DA announces dispositions of criminal cases

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District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced Monday, Oct. 28, the disposition of 12 criminal cases recently prosecuted in the 10th Judicial District Court, Division A.

In 10 of the cases, the defendants pleaded guilty to felony charges. In the two remaining cases, the defendants’ probation was revoked. The felony charges included armed robbery, possession of stolen things, drug offenses, sex offender registration violation, possession of contraband in a penal institution and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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“The cases are serious matters. In prosecuting these cases, we were able to work closely with the victims to seek justice for them and to seek appropriate and fair punishment for the offenders,” said Harrington.

Gerald Jimerson II, 29, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to a 2016 armed robbery. Jimerson was sentenced to serve 22 years at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Xavier Bobb, 21, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to possession of contraband in a penal institution from a March 2019 arrest. Bobb was sentenced to one year hard labor, which will be in addition to the sentence he is currently serving at the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

Aries Jones, 26, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty to attempted possession of firearm by a convicted felon resulting from a May 2019 arrest. Jones was sentenced to one year at hard labor in addition to a sentence that she was currently serving.

Jerica Kelly, 26, of Natchitoches, had his probation revoked for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute. After a probation revocation hearing, Kelly was sentenced to serve his original sentence of eight years at hard labor.

Timothy Solice, 40, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender in 2017. Solice was sentenced to two years at hard labor without the benefit of parole/probation or suspension of sentence.

Shumichael Moore, 33, of Natchitoches, had his probation revoked for obtaining controlled dangerous substances by fraud. After a probation revocation hearing, Moore was sentenced to serve his original sentence of three years at hard labor.

Wes Rogers, 38, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to illegal possession of stolen things as a result of an arrest in July 2019. Rogers was sentenced to three years at hard labor.

Troy Hugle, 40, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to possession of contraband in a penal institution as a result of an arrest in June 2019. Hugle was sentenced to one year at hard labor in addition to a sentence that he was currently serving.

Jonathan Robinson, 24, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to possession of contraband in a penal institution as a result of an arrest in June 2019. Robinson was sentenced to two years at hard labor concurrent to a sentence that he was currently serving.

Christian Brimzy, 20, of Campti, pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as a result of an arrest in June 2019. Brimzy was sentenced to four years at hard labor concurrent to a sentence that he was currently serving.

Jerry Nelson, 49, of Robeline, pleaded guilty to exploitation of the infirmed as a result of an arrest in June 2019. Nelson was sentenced to one year at hard labor.

Stafford Simmons Jr., 37, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice as a result of an arrest in June 2019. Simmons was sentenced to three years at hard labor.

The cases were prosecuted in Division “A” by First Assistant District Attorney Cloyd Benjamin Jr. and Assistant District Attorney Amanda McClung. Judge Desiree Dyess presided.