Hahnville, LA, September 21, 2010 – Three individuals involved in charges stemming from vehicle burglaries in the St. Rose, Louisiana Bar None Subdivision pled guilty today before Judge St. Pierre in Division C. The three individuals were arrested on June 16, 2010 after multiple unlocked vehicles were burglarized.
Carl Rabito, Jr. pled guilty to three counts of Simple Burglary for his role in the burglaries. In exchange for his plea, he received a sentence of 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
Britni Clark pled guilty to three counts of Simple Burglary for her role in the burglaries. In exchange for her plea, she received a 5 year sentence with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, that sentence is suspended and Clark will be on active probation for a period of 5 years with a recommendation for drug court.
Jessica Barnes pled guilty to Possession of Loratab. In exchange for her plea, she received a 5 year sentence with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, that sentence is suspended and Barnes will be on active probation for a period of 5 years with a recommendation for drug court.
Assistant District Attorney David L. Chaisson prosecuted the cases against the individuals.
Hahnville, LA, September 1, 2010 – Byron Toups’ probation was revoked yesterday by Judge M. Lauren Lemmon for violating conditions of probation set forth in the previous plea that he entered in Division D. She ordered Toups to serve the original five (5) year sentence. The Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole filed a request to revoke Toups’ probation due to the fact that Toups was not in compliance with conditions set forth in his plea agreement. Assistant District Attorney Howat A. Peters, Jr. handled the revocation on behalf of the District Attorney’s Office.
Hahnville, LA, August 19, 2009 – Medgra Bailey who pled guilty to cruelty to the infirmed, exploitation of infirmed, and forgery in March 2006 appeared before the Louisiana Parole Board on August 7, 2009. Her application for parole was denied pursuant to a unanimous vote by the board on that day. Bailey was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, two of those years were to be suspended provided that Bailey paid $20,000 in restitution. However, Bailey has made no restitution and is therefore serving the full 10-year sentence. Bailey’s daughter spoke on her behalf and the victim’s daughter submitted a letter in opposition. Assistant District Attorney Michael Weinberg and Investigator E.J. Rome, Jr., who both attended the hearing, opposed Bailey’s release on behalf of the St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry J. Morel, Jr. Bailey will be eligible for release again in March 2011 if she qualifies for good time.
Hahnville, LA, March 30, 2009 – Timothy Mazique, 40, was found guilty by a twelve-person jury on Friday afternoon. The verdict was handed down after a two-day trial. Mazique was convicted on one count of Pornography Involving Juveniles and one count of Aggravated Incest. Assistant District Attorneys Juan Byrd and Bill Starr prosecuted the case against Mazique. Sentencing in the matter is set for April 29, 2009.
“I applaud the victim in this case for the bravery that she demonstrated throughout the proceedings,” said District Attorney Harry J. Morel, Jr. “I would also like to express my appreciation for the investigatory work that the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office conducted on this case.”
Hahnville, LA, May 20, 2008 – District Attorney Harry J. Morel, Jr. has been appointed by Governor Jindal to continue his service on the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. Morel was also selected by unanimous vote of the commission members to serve as the Vice-Chairman for the Commission. Morel has served as a member of the Commission since 1984.
Morel currently serves as a board member of the National District Attorneys Association, representing the State of Louisiana, as well as St. Charles Parish. Morel is also a Past President of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association.
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