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Arrest Report - December 14, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 24 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION

 

Kel’lisha Daniels, 19, 472 Verdun Lane, Verdunville, LA was arrested on December 12, 2017 at 7:11 pm for hit-and-run driving. A deputy investigated a hit and run crash that occurred in the parking lot of a business off LA Highway 182 in Centerville on December 2, 2017. The deputy developed information that Daniels was involved in the incident and subsequently collected evidence that Daniels struck another vehicle with the SUV she was driving and left the scene. Daniels was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Daniels was released on a $1,000 bond.

 

 

NARCOTICS SECTION

 

Chance Boudreaux, 23, 400 Railroad Avenue, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm for the following offenses:

Improper lane usage Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute Possession of Schedule II (oxycodone) with intent to distribute Possession of Schedule IV (clonazepam) with intent to distribute Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance Possession of drug paraphernalia Obstruction of justice Expired driver’s license Possession of counterfeit controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute

 

Heather Merritt, 20, 412 Pine Street, Mamou, LA was arrested on December 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm for the following offenses:

Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) Possession of Schedule II (oxycodone) Possession of Schedule IV (clonazepam) Obstruction of justice Possession of drug paraphernalia Possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance

Narcotics detectives patrolling Amelia observed a vehicle cross the center line of Duhon Bypass Road and drive in the middle of the roadway. Detectives conducted a traffic stop and identified Boudreaux as the driver and Merritt as a passenger. While speaking with the occupants, detectives smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. During a search of the vehicle and the occupants, detectives located methamphetamine, pills, a handgun, and drug related paraphernalia. Through investigation, detectives collected evidence that Boudreaux was selling the drugs. Detectives also found that some of the suspected methamphetamine was fake and that Boudreaux intended to sell it as real methamphetamine. Boudreaux and Merritt were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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Arrest Report - December 13, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 42 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION

 

Michael Forristal, 45, 202 South Railroad Avenue, Morgan City, LA was arrested on December 12, 2017 at 11:05 am for 2 counts of theft and 2 counts of criminal trespass.

 

Jim Businelle, 58, 202 South Railroad Avenue, Morgan City, LA was arrested on December 12, 2017 at 11:05 am for 7 counts of theft and 7 counts of criminal trespass.

 

A deputy investigated complaints of trespassing and theft at a business in the Siracusa area and identified 2 suspects as Forristal and Businelle. The deputy collected evidence that the 2 men entered onto the business property and stole scrap metal on multiple occasions. The deputy located Forristal and Businelle at their residence. They were subsequently transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Trinity Todd, 22, 3578 Second Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 12, 2017 at 7:55 pm on 2 City Court of Morgan City warrants for failure to appear on the charges of simple battery (involving domestic violence) and contempt of court. A deputy investigating a complaint of a disturbance in Amelia conducted a traffic stop on Lake Palourde Road on a vehicle matching the description of a subject involved. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the deputy found that the passenger, Todd, had active warrants for her arrest. Todd was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Clinton Williams, 53, 131 Rizzo Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 12, 2017 at 11:48 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges or operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and no seat belt and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of littering and outdoor burning violation. A deputy located Williams on Northwest Boulevard in Franklin on the warrants and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $3,000.

 

James Bailey, Jr., 23, 110 Railroad Avenue, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 13, 2017 at 12:54 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal damage to property. A deputy patrolling Bayou Vista observed a vehicle on LA Highway 182 with one working headlight and one working brake light. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, identified the driver as Bailey, and located the active warrant for his arrest. Bailey was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Sean Ferrell, 37, 313 Venus Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on December 13, 2017 at 4:26 am for reckless operation of a motor vehicle, operating vehicle while intoxicated, and driver must be licensed. A deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through the parking lot of a business in Bayou Vista. The deputy then observed the vehicle turn and accelerate to a high rate of speed on Venus Road. The deputy conducted a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, Ferrell, the deputy smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. After observing other signs of intoxication, the deputy performed a standardized field sobriety test. Ferrell conducted the test poorly. He was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $3,250.

