DA’s office announces sentencing in criminal case

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Source: District Attorney’s office

District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced today the disposition of recent criminal case in the 10th Judicial District Court. Jimmy Ray Thomas Sr., 46, of Natchitoches, was sentenced by Judge Desiree Dyess to 10 years of incarceration at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

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Thomas had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated second-degree battery. The guilty plea was the result of a May 2019 incident in which he was charged by Natchitoches City Police. The incident involved an altercation in which Thomas stabbed the victim several times, causing serious injuries to the victim.

At the sentencing, the victim made a victim impact statement to the court.

The case was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney, Cloyd Benjamin Jr.