Felony convictions handled during 5th District court
Fifth Judicial District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced this week that his office secured 15 felony convictions in Franklin Parish.
Judge Glen Strong presided over the cases which were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Will R. Barham.
Notable convictions according to Lancaster were as follows:
Issac Hollis III, 26, of Winnsboro, pled guilty to Manslaughter and Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He is set for sentencing on Dec. 12 and faces up to 60 years in prison.
Jimmy E. Franklin, 33, of Wisner, pled guilty to attempted first degree murder, aggravated flight from an officer where human life is endangered and possession of firearm by convicted felon. He was sentenced to serve 50 years in prison.
Benjamin D. Braun, 29, of Wisner, pled guilty as charged to aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer, aggravated flight from an officer where human life is endangered, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, fourth offense, and simple criminal damage to property. He was sentenced to serve 10 years at hard labor.
Sebastian L. Pickett, Jr., 23, of Winnsboro, pled guilty to felony theft. He was sentenced to serve 10 years at hard labor.
Marcus A. Washington, 31, of Winnsboro, pled guilty to Distribution of a Schedule II CDS. He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor.
Lancaster expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office, Winnsboro Police Department and Wisner Police Department. He also expressed appreciation to Judge Strong and Assistant District Attorney Barham for their work in regard to the cases.