On June 11, 2018, Jeremy Faggard of 13098 Leo Lambert Rd. St. Amant, LA., age 36, pled guilty to Unauthorized Use of Food Stamp Coupons. Faggard was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2017 arrest.
On July 7, 2017, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a local store after employees observed a male subject attempting to sell Food Stamp benefits to other customers. When employees told the subject he could not do this, he became irate. A store employee observed the vehicle that the subject fled in and was able to get the vehicle’s license plate number. Deputies ran the tag number and learned that the vehicle was registered to Jeremy Faggard. Detectives made contact with Faggard who was wearing clothes consistent with the clothing description given by store employees. Detectives presented a photo lineup to a store employee which included a photo of Faggard. The employee was able to identify Faggard as the suspect. A warrant of arrest was issued for Faggard who was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Faggard was sentenced to 2 years in the parish jail with credit for time served.