 

NARCOTICS SECTION

 

Kelly McMinn, 21, 6607 Hoper Drive, Houston, TX was arrested on December 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm for the following offenses:

Turning movements and required signals violation Driver must be licensed Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of Schedule I drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of speeding

Narcotics detectives patrolling the Patterson area observed a vehicle fail to properly signal turns onto St. Peter Street and US Highway 90. Detectives conducted a traffic stop, spoke with the driver who was identified as McMinn, and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During the subsequent investigation, detectives located marijuana on McMinn’s person. Detectives also found that she was operating the vehicle without a driver’s license. McMinn was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. During booking, a correctional deputy located the active warrants for her arrest. No bail is set.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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Arrest Report - December 12, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 41 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION

 

Brandi Lacoste, 34, 501 Saint Peter Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 11, 2017 at 3:21 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of hydrocodone, failure to signal, and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy located Lacoste at her residence on the warrant and transported her to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $15,000.

 

NARCOTICS SECTION

 

Ashley Jones, 32, 417 Bowman Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on December 11, 2017 at 6:42 pm for turning movements and required signals violation, child passenger restraint system required, and possession of Schedule IV (Xanax).

 

Jina Mingo, 52, 409 Bowman Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on December 11, 2017 at 6:42 pm for resisting an officer (giving false information) and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft.

 

Narcotics detectives conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Fifth and Everett Streets in Morgan City after observing the driver fail to signal a turn. Detectives identified the driver as Jones and a passenger as Mingo. They also observed a toddler in the vehicle who was not in a child safety seat. While speaking with Jones, detectives observed a pill bottle in her purse and found that it contained a Xanax pill. Jones was unable to provide a prescription for the drug. Mingo attempted to give detectives false information about her identity. After positively identifying Mingo, detectives located the active warrant for her arrest. Jones and Mingo were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

CORRECTIONS DIVISION

 

Sharon Gauthier, 57, 914 Main Street #1403, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of resisting an officer and disturbing the peace (offensive language). During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional deputy located the active warrant for Gauthier’s arrest. Gauthier was released on a $1,500 bond.

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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Arrest Report - December 11, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 96-hour weekend reporting period (Thursday-Sunday), the Sheriff’s Office responded to 170 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

 

UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION

 

Frank Rock, Jr., 30, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 7, 2017 at 8:28 am for remaining where forbidden and possession of Schedule I (marijuana). A deputy responding to a complaint of trespassing in the Patterson area, located Rock inside a residence that he had previously been told to vacate. The deputy also located marijuana inside the residence. Rock was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $2,500.

 

Juvenile male, 13, Baldwin, LA was arrested on December 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm for simple battery and criminal damage to property. A deputy responded to a call for service from Glencoe Charter School regarding a disturbance. During the course of the investigation, the deputy found evidence that a juvenile male struck another student while in the cafeteria. The juvenile was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.

 

Quincy Jones, 31, 418 LA Highway 318, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm for battery of a police officer. A deputy investigating a suspicious vehicle at a business in the Jeanerette area identified Jones as the driver. When the deputy approached Jones, who was coming out of the business, Jones fled to the vehicle. The deputy followed on foot. Jones struck the deputy in the face as he attempted to drive away from the area. Following the initial investigation, Jones was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $2,500.

 

Kyle Darden, 20, 308 Flattown Road, Charenton, LA was arrested on December 9, 2017 at 1:02 am for disturbing the peace (intoxicated). A deputy responded to a call for service regarding trespassing at a residence in Centerville. The deputy located the suspect, identified him as Darden, and smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. After speaking with the subjects involved, Darden was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $750.

 

Jerry Carscaden, 32, 20380 LA Highway 182, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on December 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm for violation of the parish animal ordinance. A deputy investigating a single vehicle crash in Sorrel on LA Highway 182 found that the driver had struck a horse that was loose in the roadway. The deputy identified the owner of the animal as Carscaden. Carscaden was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

CORRECTIONS DIVISION

 

Jonathan Brown, Sr., 58, 403 Clarke Road, Lot #1, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on December 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and disturbing the peace (offensive language). During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional deputy located the active warrant for Brown’s arrest. No bail is set.

