DA announces sentencing in recent criminal convictions

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District Attorney announced the sentencing of several recent criminal cases in the 10th Judicial District Court.

This article published in the Jan. 22, 2022, print edition

•Jeremie D. Aldy, 44, of Saline was sentenced to 19 years for aggravated arson. Aldy’s sentencing was subsequent to pleading guilty to the incident committed in January 2021. Aldy admitted to setting fire to a home with two occupants inside, who were injured as a result. He has two previous felony criminal convictions. Judge Lala Sylvester was the presiding judge.
KENDRICK BALTHAZAR
•Kendrick J. Balthazar, 39, of Natchitoches was sentenced to the maximum of five years after pleading guilty to possession of Schedule II narcotics. Balthazar has four previous felony criminal convictions. The conviction is related to an April 2021 traffic stop by the Natchitoches Police Department. Desiree D. Dyess was presiding judge.
BRIAN BONIER
•Brian Bonier, 40, of Campti was sentenced to 16 years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bonier was convicted by jury in October 2021. Judge Desiree D. Dyess presided.
•Quinton G. Zeno, 27, of Natchitoches was sentenced to 12 years after pleading guilty to illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, second offense, and attempted illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The conviction was related to an October 2020 traffic stop by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office (NPSO) in which a firearm was found in the vehicle. Zeno has two previous felony criminal convictions. Judge Lala Sylvester presided.
MICHAEL WILLS
•Michael K. Wills, 28, of Natchitoches was sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to aggravated battery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The guilty pleas were related to a June 2020 domestic violence incident investigated by the NPSO. Wills has two previous felony criminal convictions. Judge Lala Sylvester presided.