Guilty Pleas for the Week of November 11-15

During the week of November 11 – November 15, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Kim Bowman, 12369 Dutch Town Lane Geismar, LA., age 39, pled guilty to Bank Fraud and was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections […]

ARW pays tribute to Vietnam War veteran

Ascension Republican Women member, Maria Fernandez, is presented with a framed tribute to her late husband, Jose Fernandez, by Tanya Whitney, Executive Director of the Ascension Veterans Memorial Park Foundation. Jose Fernandez, who served in the Army in the Vietnam War, passed away on July 12, 2019. Visit ARW on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AscensionRW or e-mail at ARWrUS@aol.com Photo provided by Joyce […]

Gonzales man sentenced to 8 years after pleading to weapons charge

On November 13, 2019, Brent York of 9370 Ashland Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 40, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. York was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Phil Maples, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement […]

Lawler wins reelection with 63% of vote

Aaron Lawler won reelection to the District 7 Ascension Parish Council seat with 63% of the vote.  Over half of the 4,311 vote total coming before Election Day, Lawler came into Saturday’s contest with a 571-vote lead over Kim Christy, adding another 548 votes to his winning margin. On October 12 the incumbent garnered just over […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 7-14

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 7-14: November 7 arrests: Fernando Varderas, 20, 501 Verna St, Gonzales was charged w/ Theft; Zac Comeaux, 31, 39411 Sweet Magnolia Dr, Prairieville was charged w/ Pornography Involving Juveniles; Brad Stevens, 39, 432 W Augusta Ave, Gonzales was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Stephanie Whittington, 36, 7425 […]

Plea to drug distribution charges nets Gonzales man 10-year sentence

Last week, Philip Sanders of 14180 Hwy 44 Gonzales, LA., age 41, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Obstruction of Justice. Sanders was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Charles “Chuck” Long, and presiding over this […]

Geismar man sentenced to 10 years on drug/weapons charges

Last week, Kevin Lazo of 12399 Alex King Rd. Geismar, LA., age 24, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Illegal Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of Minors (2 counts), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 31-November 7

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of October 31-November 7: October 31 arrests: Eric Provost, 35, 1145 E Tiffani St, Gonzales was charged w/ Criminal Trespass; Gregory Chatman, 23, 41270 Merritt Evans Rd-20, Prairieville was charged w/ Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile; Charles Arnold, 33, 21089 Hwy 442, Holden was charged w/ Unauthorized Use of […]

Constituent “furious with Lawler” for “underhanded violation of rights”

Terry Jones resides in Parish Council District 7.  Jones is a registered Republican who supports the challenger, Kim Christy, in the November 16 runoff for the seat currently occupied by Aaron Lawler.  Jones is “furious with Mr. Lawler because he, literally, tried to impose his will and violate my rights.” On Friday, November 1, Jones […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of October 28-November 1

During the week of October 28 – November 1, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court; Ascension Parish: Jacob Dickerson, 13179 Honey Dr. Baton Rouge, LA., age 38, previously pled guilty to DWI 3rd Sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. […]