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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Arrest Report - December 7, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 34 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

 

CORRECTIONS DIVISION

 

Amy Benoit, 28, 100 Moffat Court, Morgan City, LA was arrested on December 6, 2017 at 9:21 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of Xanax, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and soliciting for prostitution. During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional deputy located the active warrant for Benoit’s arrest. Bail is set at $10,000.

 

Herbert Brown, 35, 618 Seventy 9 Pines Lane, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 12:33 pm on a 2013 warrant for no headlights and resisting an officer. During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional deputy located the active warrant for Brown’s arrest. The warrant was issued as the result of a traffic stop on LA Highway 182 in Bayou Vista. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Brown, fled on foot. Bail on the warrant is set at $5,000.

 

 

UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION

 

Troy Duplantis, 37, 5401 West Main Street, Houma, LA was arrested on December 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm for improper lane usage, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, and on a Lafourche Parish warrant for failure to appear on the charges of reckless operation of a vehicle, driving under suspension, and switched license plates. A deputy investigating a single vehicle crash on Freetown Road in Glencoe found that Duplantis drove off the roadway. The deputy also found that Duplantis was driving with a suspended license and located the active warrant for his arrest. Duplantis was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking on the warrant. No bail is set.

 

Ronnika Boyd, 23, 1401 Hickory Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 6, 2017 at 5:25 pm for theft of goods. A deputy investigating a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista collected evidence that Boyd took merchandise from the store without paying for it. Boyd was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

 

NARCOTICS SECTION

 

Richard Barrick, III, 36, 607 Egle Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on December 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm on a warrant for failure to appear for a drug court status conference and failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court. Narcotics detectives located Barrick at his residence on the warrant. Barrick was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Jimmy Businelle, 58, 733 Versen Lane, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm on a warrant for possession of Schedule IV (Xanax). The warrant was issued following a Narcotics Section investigation into illegal drug activity on Versen Lane in Berwick. In September, with the assistance of Berwick Police officers, detectives conducted a search warrant at Businelle’s residence and located Xanax his bedroom. Businelle was unable to provide a prescription for the drug. Narcotics detectives located Businelle at his residence on the warrant. Businelle was transported to the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $1,000.

 

Christopher Martin, 31, 3510 Second Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 6, 2017 at 6:29 pm on 2 warrants for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court. Narcotics detectives located Martin at his residence on the warrants. Martin was transported to the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $200,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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Hunter Education Classroom Course Set for January

A 10-hour hunter education classroom course will be taught at the Bayou Vista Community Center on Sunday, January 7, 2018.  The class will be held from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. The class will leave the community center and go to the St. Mary Sheriff’s Shooting Range in Franklin for the final portion of the course. Register online at https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/114079.

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/

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Cleaning Supply Drive to Benefit St. Mary Council on Aging

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is hosting a cleaning supply drive to benefit the senior citizens of our communities through the St. Mary Council on Aging. According to St. Mary Council on Aging Director, Beverly Domengeaux, many of the senior citizens who live in our parish are unable to afford the cost of cleaning supplies.

 

We invite you to join us in our effort to fill this need for the seniors of our communities this holiday season. Cleaning supplies may be given to any St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy or dropped off at either St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin on the 4th floor of the St. Mary Parish Courthouse or in Morgan City at 1455 Railroad Avenue. The drive will end on December 20, 2017 when the supplies will be delivered to the St. Mary Council on Aging to be given to senior citizens in need.  

 

Items being collected include all types of cleaning products such as: Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, All Purpose Cleaners, Bleach, Window Cleaner, Disinfectant Wipes, Trash Bags, Paper Towels, Mops, Brooms and Dust Pans, Buckets, Toilet Brushes, Disinfectant Spray, Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, Floor Cleaner, Dish Towels    

 

  

Donation box at the branch office in Morgan City, dispatcher Deputy Tammy Spencer waves in the background

 

                 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

 

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Arrest Report - December 6, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 44 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

 

UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION

 

Chad Toups, 43, 116 Dorris Street, Amelia, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 9:10 am for criminal trespass. A deputy observed a male subject walking on the train tracks in Amelia. As the deputy approached, the subject fled from the area. The deputy later located the subject, identified as Toups, on Friendship Alley. Toups was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $1,000.

