A Lafayette inmate awaiting his March trial on a count of aggravated battery is now accused of sending a threatening Christmas card to two witnesses in the case, KATC-TV reported.
Johnny W. Hamilton, 35, of Carencro, was charged Friday with two counts of intimidating witnesses, according to court records.
Hamilton sent the card Dec. 13, and it contained violent threats he intended to carry out once he was released from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, Assistant District Attorney Daniel Landry III said.
Two witnesses came forward in the battery case, in which Hamilton is accused of attacking a woman with brick on Sept. 4. He’s been held in lieu of a $22,500 bail since he was booked Sept. 10.
Hamilton’s trial on the battery case is set for March 23, and he’s scheduled for arraignment on the intimidation charges the following day.
Breaux Bridge man sentenced in fraud
A Breaux Bridge man was sentenced Monday to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for lying in order to continue receiving disability benefits to which he was not entitled, KATC-TV is reporting.
Mervin J. Noel, 51, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of making false statements to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $138,247 restitution to the Social Security Administration and Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said.
Noel, who pleaded guilty on Oct. 7, 2014, began receiving workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits after sustaining an injury while working on an offshore oil platform in 1994, according to the plea agreement. In 2007, Noel began operating a lawn care business without informing either the LWCC or SSA that he was employed and earning income.
As a result, he received $20,776 in workers’ compensation benefits and $118,220 in Social Security benefits to which he was not entitled.
Lafayette Correctional Center bookings
Arrests posted Feb. 10, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:
Terry Alfred: 18, of the 100 block of Harlow Street, Duson. He was booked on aggravated battery and aggravated assault.
Kermit P. Angelle: 50, of the 100 block of Fab Street, Carencro. He was booked on second-degree battery.
Kelly James Blanchard: 36, of the 1600 block of Grand Bois Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on felony unauthorized use of a vehicle and two counts of fugitive.
Edward Charles: 63, of the 700 block of Malapart Street, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated battery.
Lance E. Connor: 29, of the 1100 block of William Egan Avenue, Crowley. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
Robert A. Domingue Jr.: 38, of the 400 block of Bourque Street, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Joseph Clyde Faul: 53, of the 700 block of Wyman Road, Scott. He was booked on disturbing the peace.
Ronald Hall: 33, of the 1400 block of Hickory Street, Patterson. He was booked on driving while license suspended or revoked; failure to yield from a private roadway; hit-and-run driving; and a warrant/bench warrant.
Mason Hebert: 23, of the 1000 block of St. Louis Street, Scott. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse-child endangerment.
Andre Joseph Jagneaux: 33, of the 5400 block of West Congress Street, Duson. He was booked on two counts of misdemeanor theft.
Joseph Emanuel Jones: 28, of the 100 block of North Manor Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated battery.
Anna M. Landry: 27, of the 200 block of South Broadway Street, Church Point. She was booked on identity theft; illegal transmission of monetary funds; and a warrant/bench warrant.
Benjamin Scott Leblanc: 29, of the 5600 block of West Congress Street, Lafayette. He was booked on municipal purposes.
Megan Leigh Malespin: 30, of the 100 block of Juliene Way, Youngsville. She was booked on careless operation; felony issuing worthless checks; no proof of insurance in vehicle; and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
Gary Manuel Mouton: 30, of the 300 block of Chappuis Avenue, Rayne. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Sheriffa Renee Mouton: 37, of the 700 block of South Orange Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.
Angelyn Pinocci: 34, of the 100 block of Pamela Street, Lafayette. She was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Goryl Pipkin: 55, of the 4900 block of Bridge Street Highway, Parks. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
Christy L. Robinette: 33, of the 500 block of Cloud Street, Lafayette. She was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Bobby Glen Ross III: 26, of the 200 block of Ridgeview Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Joseph Sherman: 41, of the 1500 block of North Bertrand Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive.
Dustin Teno: 28, of the 700 block of 15th Avenue North, Texas City, Texas. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant and parole violation.
Dakota Dandre Walker: 20, of the 9600 block of Maurice Avenue, Maurice. He was booked on possession of marijuana.
Dwight Evans Williams: 28, of the 200 block of Lacobie Street, Lafayette. He was booked on municipal purposes and a warrant/bench warrant.