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Natchitoches District Attorney Releases Disposition of Criminal Cases | Around The Town

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District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced today the disposition of 7 criminal cases that were recently prosecuted in the 10th Judicial District Court, Division B. In each of the cases, the defendants pleaded guilty to felony charges.

The felony charges included kidnapping, burglary, home invasion, drug distribution, and escape.

“The cases are serious matters. In prosecuting these cases, we were able to seek justice for the victims of the crimes and seek appropriate and fair punishment for the offenders,” said District Attorney Harrington.

Christian Payton, 29, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to 2nd degree kidnapping as a resulting from a 2015 arrest. Payton and was sentenced to 14 years at hard labor.

Kendrick Price, 25, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to home invasion and false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon as result of a 2018 arrest. Price was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor.

Cedric Washington, 39, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances, methamphetamine, as a result of a 2018 arrest. Washington was sentenced to six years at hard labor.

Quinton Zeno, 25, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to simple burglary as a result of a February 2019 arrest. Zeno was sentenced to five years at hard labor.

Broadus Davis, 39, of Homer, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances, methamphetamine, as result of a March 2019 arrest. Davis was sentenced to four years at hard labor.

Jale Hopwood, 34, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty to simple escape as a result of a February 2019 arrest. Hopwood was sentenced to the maximum sentence for a work release inmate, one year in addition to the sentence he is currently serving.

Andrew Moore, 43, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to possession Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances as a result of a March 2019 arrest. Moore was sentenced to 20 months at hard labor.

Roderick Rachal, 40, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to battery of a correctional facility employee as a result of an October 2018 arrest. Rachal was sentenced to serve one year and two months at hard labor. Rachal also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery as a result of an September 2018 arrest. Rachal was sentenced to the maximum of six months in jail, which sentence is to run consecutive to the one year and two-month sentence.

Jeremy Armstrong, 35, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to principal to possession of Schedule I (Marijuana) with intent to distribute as a result of an April 2019 arrest. Armstrong was sentenced to two years at hard labor.

Gregory R. Lewis, 29, of Natchitoches, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery as a result of a May 2019 arrest. Lewis was sentenced to three years at hard labor.

The above cases were prosecuted in Division “B” by Assistant District Attorneys Chris Guillet, Shantel Wempren, and the late Charles Seaman. Judge Lala Sylvester presided over the cases.

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