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March 5, 2018



THIBODAUX –  As part of the District Attorney’s Office’s continued efforts to combat distracted driving, Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell will be at local area high schools to present “The Domino Effect”.  This program, aimed at high schools seniors, is designed to illustrate the far reaching consequences of impaired driving.  The Domino Effect will be presented:

Monday, March 12  at 10:26 a.m. at Central Lafourche High School

Tuesday, March 13  at 7:45 a.m. at South Lafourche High School

Thursday, March 15 at 8:00 a.m. at Thibodaux High School

Monday, March 19 at 8:15 a.m. at E. D. White Catholic High School

March 13, 2018

James M. Jones of Brookhaven, Mississippi was set for trial today, March 13, 2018, but instead, he opted to plead guilty to the following charges:

1.  Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana in excess of two and one-half   (2 1/2) pounds.

2.  Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine 75.22 gg.

3.  Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine 412.20 gg.

4.  Felon with a Firearm.

5.  Illegally Carrying of a Weapon While in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance:  Marijuana, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.

Jones received a fifteen (15) year sentence without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on EACH of the drug charges and the Felon with a Firearm charge.  He received a ten (10) year sentence without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on the charge of Illegally Carrying a Weapon While in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance:  Marijuana, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.

Jones faces a ten year sentence for a parole violation in the state of Mississippi, as well as twelve (12) new felony charges in Mississippi that he was running from when he came to Lafourche Parish to begin his drug enterprises.  The Mississippi charges include aggravated assault, eight (8) counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, felon with a firearm, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and shooting into a dwelling.

Jones will have to serve his Louisiana sentence first before going to Mississippi to face his ten (10) year parole revocation and the twelve (12) new felony charges.

Heather M. Hendrix prosecuted the case and said, "To say that this is a bad dude is an understatement. Jones, a supposed member of the Vice Lord gang, was running from some serious Mississippi charges while already on parole in that state and he picked the town of Galliano to set up shop.  He ran drugs between Mississippi and Lafourche Parish and he was here only about a month when deputies with the Lafourche Parish Water Patrol and Drug Task Force busted him.  The quick actions and phenomenal work of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office took a major player off the bayou!"

March 14, 2018


THIBODAUX – A Choctaw man was sentenced to serve thirty years in prison Wednesday following his conviction in January for attempted second degree murder.

Alex Andras, 33, was convicted January 25 of stabbing a male victim multiple times during an altercation which occurred on August 6, 2016 at a residence on Choctaw Road in Thibodaux. Andras’ sentence is to be served without the benefit of parole.

"We are all very fortunate that this was not a homicide," said District Attorney Kristine Russell. "It could have been much worse. This sentence will keep a violent criminal off the streets."

Andras was facing a possible term of imprisonment of up to fifty years without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. The victim survived the knifing, and testified against the defendant at trial.

"We’re satisfied that the punishment fits the crime," said Assistant District Attorney Shaun George, who prosecuted the case. "The violent nature of the attack, and that it happened at the victim’s home, make a long sentence appropriate."


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