Today, Judge David Ritchie found Kendrick N. Shepherd, 35, Sulphur, to be a fourth or subsequent habitual offender. Due to Shepherd’s violent criminal history, Judge David Ritchie sentenced Shepherd to the mandatory life sentence without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. Earlier this year, Shepherd was found guilty as charged of one (1) count Armed Robbery.
In 2018, Shepherd violently robbed 2 gas stations just 5 days apart. During the first armed robbery, Shepherd was armed with a glass beer bottle that he used as a weapon and struck the cashier with while he stole goods and money. During the second robbery, Shepherd got into a violent, physical altercation with the cashier and robbed them of goods and money.
Shepherd’s past convictions include Obstruction of Justice, Possession of CDS II, Aggravated Flight from an Officer ( 2 counts), and First Degree Robbery.
Assistant District Attorneys Joey Williams and Christopher Guelzow prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.