STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. HERMAN F. WELLS

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STATE OF LOUISIANA * NO. 2018-KA-0765 VERSUS * COURT OF APPEAL HERMAN F. WELLS * FOURTH CIRCUIT * STATE OF LOUISIANA * * ******* LOMBARD, J., DISSENTS, The defendant’s child support obligation arises out of a consent judgment entered in a child support proceeding in Jefferson Parish. Likewise, the civil judgment of 2015 (finding that the defendant’s arrears in child support exceeded $15,000) was entered in Jefferson Parish. Based on this, the district court found that jurisdiction was proper in Jefferson Parish and quashed the bill of information filed by the Orleans Parish District Attorney. This determination was within the district court’s discretionary authority and, accordingly, I respectfully dissent from the majority decision to vacate the district court judgment.