Donaldsonville Crime

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  • Bail set for 3 booked in shooting injury of Ascensio...

    Friday Jan 23 | via Daily Herald 

    Bail of more than $1 million each has been set for the three people arrested in the shooting injury of a Louisiana deputy sheriff. Authorities say Chadwick Schwender, 27, is accused of shooting Deputy James Atkins in the hand, and John McMullen, 35, and Jennifer McGhee, 27, the two people with Schwender at the time of Tuesday's shooting, all were booked into Ascension Parish Jail on multiple counts, including attempted first-degree murder.

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    Thursday Jan 22 | via The Advocate 

    The man accused of shooting an Ascension Parish sheriff's deputy in the hand on Tuesday got out of the stolen car he was riding in, assumed a "shooter's stance" from behind the vehicle and began firing shots with a .44-caliber Magnum revolver at the officer responding to a shoplifting complaint, Deputy Chief Tony Bacala said. Deputy James Atkins, who had just gotten out of his unit and was still standing behind his car door, was shot in the left hand.

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  • Bail set at more than $1 million on each of 3 booked...

    Thursday Jan 22 | via The Advocate 

    Bail of more than $1 million each has been set for the three people arrested in the shooting injury of an Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputy. Chadwick Schwender, 27, accused of shooting Deputy James Atkins in the hand, and John McMullen, 35, and Jennifer McGhee, 27, the two people with Schwender at the time of the shooting Tuesday, all were booked into Ascension Parish Jail on multiple counts, including attempted first-degree murder, flight from an officer and armed robbery.

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  • Ascension sheriff identifies new suspect in deputy s...

    Wednesday Jan 21 | via The Advocate 

    Chadwick Schwender, 27, of Florida has confessed to shooting an Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy in the hand during a traffic stop Tuesday in Donaldsonville when he was pulled over for a shoplifting complaint, Deputy Chief Tony Bacala said Wednesday. The wounded deputy, James Atkins, was released from a hospital Wednesday morning and is expected to make a full recovery, Bacala said.

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  • Deputy Shot By Murder Fugitive in Donaldsonville

    Wednesday Jan 21 | via WYLD-FM 

    Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested the man wanted in the shooting injury of one of their fellow deputies. Sheriff Jeff Wiley says the suspect, 35-year-old John Wesley McMullen, was already wanted by authorities in Lake Wales, Florida, on counts of attempted first-degree murder as well as robbery, arson and other charges.

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  • Man accused of shooting Ascension deputy suspected o...

    Wednesday Jan 21 | via The Advocate 

    Photo provided by the Ascension Pasish Sheriff's Office -- Ascension Parish Sheriff Deputies take John Wesley McMullen, 35, into custody. McMullen has been charged with Attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, flight from an officer, shoplifting, armed robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.

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  • News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from ...

    Wednesday Jan 21 | via KATC-TV Lafayette 

    Gamblers lost more than $234.8 million at Louisiana's 20 major gambling venues in December, a combined year-over-year increase of 14.4 percent. Much of that gain came from the addition of a third riverboat in Lake Charles, which draws many of its customers from Texas.

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  • La. Deputy shot, Fla. fugitive arrested

    Wednesday Jan 21 | via KATC-TV Lafayette 

    Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested the man wanted in the shooting injury of one of their fellow deputies. Sheriff Jeff Wiley says the suspect, 35-year-old John Wesley McMullen, was already wanted by authorities in Lake Wales, Florida, on counts of attempted first-degree murder as well as robbery, arson and other charges.

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  • Ex-Sorrento Mayor Wilson Longanecker pleads not guil...

    Tuesday Jan 20 | via The Advocate 

    Former Sorrento Mayor Wilson Longanecker Jr. pleaded not guilty Tuesday to child pornography and aggravated animal cruelty, but his lawyers reserved the right to change the plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, prosecutors said. He also pleaded not guilty to a single obstruction count that flowed from a state child pornography investigation last year, prosecutors said.

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  • a Selfiea leads to arrest in Gonzales theft case

    Tuesday Jan 13 | via The Advocate 

    A man already in jail on a count of attempted first-degree murder was booked Tuesday on felony theft after detectives found a "selfie" on social media of the man - wearing the same distinctive outfit he wore during the theft, said Sgt. Steven Nethken with the Gonzales Police Department.

