Today, June 21st, Judge Kendrick Guidry found El Jerico Bartie, Lake Charles, to be a fourth or subsequent habitual offender. He was sentenced to 50 years at hard labor, without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on each of the 8 counts of attempted first degree murder of a police officer. The sentences are to run concurrently.
On April 30th a Calcasieu Parish jury found Bartie guilty as charged on 8 counts attempted first degree murder of a police officer for a 2014 incident involving a standoff at a local hotel.
First Assistant District Attorney Jacob Johnson and Assistant District Attorney Charles Robinson prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.