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05TH DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES FELONY CONVICTIONS – RICHLAND PARISH – JUNE 23, 2017

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 4:23 PM

District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster advised that on Friday, June 23, 2017 his office in Richland Parish, took fifteen felony pleas. Judge James M. Stephens presided over the
case. Mack Lancaster and Assistant District Attorney Doug Wheeler handled the cases.

Notable pleas were as follows:

Damian Rogers, age 37 of Rayville pled guilty to simple burglary of sixteen vehicles. He received a fifteen year prison sentence.

Michael C. Wilhilte, age 28 of Rayville pled guilty to possession of a schedule II drug with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to
ten years in prison on each charge.

William L. Lawrence , age 48 of Rayville pled guilty to indecent behavior with a juvenile and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

William H. Clark, II, age 28 of Delhi pled guilty to unauthorized use of a moveable and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Grover Adams, age 37 of Rayville pled guilty to unauthorized use of a moveable and received a three year prison sentence.

Deterius Jackson, age 22 of Rayville pled guilty to attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and received a three year prison sentence.

Lancaster also announced that on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 his office closed several felony cases with guilty pleas. Judge Terry A. Doughty presided over the cases. Notable guilty
pleas were as follows:

Megan Evans, age 38 of St. Joseph, pled guilty to three counts of distribution of schedule II drugs and possession of schedule IV drugs. She received a nine year prison sentence.

Dianna Hendrix, age 40 of Rayville pled guilty to possession of schedule II and schedule IV drugs and was sentence to four years in prison.

Tonya McFadden, age 36 of Monroe pled guilty to simple burglary and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Waylon Knott and Danielle Minter of Kentucky pled guilty to possession of a schedule II drug and were each sentence to three years in prison.

Lancaster stated that he was very thankful for the efforts of the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office, Rayville Police Department and the Louisiana State Police. He also thanked Judge
Doughty and Judge Stephens for their work.

Office Locations

  • District Attorney John M. Lancaster
    PO Box 805 • Oak Grove, LA 71263
    318.428.3219 • da@fifthda.org
  • Franklin Parish District Attorney's Office
    6568 Main St, 2nd Flr • Winnsboro, LA 71295
    318.435.3386 • franklin@fifthda.org
    Located in Franklin Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • Richland Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 417 • Rayville, LA 71269
    318.728.3166 • richland@fifthda.org
    Located in Richland Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • West Carroll Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 1209 • Oak Grove, LA 71269
    318.428.3213 • westcarroll@fifthda.org
    Located in West Carroll Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor

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