District Attorney’s Report – 46 Defendants Plead Guilty in Last Three Months

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:

July 12, 2022

  • Harnando Tyson of Winnfield, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine and was sentenced to 1 year hard labor, which was suspended. He will be placed on 1 year supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay a fine and cost to the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $846.00.

July 18, 2022

  • Joseph Browning of Dodson, LA—Pled guilty to Theft less than $1000 and Criminal Trespass and was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail on each which was suspended. He will receive credit for time served.
  • Brandon Kane Butler of Dubberly, LA—Pled guilty to Simple Burglary with Firearm and was sentenced to 8 years hard labor, suspend all but 6 years. He will be placed on 2 years supervised probation. He also pled guilty to four counts of Simple Burglary. He was sentenced to 4 years hard
    labor on each count. These sentences will run concurrently.
  • Lameric Clark of Gibsland, LA—Pled guilty to Distribution of Schedule I CDS-Marijuana and was sentenced to 2 years hard labor, which was suspended. He will be placed on 2 years supervised probation.
  • Kenneth Paul Coke of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail, which was suspended. He will be placed on 6 months supervised probation.
  • Samantha Lynn Duck of Castor, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine and was sentenced to 2 years hard labor, which was suspended. She will be placed on 2 years supervised probation.
  • Bryant Everett Gray of Ruston, LA—Pled guilty to Theft less than $1000 and was sentenced to 6 months parish jail, which was suspended. He will be placed on 1 year unsupervised probation and required to pay restitution in the amount of $11,466.
  • Terry Dewayne Holland of Farmerville, LA—Pled guilty to Distribution of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine and was sentenced to 5 years hard labor.
  • Erick Ramon Knox of Bienville, LA—Pled guilty to Unauthorized Use of a Movable and was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail.
  • Aaron L. Loud of Castor, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Schedule IV CDS-Alprazolam and was sentenced to 2 years hard labor, which was suspended. He was placed on 2 years supervised probation.
  • Brandie M. Miller of Arcadia, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine and was sentenced to 2 years hard labor, which was suspended. She was placed on 2 years supervised probation.
  • Carley Madison Shoemaker of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to Theft and was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail, which was suspended. She was placed on 6 months supervised probation.
  • Daralon Deshun Smith of Gibsland, LA—Pled guilty to Flight from an Officer and was sentenced to 6 months parish jail, which was suspended. He also pled guilty to Possession of Schedule I CDS and was sentenced to 3 months in parish jail, which was suspended. He was placed on 1 year supervised probation for each that will run concurrently.
  • Michael Steven Sullivan of Ashland, LA—Pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Battery and was sentenced to 6 months parish jail which was suspended. He was placed on 6 months supervised probation.

August 9, 2022

  • Douglas Markell Bell of Demopolis, AL—Pled guilty to Flight from an Officer and Possession of Schedule I CDS-Marijuana. He was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail on each, which was suspended. He was placed on 1 year unsupervised probation. He was also ordered to pay fine and costs to the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $403.00.
  • Bruce Rushing of Castor, LA—Pled guilty to Forgery. He was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail. He was ordered to pay fine and costs to Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $831.00.
  • Joshua R. Womack of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to Simple Battery. He was sentenced to 6 months parish jail, which was suspended. He was placed on 1 year supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution.
  • Dennis Ray Lee, Jr. of Shreveport, LA—Pled guilty to Attempted Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon. He was sentenced to 2.5 years hard labor.
  • Mason Dane Barry of Gibsland, LA—Pled guilty to Unauthorized use of Movable Vehicle. He was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail. He was ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $1,500.

August 24, 2022

  • Eric Gerroda Boston of Castor, LA—Pled guilty to Insurance Fraud. He was sentenced to 2 years hard labor. He also pled guilty to 3 counts of Distribution of Schedule II CDS-Cocaine and was sentenced to 7 years hard labor. These sentences will run concurrently with each other.
  • Jeremy R. Curry of Gibsland, LA—Pled guilty to 2 counts of Distribution of Schedule I CDS-Marijuana. He was sentenced to 5 years hard labor, which was suspended. He was placed on 3 years supervised probation. He also pled guilty to Possession of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 2 years hard labor, which was suspended. He was placed on 2 years supervised probation. These sentences will run concurrently with each other.
  • Terry Gardner of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to Unauthorized Entry of Inhabited Dwelling. He was sentenced to 2 years in parish jail, all of which was suspended but 1 year. He was placed on 2 years supervised probation.
  • John Brandon Gibbs of Jamestown, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 12 months in parish jail.
  • Kadairious Q. Isreal of Taylor, LA—Pled guilty to Simple Burglary. He was sentenced to 2 years hard labor for which he received credit for his time served. He was placed on 1 year unsupervised probation. He was ordered to pay $1,004 in restitution to the victim.
  • Roderick Skeet Johnson of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to 2 counts of Child Desertion. He was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail for each count. These sentences will run consecutively.
  • Dustin Womack of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle. He was sentenced to 1 year parish jail.

