Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced Dec. 22 that the 10th Judicial Court revoked the probation and the suspension of prison sentence for D’Mario Moran of Natchitoches.
Moran pleaded guilty to simple burglary on July 11, 2017 and subsequently sentenced to five years of supervised probation and ten years in prison, which was suspended if he successfully met the conditions of his probation requirements.
However, Moran was arrested on October 3, 2017 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Evidence was presented at the probation revocation hearing that showed Moran had violated his conditions of probation.
At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Lala Sylvester ordered that Moran be remanded to the Louisiana Department of Corrections to serve his original ten year prison sentence.
“The defendant violated the conditions of his probation, which had afforded him a second chance to stay out of prison and remain crime-free. We take these violations seriously and he will now have to serve his prison sentence for his criminal activity,” said Harrington.