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Posted on August 17, 2015 at 5:16 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during recent court
sessions in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton
represented the State of Louisiana.
Hon. James M. Stephens, Judge
July 22, 2015

TYLER ABLES pled guilty to Simple Criminal Damage to Property< $50,000. He was sentenced
to serve 2 years at hard labor, suspended. He was placed on active supervised felony probation for
a period of 2 years. Judge Stephens ordered restitution be paid to the victims in the amount of
$2,500.00 and for Ables to serve 100 hours of community service at the discretion of the Village of
Epps. He was also ordered to pay supervision fees to Louisiana Department of Probation & Parole.

JEFFERY MITCHELL ROSE pled guilty to Molestation of a Juvenile. He was ordered to serve
a sentence of 25 years at hard labor. Rose also pled guilty to 2″d Degree Kidnapping and was
sentenced to serve an additional 15 years at hard labor under the direction of the Louisiana
Department of Corrections. These sentences will be served consecutively.
July 29, 2015

DONALD WAYNE JORDAN pled guilty to 2 counts of Manufacturing/Distribution of a Schedule
IT Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine). On each of these charges, he was sentenced
to serve 5 years at hard labor, 3 of which were suspended. Upon his release from prison, he will be
placed on active supervised felony probation under Louisiana Department of Probation & Parole for
a period of 5 years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $250.00 plus court cost and any other felony
probation fees, as well as $300.00 in restitution to the West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office.

JAMES MARK DEERE pled guilty to DWI-4th offense. His sentencing was deferred until
September 16, 2015.

Office Locations

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

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