abuse aggravated assault. Bond: $10,000.
Jeffrie Pal Cole Jr., 24, 137 Red Rose Drive, Sulphur — drug possession with intent to distribute, drug paraphernalia, three counts of drug possession with intent. Bond: $345,000.
Angelina Patricia Shreve, 25, 321 Red Rose, Sulphur — drug possession with intent to distribute, drug possession, drug paraphernalia. Bond: $166,000.
Stacey Lynn Snider, 40, 1104 Matilda St., Westlake — two counts of drug possession, drug paraphernalia, disturbing the peace. Bond: $7,050.
Melvin Clay Blake Jr., 20, 1909 N. Simmons St. — drug possession with intent to distribute, contempt of court. Bond: $40,000.
Chris Jack, 51, 2913 Gen. Wainwright Drive — violating protective orders, obstruction of court orders. Bond: $8,000.
Ronnie Kent Banks Sr., 60, 933 Elm St., Sulphur — sex acts in public. Bond: $7,500.
Luis Arnoldo Rodriguez, 46, Houston — three counts of attempt and conspiracy. Bond: $750,000.
Gary Richard Miles, 53, 3520 Joan St. — second-offense DWI, multiple-beam road lighting equipment. Bond: $5,500.
Domnique A. Davis, 17, 108 Airview Circle — possession of stolen things. Bond: $7,500.
Joseph Rock Palermo Jr., 70, 2701 Maplewood Drive, Sulphur — forgery, three counts of possession of stolen things over $500, prohibited alteration or removal of vehicle identification numbers. Bond: $350,000.
Larry Donnell Smith Jr., 34, 2701 11th St. — unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Bond: $28,000.
Jamie Gerard Andrews, 31, 300 Dobertine Drive 10 — second-offense marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. Bond: $8,500.