September 6, 2022

  • Jyquez Mayfield of Coushatta, LA—Pled guilty to Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. He was sentenced to 2 years hard labor, which was suspended. He was placed on 2 years supervised probation.
  • Mark Tracy Patrick of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Battery. He was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail, which was suspended. He was placed on 2 years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay fine and costs in the amount of $738.00.
  • Tiffany Jean Ammons of Castor, LA—Pled guilty to Obstruction of Justice. She was sentenced to 2 years hard labor, which was suspended. She was placed on 2 years supervised probation.
  • Tarenzo Jashun Jones of Minden, LA—Pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Battery. He was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail. He also pled guilty to Resisting an Officer and Simple Criminal Damage to Property. He was sentenced to 6 months parish jail for each, which were suspended. He was placed on 1 year supervised probation. These sentences will run consecutively.
  • Michael James of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Aggravated Battery. He was sentenced to 5 years hard labor, which was suspended for each. He was placed on 3 years supervised probation. These sentences will run concurrently.
  • Solomon Lyles, Jr. of Arcadia, LA—Pled guilty to Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer and Resisting an Officer. He was sentenced to 3 years hard labor, all of which was suspended but 1 year. He was placed on 2 years supervised probation. These sentences will run concurrently. He was ordered to pay fine and costs in the amount of $1,000.
  • Corey Jomal Scott of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to 2 counts of Distribution of Schedule II CDS-Cocaine. He was sentenced to 10 years hard labor on each count, which 5 years on each count were suspended. He will be placed on 2 years supervised probation after serving 5 years which will run concurrently.

September 7, 2022

  • Courtney Ladayle Haskin of Shreveport, LA—Pled guilty to Distribution of Schedule II CDS-Cocaine. He was sentenced to 5 years hard labor.
  • David Dewayne Jones of Ringgold, LA—Pled guilty to 3 counts of Distribution of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule II-Methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 10 years hard labor for each count, which will run concurrently. He also pled guilty to Resisting an Officer and was sentenced to 6 months parish jail.
  • Cassie Alexandra Merritt of Gibsland, LA—Pled guilty to Distribution of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS, Schedule III CDS and Schedule IV CDS. She was sentenced to 5 years hard labor on each charge which will run concurrently.
  • Jekendrick Rashard Vernon of Ruston, LA—Pled guilty to Manslaughter for killing Edward Roberson. He was sentenced to 40 years hard labor.

September 14, 2022

  • Jerry Wayne Caples of Campti, LA—Pled guilty to Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities. He was sentenced to 1 year hard labor.
  • Austin Glenn Denis of Saline, LA—Pled guilty to Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. He was sentenced to 3 years hard labor, which was suspended. He was placed on 3 years supervised probation.
  • Judith Nicole Frierson of Calhoun, LA—Pled guilty to Theft, Possession of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine and Careless Operation of Vehicle. She was sentenced to 6 months in jail, which was suspended. She was placed on 6 months supervised probation. She was ordered to pay fine and costs in the amount of $738.
  • Demetri Cortell Gray of Minden, LA—Pled guilty to Distribution of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 10 years hard labor, which was suspended. He was placed on 3 years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay fine and costs in the amount of $1,000.
  • Cassalis Lard of Castor, LA—Pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Battery. He was sentenced to 6 months in parish jail, which was suspended. He was placed on 2 years supervised probation. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
  • Ladara Oshay Moore of Ruston, LA—Pled guilty of Domestic Abuse Battery-Child Endangerment. He was sentenced to 2 years hard labor.
  • Thomas Jeremiah Reynolds of Saline, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Number or Mark and Possession of Schedule II CDS. He was sentenced to 2 years hard labor for each. These sentences will run concurrently.
  • Morgan Allison Teekell of Castor, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Schedule I CDS-Flualprazolam. She was sentenced to 2 years hard labor, which was suspended. She was placed on 2 years supervised probation. She also pled guilty to DWI-First Offense. She was sentenced to 6 months in jail, which was suspended. She was placed on 1 year supervised probation. These sentences will run concurrently.
  • Johnathan Trammell of Shreveport, LA—Pled guilty to Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon. He was sentenced to 5 years hard labor.

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