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  • Warrant: Animal abuse case against former Sorrento m...

    Monday Jan 5 | via The Advocate 

    State investigators accused former Sorrento Mayor Wilson Longanecker Jr. of horrific torture and abuse of cats that includes choking one animal with a shoe string and apparently breaking the leg of another, newly released arrest warrant documents show. Videos and images of the animal cruelty were stored on electronic devices found in Longanecker's Main Street home in Sorrento on Oct. 23 as part of a child pornography probe into the one-time town official, an affidavit of probable cause says.

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  • 3 arrested in shooting of deputy, Ascension Parish S...

    Saturday Jan 3 | via The Times-Picayune 

    The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested three individuals for their involvement of the shooting of a deputy, fleeing from law enforcement and armed robbery. At around 3 p.m. Tuesday Deputy James Atkins stopped a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle that was occupied by two men and a woman who stole ammunition from Wal-Mart in Donaldsonville earlier in the day.

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Donaldsonville Law

I told the state trooper I thought he had been drinking and heard her tell the man it sounded like he was "slurring his words" when she spoke to him. I also included my suspicions in the witness report she had me write. I was issued a ticket for failure to yield and suspended license (was not aware it was suspended; unpaid speeding ticket from Florida) and then she told me I could leave. In the 30+ minutes she was there she had not given the man a field sobriety test or breathalyzer. Is this normal? Did she want me to leave so she could go investigate further without my involvement?
Up to the officer. Hopefully she persuaded him to take a blood test. If you were all over her maybe she just wanted...
My wife suffers w/alcoholism for 10 years. She recently went on 4 multi-day binges this month. A 21yr man met her & provided & continued, on each occasion, to keep the influence going with alcohol and pot. Knowing her struggle w/this, she was married w/kids,suffered w/ depression & anxiety & offered to take her, rather than me, to rehab that I had already set up days before, yet he continued providing the substance until she went & all the while having sex w/ her under the influence. He welcomed her back each time & provided substance thru each binge. He made video w/phone & trnsfd to a friends. She recalls, but not to extent taken w/facial expression being the intent. What spouse/Individual rights are there? can we confirm/demand it's destuction? Is it legal consent? Do we have any right
IF the video was taken without her permission, I'd file a report with the police and hire a civil attorney to sue for...
dui 1st offense no prior record ever. I was alone no one else in my car// Should the trooper have given me enough time to have my car picked up by a family member??
While I don't practice in your state, here is my take on your question. First, going to an AA meeting may be good...
I got arrested for a dwi back in June and my license was suspended in October now I can get a hardship license for 3 weeks and pay 125 for it or just wait until January 29 until I can get my regular license back. My question is, if I wait to get my regular license do I have to use a SR22 form to get them? Oh, and I have only had my arraignment for my charges. It's a strong possibility my lawyer is going to keep pushing back my case
You need to contact an attorney in LA, but, the DMV can require you to jump through hoops like SR22 insurance policies....
What will happen when my 2 years is up I've done my anger management classes and I pay and see my po every month on time
Get your GED. I would not think your jail time or anger management classes will prevent this at all. Good luck to you.
My father was in a car accident after consuming alcohol at a casino and the toxicology report stated he was 3 times over the limit. After researching the state of a person that is 3 times over the limit, I am very confused as to why they allowed my father to leave and drive away in that state. I need to know if this is negligence on their part or should I just let it go.
The casino is not responsible for your father's driving while intoxicated in Louisiana.
I was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. I bonded out. I was arrested before my arraignment for separate felonies. I was in jail for two years before I took a plea on the felony. I never attended ANY court proceeding related to the DUI and the DUI was NEVER mentioned or on any paperwork. I plead guilty to the DUI at the felony plea. Would I have grounds to appeal the DUI plea on the grounds of ineffective counsel because he said there was nothing that could be done? MY research is showing they went over many many times limits, but I am no lawyer and would like the opinion of one because I am sure it is not as simple as I believe it is-or else everyone would be lawyers.
The time limits usually apply to 1) time from offense when they have to bring the charge, and you were charged so that...