 

McKinley Jordan, 66, 519 Big Four Corners Road, Four Corners, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm for the following offenses:

Resisting an officer with force or violence Resisting an officer by giving false information Bicycle equipment required for night operation Battery on a police officer Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia

A deputy observed a male subject riding a bicycle on Cypremort Road in Ashton at night with no lights or reflectors and stopped to speak with him. The subject gave the deputy a false name. The deputy recognized the subject as Jordan and knew of an active warrant for his arrest. As the deputy worked to detain him, Jordan pulled away and struck the deputy multiple times. Another deputy arrived on scene and Jordan was apprehended. Following the investigation, Jordan was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set.

 

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION (DETECTIVES)

 

Sonya Jones, 49, 105 Coulee Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm for theft. Detectives investigating a report of theft by the Town of Baldwin found evidence that Jones, an employee of the town, took $300 in cash from a money bag. Jones was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

NARCOTICS SECTION

 

Derrick Kelly, 23, 7810 LA Highway 182, Centerville, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana), possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and obstruction of justice. Narcotics detectives investigating possible illegal drug activity made contact with Kelly who was in a vehicle parked in a parking lot off LA Highway 182 in Morgan City. Detectives smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and Kelly. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, detectives located a handgun. While speaking with Kelly, a detective observed him drop a bag of marijuana to the ground. Kelly was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Kelly was released in a $7,500 bond.

 

Brian Henderson, 34, 736 Utah Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 6:44 pm for the following offenses:

Resisting an officer Obstruction of justice Possession of Schedule I (heroin) Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute (over 28 grams) Possession of drug paraphernalia Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone) Possession of counterfeit controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute (over 28 grams) Criminal trespass Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor

 

Harold Henderson, Sr., 69, 736 Utah Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 5:41 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).

 

The Berwick Police Department and St. Mary Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Section conducted a joint investigation into illegal drug activity on Utah Street in Berwick. When Berwick Police officers responded to a separate complaint at B. Henderson’s residence, he fled on foot running through several yards. Narcotics detectives pursued B. Henderson on foot and observed him discard a plastic bag containing heroin. Detectives apprehended B. Henderson and recovered 2 plastic bags containing heroin and a marijuana cigarette along the path where B. Henderson fled. During a search of B. Henderson’s residence and a secondary location on Utah Street, investigators located heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and Epsom salt. Detectives collected evidence that B. Henderson was selling the illegal drugs and selling the Epsom salt as methamphetamine. Detectives found a marijuana cigarette in H. Henderson’s room. There were 2 juveniles present at the residence at the time the drugs were located. The residence is within 2,000 feet of a church. Investigators also located an active warrant for B. Henderson for parole violation. B. Henderson was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set. H. Henderson was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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Arrest Report - December 5, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 38 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

 

UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION

 

Claiborne Sauce, 47, 117 Taryn Lane, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 10:50 am for aggravated second degree battery. Deputies responded to a call for service at a residence in Ricohoc where a battery had occurred. While speaking to the subjects involved, deputies found evidence that Sauce struck a male victim in the head with an angle grinder during an argument. The victim sustained a cut to his head. Acadian Ambulance Services transported the victim to Teche Regional Medical Center where he was treated for the injury. Sauce was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Mary Stansberry, 70, 319 Verdun Lane, Verdunville, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 3:39 pm for speeding and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy monitoring traffic on LA Highway 182 in the Centerville area observed a vehicle speeding 60 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Stansberry. While speaking with her, the deputy found that she was driving the vehicle with a suspended license. Stansberry was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

 

NARCOTICS SECTION

 

Cameron Nicholas, 20, 200 Theater Street, Lafayette, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm for reckless operation of a vehicle. Narcotics detectives patrolling the Patterson area observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on LA Highway 182 near Foxglove Drive. Detectives then observed the vehicle following too closely to another motorist before turning onto Becky Drive and continuing at a high rate of speed above the posted speed limit in the residential area. Detectives stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Nicholas. Following the traffic stop investigation, Nicholas was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

Malcolm Smith, 31, 1703 Fern Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 6:33 pm for the following offenses:

Possession of Schedule II (crack cocaine) Resisting an officer Disturbing the peace (intoxicated) Obstruction of justice Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)

