On September 18, 2012, Judge Ronald Ware revoked Brandy Hardman’s probation and imposed the original sentence. She was also convicted of additional theft and drug related offenses. Judge Ware ordered her to serve a total of six (6) years in the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Judge Ware also banned Hardman from returning to Prien Lake Mall for life.
On September 19, 2012, Judge Ware sentenced Darrell Welcome to serve a total of ten (10) years in the Louisiana Department of Corrections for four (4) felony offenses.
These defendants victimized not only local stores, but also their customers, who end up paying higher prices as a result of shoplifters. District Attorney John DeRosier and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office will make every effort to prosecute, convict, and seek prison time for those who make a living by stealing from others.