Cases heard in District Court


The following criminal cases were heard Oct. 4-8 in the 10th Judicial District Court.

Oct. 8

RACHAL, RODERICK, 42, misdemeanor Sexual Battery, misdemeanor Hate Crime, Simple Battery and Resisting an Officer. For the hate crime, simple battery and resisting an officer, the defendant is sentenced to serve six months in the parish jail, all to run consecutive, for a total of 18 months, credit for time served. For the misdemeanor sexual battery, sentenced to serve six months in the parish jail, suspended; placed on one year supervised probation. All matters to run consecutive. Judge Lala Sylvester.

This article published in the OCT. 16, 2021, print edition

Oct. 7

FESTAVAN, RICHARD, 50, Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated- 3rd offense. Sentenced to 5 years hard labor with the La. Department of Corrections (LDOC). Court advised that this sentence must be served without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Court advised that this sentence is to run consecutive to any other sentence currently serving. Court ordered the defendant to pay a fine in the amount of $2,000. Court made special recommendation that the defendant receives substance abuse treatment. Remanded to the custody of LDOC through Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. Judge Desiree Dyess.

Bench warrants were issued for the following:

DICKSON, JARRED LEE, 37, attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Review hearing.

BEAUDION, KARLOS, 38, DWI 2nd offense. Review hearing.


BELL, CHRISTOPHER G., DWI-1st offense. Review hearing. .


BROOKS, CHRISTOPHER S., aggravated battery. Review hearing.

BROSSETT, TERRANCE CHASE, 2 counts simple burglary. Criminal Plea.

BUSH, DRAKAAR DANIEL, abuse prevention order. Review hearing.

CARR, MICHAEL, reckless operation. Review hearing.


DAVIS, NICHOLAS H., littering. Criminal arraignment.

DELRIO, DANA S., 2 counts simple possession of marijuana. Count 1: Criminal arraignment. Count 2: Criminal trial.

HARRIS, RONALD III, illegal possession of a firearm. Criminal plea.

HOWARD, AMBREA, resisting an officer, possession of sch. I, possession of sch. II, possession of drug paraphernalia. Criminal plea.

JONES, KENDALE MAURICE, possession of sch. I w/intent. Criminal plea.


McINTEE, DEVEON, forgery, attempted theft. Criminal plea.

MELANCON, LEON, possession of sch. III, disturbing the peace. Criminal plea.

MONETTE, JOEY T., simple burglary, simple criminal damage. Review hearing.

PERRY, SAVANNAH, simple burglary. Criminal plea.

PETITE, FRANKIE R., possession of sch. I, possession of sch. II. Criminal plea.


PHILLIP, FERDINAND O., Baton Rouge, attempted possession of a firearm by convicted felon. Review hearing.

PRICE, MICHAEL D., domestic abuse battery, violation of a protective order, disturbing the peace. Review hearing.

PRIER, KEVIN T., possession of sch. III. Review hearing.

REYNOLDS, PHILLIP A., Zwolle, DWI. Review hearing.

SAPP, CALEB, possession of sch. II, simple possession of marijuana. Criminal plea.

SCOTT, EDWARD, aggravated flight from an officer, signal lamps, no driver’s license. Criminal plea.

SCOTT, RICKY, abuse prevention order. Review hearing


SLAUGHTER, DANNY, possession of sch. I, possession of a firearm in presence of CDS, simple poss. of marijuana, illegal carrying of weapons. Criminal plea.

SMITH, LACY C., possession of sch. I. Review hearing.

STARR, MARGARET M., possession of sch. II, possession of drug paraphernalia. Criminal plea.


WARE, JASON D., possession of sch. I w/intent, resisting. Criminal plea.

WHITAKER, NICHOLAS, possession of sch. I, possession of firearm in presence of CDS. Criminal plea.

WHITE, JOHNNIE JR., unauthorized entry. Criminal plea.

ZENO, ISSAC, simple burglary. Review hearing.

Oct. 6

JACKSON, ERICA, simple burglary. Drug court. Probation extended one year due to $2,000 in restitution remaining.

Oct. 4

HELAIRE, TERREL, simple criminal damage. Dismissed due to the death of the defendant.