A Shreveport man facing trial this week for several domestic violence crimes pleaded guilty Monday, April 22, 2024, in Caddo District Court.
Christopher Dewon Kemp, 36, had been charged with fourth-offense domestic abuse battery and domestic abuse child endangerment. He pleaded guilty as charged to fourth-offense domestic abuse battery and was sentenced by District Judge Ramona Emanuel to 10 years at hard labor with the first three years to be served without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
On October 15, 2022, Kemp pushed the victim, his girlfriend at the time, down to the ground, and while she was on the ground he kicked her in the face, causing a laceration and swelling. The attack occurred in the presence of a minor child aged 13 or younger. Shreveport Police officers were called to the scene where they then arrested him. Kemp had three prior convictions for Domestic Abuse Battery, two in Shreveport City Court and one in Caddo Parish District Court, providing the basis for the fourth-offense conviction.
Kemp was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Fernando Grider. He was defended by Royal Alexander and Dave Knadler.
The case was docket No. 391947.