Plaquemine man found guilty of two counts of attempted second-degree murder

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Quinton Lawrence
Courtesy of Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office

IBERVILLE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — A Plaquemine man has been found guilty by a jury of two counts of attempted second-degree murder charges, among other charges.

On Oct. 8, the jury also found 59-year-old Quinton Lawrence guilty of three counts of aggravated assault upon a peace officer with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to District Attorney Tony Clayton, in December 2015, Lawrence shot at his neighbors amid a dispute, one neighbor was hit with a bullet. When officers arrived at his home, Lawrence pointed a gun at the officers and “refused commands to put the weapon down causing one of the officers to fire his duty weapon, hitting Lawrence,” according to Clayton.

Clayton added that Lawrence had previously been convicted of aggravated battery in 2012.

“I commend the work of the Louisiana State Police Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators. They did a great job working this case which went hand in hand with the prosecution of Quinton Lawrence,” said Clayton.

Lawrence’s sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 17 at 9 a.m.

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