Narcotics detectives working on Orange Street in Morgan City heard Smith yelling and cursing. Detectives also observed that Smith was stumbling as he walked and slurring his speech. Detectives then saw Smith pull a bag from his pocket and drop it behind a garbage can. Detectives retrieved the bag and found that it contained crack cocaine. As a detective worked to detain Smith, he pulled away and attempted to strike the detective. The illegal drug was located near an elementary school within a posted drug free zone. Smith was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

 

WARRANTS SECTION

 

Jose Mireles, 24, 3127 3rd Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of domestic abuse battery. A deputy assigned to the Warrant Section located Mireles at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin on the warrant. Mireles was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $5,000.

 

 

CORRECTIONS DIVISION

 

Please note that the following arrest was made on December 1, 2017.

 

Kimber Thompson, 30, 375 Pacific Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 1, 2017 at 11:33 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of marijuana, possession of amphetamine, violation of uniform CDS law in a drug free zone, possession or distribution of CDS in presence of persons under 17, child desertion, and possession of drug paraphernalia. During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a corrections deputy located the active warrant for Thompson’s arrest.

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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Arrest Report - December 4, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 72-hour weekend reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 148 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

NARCOTICS SECTION

 

Michael Jack, 45, 1146 Highway 83, Ashton, LA was arrested on December 1, 2017 at 6:42 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana). A narcotics detective observed Jack walking in the middle of Orphan Home Road in Baldwin. While speaking with Jack, the detective found that he was in possession of 2 bags of marijuana. Jack was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

Landon Rodriguez, 37, 313 Saturn Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on December 1, 2017 at 12:34 pm for theft and possession of Schedule II (suboxone). A narcotics detective responded to a call for service from a business in Bayou Vista regarding a suspicious subject. The detective made contact with the subject, identified him as Rodriguez, and found evidence that he was attempting to leave the store without paying for an item. The detective received consent to search Rodriguez and located a suboxone strip. Rodriguez was unable to provide a prescription for the drug. He was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Rodriguez was released on a $2,250 bond.

 

Lennis Paray, 33, 3707 Fourth Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm on a warrant for failure to appear for a drug court status conference and failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court. Narcotics detectives located Paray on Fourth Street Berwick on the warrant and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $100,000.

 

Blaise Crane, 23, 866 Verdunville Road, Verdunville, LA was arrested on December 1, 2017 at 5:13 pm for possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids), possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstruction of justice. Narcotics detectives patrolling the Franklin area observed a vehicle fail to come to a complete stop at the intersection of Iberia and Third Streets. Detectives conducted a traffic stop. As the vehicle came to a stop, detectives observed a passenger reaching his hand down into the center console and passenger seat area. Detectives made contact with the passenger and identified him as Crane. During the investigation, detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located synthetic cannabinoids in the area where Crane was reaching. Detectives also located a synthetic cannabinoid cigarette belonging to Crane. He was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Christian Businelle, 50, 733 Versen Lane, Berwick, LA was additionally charged on December 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm on a warrant for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute. Businelle was already incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. The warrant was issued following a Narcotics Section investigation into illegal drug activity on Versen Lane in Berwick. In September, with the assistance of Berwick Police officers, detectives conducted a search warrant at Businelle’s residence and located bags of crystal methamphetamine and marijuana. Detectives also found evidence that Businelle sold methamphetamine. No bail is set.

 

 

UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION

 

Calab Mitchell, 21, 216 Cedar Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm for reckless operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of direct contempt, careless operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to honor written promise to appear. A deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed down Northwest Boulevard in Franklin. The deputy then observed the vehicle speeding into the parking lot of a business. The deputy stopped the driver and identified him as Mitchell. During the traffic stop investigation, the deputy found that Mitchell had an active warrant for his arrest and that he was driving the vehicle with a suspended license. Mitchell was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. He was released on a $1,875 bond.

 

Brontre Druilhet, 26, 243 Easy Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 2, 2017 at 1:29 am for turning movements and required signals violation and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy patrolling Baldwin observed a vehicle fail to use a turn signal on Branch Street and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy spoke with Druilhet, the driver, and found that his license was suspended. Druilhet was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

Clarence Colbert, