District Attorney’s Report – 12 Defendants Plead Guilty

Daniel W. Newell, District Attorney for the Second Judicial District in and for the Parish of Bienville, makes the following announcement relative to disposition of cases in Bienville Parish on the dates indicated:

February 18, 2022

  • David Rayshon Abbott of Arcadia, LA—Pled guilty to Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities, Obstruction of Justice, Interfering with a Trooper, and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. He was sentenced to 2 years hard labor, 2 years hard labor, 30 days parish jail, and 3 years hard labor, respectively. These sentences will run concurrently.

  • Jamarcus Terrell Abbott of Arcadia, LA—Pled guilty to Obstruction of Justice and was sentenced to 2 years hard labor.

  • Heather Rae Adair of Waskom, TX—Pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and was sentenced to 1 year in the parish jail.

  • Cason Ross Bates of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and was sentenced to 3 years hard labor, which was suspended. He will be placed on 3 years supervised probation and will be required to register as a sex offender. He will also pay fine and costs to the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  • Douglas Willard Cloud of Castor, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was sentenced to 6 days in the parish jail. He also pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail, which was suspended. He will be placed on 6 months unsupervised probation. He also pled guilty to Theft Less than $1,000 and was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail, which was suspended. He will be placed on 6 months unsupervised probation and is required to pay restitution to the victim.

  • Derick O’Neal Coliston of Taylor, LA—Pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Battery with a Pregnant Victim and was sentenced to 3 years hard labor, all of which was suspended but 1 year. He will be placed on 2 years supervised probation.

  • Christopher Dan Croom of Minden, LA—Pled guilty to Unauthorized Use of a Moveable and Possession of Schedule II CDS (Methamphetamine) and was sentenced to 2 years hard labor on each, which was suspended. He will be placed on 2 years supervised probation.

  • Robert Shayne Culver of Bryceland, LA—Pled guilty to Identity Theft less than $300 and was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail.

  • Teresa McCoy of Jamestown, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Schedule II CDs (Hydrocodone) and Possession of Schedule IV CDS (Tramadol) and was sentenced to 1 year hard labor on each, which was suspended. She will be placed on 1 year supervised probation and is required to pay fine and costs to the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office. She also pled guilty to Simple Criminal Damage to Property and was sentenced to 3 months in the parish jail, which was suspended. She will be placed on 3 months unsupervised probation, is required to pay restitution to the victim, and was ordered not to return to the victim’s property. These sentences will run concurrently.

  • Ruben Redding of Saline, LA—Pled guilty to Resisting an Officer, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, and Flight from an Officer. He was ordered to pay $1,500 plus costs to the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  • Willie Timmons of Minden, LA—Pled guilty to DWI-Third Offense and was sentenced to 5 years with or without hard labor, all of which was suspended but 2 years. He will then be placed on 3 years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $2,000 fine to the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office.

February 20, 2022

  • Leland Edward Lindsey of Mansfield, LA—Pled guilty to Molestation of a Juvenile and was sentenced to 25 years hard labor without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

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