Labadieville Man to Serve 20 Years in Connection with Assumption Parish Shooting

Published 11:00 am Sunday, March 20, 2022

Last week, Markese Dabney of 211 Cardinal St. Labadieville, LA, age 27, pled guilty to Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Dabney was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Steven Tureau. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2019 shooting.


On February 16, 2019, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Assumption Community Hospital in Napoleonville in reference to a male subject who was brought in suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm. Detectives responded and learned that the victim had been involved in a verbal altercation with a male subject identified as Markese Dabney near a Labadieville residence. During the altercation, Dabney discharged multiple rounds from a handgun in the victim’s direction. The victim was struck in the arm with one of the rounds and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Through a criminal history check, it was learned that Dabney has a prior felony conviction for narcotics possession. Detectives were able to secure a warrant of arrest for Dabney who was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.


Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Dabney was sentenced to 20 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.


Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.