Judge Fuselier sentenced Jason to 11 years at hard labor following his conviction May 30, by a 12-person jury for second-degree battery and terrorizing. According to District Attorney Brent Coreil, Jason received a sentence of four years at hard labor on the charge of second-degree battery and a sentence of 10 years at hard labor on the charge of terrorizing, with three years of that sentence suspended. Upon release, Jason will be required to serve five years of active supervised probation. Jason also was ordered to pay restitution for all of the out-of-pocket expenses of the victims.
Jason was convicted of attacking an Evangeline Parish teacher who taught Jason’s son at Chataignier Elementary. At the time of the incident, the school teacher was coaching an EPYB basketball team which was playing a scheduled game at the Mamou High Gymnasium (March 12, 2007).
It was alleged the attack by Jason on the school teacher was reprisal for the teacher disciplining his son several months earlier at school. (Court records indicate that incident occurred in November 2006.)
Jason’s brother, Kevin, was also charged in this incident and pled guilty earlier in the year.
Jason’s attorney advised they plan to appeal the sentencing.