A Leesville man was sentenced in 30th District Court on May 8 for charges of criminal damage to property and battery.


A Leesville man was sentenced in 30th District Court on May 8 for charges of criminal damage to property and battery.
Mark A. Tossie, 27, was placed on a suspended sentence of two years supervised probation for simple criminal damage to property and three years supervised probation for aggravated battery.
He was also ordered to pay $1,500 in fines plus court costs. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victims.
The sentences are to run concurrent with each other.
Tossie was arrested on May 29, 2011 after deputies with the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office were advised that Tossie allegedly threw a window through an apartment window. He was also involved in a physical altercation with the victim inside the residence.

Leesville woman sentenced for forgery

Hope Sereal, 42, was sentenced to five years of hard labor for four counts of forgery, six years of hard labor for simple burglary, and five years of hard labor for exploitation of the infirmed.
She was also ordered to pay a total of $2,500 in fines, as well as court costs and restitution to the victims.
The sentences are to run concurrent with each other.
Sereal was arrested on Oct. 24, 2011 after the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office discovered that Sereal wrote numerous checks on a third party's account without their knowledge.

Alexandria man sentenced for burglary

Johnnie D. Cotten, 34, was placed on a suspended sentence of four years supervised probation for one count of simple burglary. Cotten is also ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 plus restitution to the public defender's office.
The sentence is to run concurrent with any other sentences.
Cotten was also ordered to be evaluated for mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Cotten was arrested on March 31, 2011 when he allegedly broke into a vehicle parked north of Leesville and stole a CD player.

Robeline man sentenced for burglary

Jalen M. Pittman, 18, was sentenced to a deferred sentence of three years supervised probation for one count of simple burglary. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs and restitution to the public defender's office.