Third Judicial District Judge Jay McCallum accepted a plea of guilty from defendant Daniel Champ to one count of attempted second degree murder and one count of aggravated battery while in court on Tuesday.
Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, Champ was sentenced to 30 years at hard labor on the attempted murder charge and five years at hard labor on the battery charges with the sentences to run concurrently.
Court records reveal that in the early morning hours of July 23, 2011, Champ traveled from Homer to the Executive Blues Lounge located off of the Interstate 20 service road in Grambling.
A second person has been arrested in connection with the April 16 murder of a Ruston man.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested Tyrone Lavell Singleton, 33, of 1221 Walter Road, Spearsville, on one count of murder — second degree.
LPSO Public Information Officer Maj. Chad Alexander said Singleton was arrested after investigators found sufficient evidence to tie him to the murder of Willie Earl Patterson Jr.
Jodi Adolphus, 33, was the original person arrested in regards to Patterson being shot several times in the upper torso outside the Legends Nightclub in Grambling.
Enrollment at Louisiana Tech continues to rise as the University’s Division of Enrollment Management reports an increase of 488 students, or 5.5 percent, over last year in the spring quarter headcount. Spring enrollment totaled 9,377 students.
The annual Kupcake for the Kids St. Jude Fundraiser is currently taking place at Origin Bank, located on North Trenton Street. Kupcakes can be purchased for $1 per cupcake or $10 for a dozen. The sale began at 9 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. Peggy Hale, right, and Jessica Wingard are pictured picking up a few cupcakes to support St. Jude.