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Napoleonville Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Car from Church Parking Lot

          On October 22, 2018, Steven Blaine of 3328 Back Marais Lane Napoleonville, LA., age 35, pled guilty to Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Blaine was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following an April vehicle theft. 

          On April 12, 2018, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a local church in reference to a vehicle theft. Upon arrival, deputies met with the victim who advised that she had parked her car in the parking lot before leaving with a friend. Upon arriving to retrieve her car, she noticed it was gone and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Several hours later, deputies observed a vehicle matching the description of the one that had been taken from the parking lot. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle which was positively identified as the stolen vehicle. Deputies made contact with the driver who was identified as Steven Blaine. After a brief interview with Blaine, he was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was booked accordingly. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Blaine was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.