A Shreveport man arrested in connection with a June 2017 aggravated burglary and simple robbery was found guilty Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in Caddo District Court.
The four-man, eight-woman jury in District Judge Katherine Dorroh’s courtroom deliberated just over a half-hour before convicting Orlandus Bathdomus Marcelius Prude, 29, of the crimes as charged.
During the two days of the trial, the jury heard evidence that Prude forced his way inside his ex-girlfriend’s home in Caddo Parish on June 22, 2017, struck the people inside in the head and face repeatedly and stole their cell phones, injuring both victims. When he left, he threw a glass bottle that broke a rear passenger window of one of the cars in the driveway.
For the aggravated burglary conviction, Prude faces a sentence of from one to 30 years in prison at hard labor. For the simple robbery conviction he faces up to seven years with or without hard labor and a fine of up to $3,000. However, when he returns to Judge Dorroh’s courtroom October 30, 2018, the state will seek enhanced penalties under a habitual offender bill.
Prude was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Nancy Berger-Schneider and Jason Waltman. He was defended by David McClatchey.