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  • Week roundup: New Orleans man pleads to narcotics offense during trial, Honduran man convicted of molesting child

    Two Jefferson Parish juries were seated this week for two unrelated trials, with one returning a guilty verdict against a man accused of sexually abusing a child and the other never getting to deliberate because the defendant pleaded guilty as charged. Louisiana vs. Tyran Jones Tyran Jones, 26, of New Orleans, received a 20-year prison …
  • Kenner man sentenced to 40 years for two Metairie kidnapping attempts

    A Jefferson Parish judge on Monday (July 22) sentenced Joseph Picard to 40 years in prison for trying to kidnap a teenage girl and a woman from Metairie streets on June 15, 2017. Following a two-day trial last month, Picard, 42, of Kenner, was convicted as charged by a Jefferson Parish jury of two counts …
  • Nakesia Washington pleads guilty to stealing from 2018 Essence Festival tourists

    A Jefferson Parish judge on Wednesday (July 3) gave Nakesia Washington a 15-year sentence after she admitted to stealing money from almost 100 people who paid her to arrange their travel packages to New Orleans’ Essence Festival last year. Washington, 42, of Harvey, who was the sole owner of OBL Travel in Marrero, pleaded guilty …
  • New Orleans man convicted of violating protective order – a second time

    A Jefferson Parish jury on Tuesday (June 25) deliberated approximately 20 minutes in finding Reginald Raymond guilty as charged of violating a protective order with previous convictions. Raymond, 55, of New Orleans, was under court order issued in August 2018 to stay away from a woman. He violated that order the first time in September …
  • Week roundup: Juries render guilty verdicts in JP, Kenner narcotics cases

    Jefferson Parish juries this week rendered guilty verdicts in three narcotics cases, including that of a Kenner man who was booked with selling heroin to another man who overdosed. Matthew Locicero, 31, was convicted as charged Thursday night (June 27) of distribution of heroin and obstruction of justice in connection with a Sept. 8, 2018 …