Amite- District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that Richard Ingle pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and violation of protective order. He was sentenced to five years with the department of corrections.
On August 20, 2018, Ponchatoula Police responded to the Microtel Inn and Suites in reference to a medical emergency. When officers arrived on scene contact was made with Richard Ingle who advised that his girlfriend was in a room bleeding because she cut herself with a knife. Officers observed the female sitting on the bed bleeding from the neck. When officers asked the victim what happened she stated that she fell on the knife and it stabbed her in the throat. Medical personnel arrived on scene and transported the victim to North Oaks Hospital.
Detectives proceeded to the hospital for an interview with the victim. During the interview the victim stated that Ingle did in fact stab her in the neck after a verbal argument but was afraid to tell authorities the truth in Ingle’s presence. It was determined that Richard Ingle was in violation of two protective orders for the victim that was issued by the Supreme Court of New Orleans. The protective orders were active in the NCIC database. It was also determined that Ingle was a wanted fugitive from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Richard Ingle was charged and transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail by Ponchatoula Police. Ingle is to serve his sentence without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
Assistant District Attorney Jennie Perkins represented the State of Louisiana. Judge Charlotte Foster handed down the sentence.
“The District Attorney’s office will continue to use our best efforts to hold domestic violence offenders accountable,” said Perrilloux.