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Doughty sentenced to life in prison; more from Amite court

Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Views: 10698

Doughty sentenced to life in prison; more from Amite court
AMITE---An 18-year-old from Tickfaw has been sentenced to life in prison in the 2016 shooting death of a Ponchatoula man.

Hulus Doughty, 18, of Tickfaw, is one of two defendants convicted in the February 2016 shooting death of 20-year-old Gerrell Lee, Jr. of Ponchatoula.

Authorities say Lee sustained a gunshot wound to the head while he and his father were driving to Ponchatoula. Last October, 19-year-old James Andrews pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit second degree murder in the Lee case. One month later, Doughty stood trial and was found guilty of second degree murder by an Amite jury.

On May 23, 2019, Judge Jeffrey Johnson sentenced Doughty to serve life in prison for Lee's murder. Johnson ordered Doughty's sentence to be served without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

Doughty was a juvenile at the time of the murder. Since his arrest, he was also accused of a brief escape from the Amite jail during a “procedural violation” in March. Doughty was recaptured without incident. Sheriff Daniel Edwards also attributed the inmate’s escape to the “antiquated design” of the jail facility.

The following is a press release reporting recent sentences issued in 21st Judicial District Court, courtesy of District Attorney Scott Perrilloux:

AMITE---District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that the following individuals appeared in court on May 23, 2019, before Judge Jeffery Johnson and pleaded either guilty or no contest or were found guilty of the following crimes and received the following sentences:

Jammie Barnes, age 63, of Summit, MS, pleaded no contest to driving while intoxicated and driving left of center. He was sentenced to six months in the parish jail. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He is ordered to pay a $935.00 fine along with court costs.

Grant Blackmon, age 31, of Holden, LA, pleaded no contest to driving while intoxicated and careless operation. He was sentenced to six months in the parish jail. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He is ordered to pay a $935.00 fine along with court costs.

Juan Candia, age 31, of Kentwood, LA, pleaded no contest to first offense driving while intoxicated, improper parking, and no driver’s license. He was sentenced to six months in the parish jail. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He is ordered to pay a $935.00 fine along with court costs.

Hulus Doughty, age 18, of Tickfaw, LA, was sentenced to life in prison for second degree murder. He is to serve the sentence without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

Eduardo Enriquez, age 28, of Hammond, LA, pleaded no contest to second offense driving while intoxicated, no driver’s license, reckless operation, and resisting an officer. He was sentenced to six months in the parish jail. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He is ordered to pay a $1,210.00 fine along with court costs.

Devyn Thomas, age 28, of Franklinton, LA, pleaded no contest to second offense driving while intoxicated, improper lane usage, and possession of alcohol in vehicle. He was sentenced to six months in the parish jail. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He is ordered to pay a $1,210.00 fine along with court costs.

In other news from criminal court in Amite, District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that the following individuals appeared in court on May 22, 2019, before Judge Jeffery Johnson and pleaded either guilty or no contest or were found guilty of the following crimes and received the following sentences:

Bristopher Cooper, age 19, of Kentwood, LA, pleaded no contest to cruelty to a juvenile. He was sentenced to six years with the department of corrections. Three years of the sentence was suspended and he will be placed on probation for three years.

Christoper Cooper, age 19, of Kentwood, LA, pleaded no contest to cruelty to a juvenile. He was sentenced to six years with the department of corrections. Three years of the sentence was suspended and he will be placed on probation for three years.

Anthony Holden, age 18, of Kentwood, LA, pleaded no contest to cruelty to a juvenile. He was sentenced to six years with the department of corrections. Three years of the sentence was suspended and he will be placed on probation for three years.

Devion Hookfin, age 19, of Tangipahoa, LA, pleaded no contest to cruelty to a juvenile. He was sentenced to six years with the department of corrections. Three years of the sentence was suspended and he will be placed on probation for three years.

Jonathan Schroeder, age 29, of Independence, LA, pleaded no contest to first offense driving while intoxicated, careless operation, driving under suspension, possession of schedule II controlled dangerous substances, possession of schedule I controlled dangerous substances, possession with intent to distribute schedule I controlled dangerous substances, and possession with intent to distribute schedule II controlled dangerous substances. He was sentenced to five years with the department of corrections. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years.

Robin Trahan, age 28, of Hammond, LA, pleaded no contest to identity theft. She was sentenced to two years with the department of corrections. The sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for three years.

Luan Tong, age 50, of Boca Raton, FL, pleaded no contest to stalking. He was sentenced to six months in the parish jail. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He is ordered to pay a $500.00 fine along with court costs.

Quincey Williams, age 20, of Ponchatoula, LA, pleaded no contest to two counts of simple burglary, 25 counts theft of firearms, and possession of schedule IV controlled dangerous substances. He was sentenced to two years with the department of corrections for each count. Time is to be served concurrently. He received credit for time served.

Gregory Wright, age 60, of Hammond, LA, pleaded no contest to three counts of distribution/possession with intent to distribute heroin and distribution/possession with intent to distribute schedule II controlled dangerous substances. He was sentenced to three years with the department of corrections. He received credit for time served.

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District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that the following individuals appeared in court on May 15, 2019, before Judge Robert H. Morrison and pleaded either guilty or no contest or were found guilty of the following crimes and received the following sentences:

Kadarrell Brooks, age 28, of Independence, LA, pleaded no contest to two counts of simple battery and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 90days in the parish jail for each count. He received credit for time served.

Joseph Coslan, age 47, of Independence, LA, pleaded no contest to first offense driving while intoxicated. He was sentenced to six months in the parish jail. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation or two years.

Christy Crawford, age 23, of Hammond, LA, pleaded no contest to simple battery. She was sentenced to six months in the parish jail. The sentence was deferred and she was placed on probation for one year. She is ordered to pay a $250.00 fine along with court costs.

Zachary Freeman, age 27, of Lacombe, LA, pleaded no contest to possession of 2.5 pounds or more of marijuana, THC, or synthetic cannabinoid. He was sentenced to two years with the department of corrections. The sentence was deferred and he was placed on probation for two years. He is ordered to pay a $350.00 fine along with court costs.

Joshua Gatlin, age 28, of Hammond, LA, pleaded no contest to two counts of possession of schedule II controlled dangerous substances. He was sentenced to five years with the department of corrections. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years. He is ordered to pay a $500.00 fine along with court costs.

Anthony Kemp, age 18, of Mandeville, LA, pleaded no contest to possession of schedule II controlled dangerous substances- methamphetamine. He was sentenced to two years with the department of corrections. The sentence was deferred and he was placed on probation for two years. He is ordered to pay a $250.00 fine along with court costs.

Gregory Randall, age 38, of Loranger, LA, pleaded no contest to accessory after the fact to simple escape. He was sentenced to two years with the department of corrections. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He is ordered to pay a $250.00 fine along with court costs.

Julie Ray, age 40, of Hammond, LA, pleaded no contest to theft in excess of $1,000.00 but less than $5,000.00. She was sentenced to two years with the department of corrections. The sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for two years. She is ordered to pay a $250.00 fine along with court costs.

Jesse Sullivan, age 27, of Independence, LA, pleaded no contest to possession of schedule II controlled dangerous substances- methamphetamine. He was sentenced to two years with the department of corrections. The sentence was deferred and he was placed on probation for three years. She is ordered to pay all fines and court costs.

Clay Zeigler Sr., age 54, of Livingston, LA, pleaded no contest to possession with intent to distribute schedule II controlled dangerous substance or counterfeit-methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 10 years with the department of corrections. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years. He is ordered to pay a $750.00 fine along with court costs.
 
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