St. Gabriel man sentenced to 10-year term

Staff reports

District Judge Alvin Batiste Jr. has sentenced Kirkpatrick Tasker, 29, of St. Gabriel to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, District Attorney Richard J. “Ricky” Ward Jr. reported last week.

Tasker, whose address at the time of his arrest was 4745A Point Clair Road, one of three to enter guilty pleas, all obtained by Assistant District Attorney Dana Larpenteur.

Devecee Wickem, 24, a prisoner at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, pleaded guilty to introduction of contraband into a penal institution. Batiste added six months to his prison sentence.

Franklin Cox, 22, drew five years of probation after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm.