Vacherie Man to Serve 15 Years in Connection with 2020 Shooting

Published 11:12 am Thursday, November 17, 2022

On June 13, 2022, Jaylon Braxton of 1877 Middle Lane Vacherie, LA., age 24, pled guilty to Attempted Manslaughter and Illegal Use of Weapons. Braxton was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Steven Tureau.

 On March 2, 2020, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Vacherie neighborhood after being dispatched regarding shots fired in the area. Upon arrival deputies located a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and a second gunshot wound to the leg. Detectives learned that Braxton and the victim had engaged in a verbal argument which led to Braxton brandishing a firearm and fired multiple shots into the air before shooting the victim who was attempting to flee the area. Upon identifying Jaylon Braxton as the shooter, detectives obtained a warrant of arrest for Braxton who was subsequently apprehended and booked into the St. James Parish Jail.

 Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation.

  On November 14, 2022, the defendant was sentenced to 15 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.