Today, January 7, Judge David Ritchie sentenced RJ Bartie, 41, to 30 years in prison on one (1) count home invasion; 30 years in prison on one (1) count second degree kidnapping; and 20 years in prison on (1) count attempted second degree kidnapping. These sentences are to run concurrently and are all without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
In September 2021, Bartie, was found guilty as charged on both one (1) count home invasion and one (1) count second degree kidnapping; and was found guilty of one (1) count attempted second degree kidnapping.
In 2018, Bartie arrived at the victim’s home and pointed a weapon at everyone present at the home. Bartie then entered the home without authorization and forced the victim inside his vehicle where the victim then escaped but was later caught again by Bartie inside her home. During the second capture of the victim, the victim’s father shot Bartie and the victim was able to get to safety. Bartie was transported to the hospital where he survived his injuries.
Assistant District Attorneys Ross Murray and Charles Robinson prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.