A Caddo Parish man who violated a protective order regarding a Greenwood woman while possessing illegal drugs was convicted in Caddo District Court Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
The four-woman, two man jury in District Judge Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett’s courtroom deliberated barely half an hour before finding Jimmy Kuykendall, 59, guilty as charged of third-offense violation of a protective order and possession of the Schedule II controlled dangerous substance methamphetamine.
Kuykendall was arrested January 23, 2022, while parked in a vehicle outside a residence in the 8500 block of U.S. Highway 79 in Greenwood, the home of a female acquaintance with a standing protective order involving him. The victim reported she also had seen Kuykendall parked in her driveway, and that she had received a voicemail from him that day. Responding officers recovered a glass-smoking pipe, commonly used with illegal narcotics, and a baggie of suspected methamphetamine in Kuykendall’s front pants pocket. Officers also recovered a cigarette pack containing suspected methamphetamine from Kuykendall’s vehicle.
Kuykendall was previously arrested for violation of a protective order July 23, 2021 and was convicted of that on September 29, 2021. He was arrested again for violation of a protective order, 2nd Offense October 19, 2021, and was convicted of that on December 13, 2021.
For violation of a protective order, third offense, he faces imprisonment for as few as 14 days or as much as two years with or without hard labor, and a fine of up to $1,000. On the drug conviction, he faces 1 to 5 years in prison with or without hard labor, and a fine of up to $5,000.
Kuykendall will return to Judge Waddell Garrett’s courtroom October 21, 2022, for sentencing.
Kuykendall was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Ross Owen and Erica Jefferson. He was defended by Evan McMichael and Hilary Hileman.