On April 29, 2019, Kentrell Sanders of Napoleonville, LA., age 38, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Sanders was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors just moments prior to the beginning of jury selection for Sanders’ scheduled trial.
On April 22, 2017, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Plattenville business in reference to a vehicle burglary. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the owner of the vehicle who advised that someone had gotten into his vehicle while it was parked in the business parking lot. The victim further advised that a rifle had been taken from the interior of the vehicle. Deputies were able to recover surveillance video footage from the business. Detectives reviewed the video footage and observed an unknown male subject walk up to the vehicle and make entry. The subject then fled the area with the rifle in his pants. Detectives identified the suspect as Kentrell Sanders. On June 23, 2017, Sanders was apprehended and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.
On April 27, 2017, deputies and detectives with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Napoleonville residence in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, detectives observed obvious signs of forced entry into the residence along with an adjacent outdoor kitchen/garage area. Taken from the area were miscellaneous items including a 4-wheeler, several firearms, medication, and electronics. During the course of an extensive investigation, detectives identified Kentrell Sanders as the individual who committed the burglary and sold some of the items taken from the residence. On August 2, 2017, Sanders, who was already in custody for the previously mentioned burglary, was charged in connection with his involvement with this burglary as well.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Sanders was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.