PLAQUEMINES PARISH MAN SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS FOR PUBLIC INTIMIDATION OF AN ENFORCEMENT AGENT

Release Date: 02/01/2010

On Jan. 20, the 25th Judicial District Court Judge Kevin Conner accepted Nelson Williams III, 34, of Port Sulphur, guilty plea for the charge of public intimidation and sentenced him to serve six months in Plaquemines Parish Prison.




Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Williams on Oct. 6, 2009 for angling without the required basic and saltwater recreational fishing licenses. During his initial encounter with agents, Williams made numerous threats of physical violence toward the investigating agent.




Agents obtained an arrest warrant on Oct. 13, 2009 for the offense of public intimidation. Williams later surrendered himself to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office at which time he was arrested and booked into jail.




Assistant District Attorney Jerry Lobrano of the Office of District Attorney Charles Balley prosecuted the case. Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Adam Young and Senior Agent Villere Reggio.




For more information, contact Capt. Stephen McManus at 504-284-2023 or smcmanus@wlf.la.gov.

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