EPSO responds to att. burglary
By: ELIZABETH WEST
On Saturday, August 5, 2017, deputies with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to an attempted burglary at KVPI New Director Stephanie Ware’s home on U.S. Highway 167.
When they arrived on the scene, deputies arrested the suspect, who was later identified as Timothy G. Kordish.
A hearing for this matter was held on Monday in Judge Chuck West’s courtroom, where Kordish’s bond was set at $50,000.00.
Kordish was also set to appear before Judge West on Monday for a felony trial and a misdemeanor trial for two other incidents that Kordish was previously arrested for.
Instead of going to trial, Kordish opted to take a plea deal and pled guilty to possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance and unauthorized use of a movable.
Kordish, who is a repeat offender, originally faced charges of illegal use of a CDS in the presence of a person under 17, possession of drug paraphernalia (first offense), monetary instrument abuse, indecent behavior with juveniles, resisting an officer, and battery of a police officer along with the charges he pled guilty to.
For his guilty plea, Kordish received four years at hard labor for unauthorized use of a moveable and five years for possession of a schedule II CDS.
The two sentences were set to run concurrently, therefore Kordish will serve a total of five years behind bars.
He also received credit for time served.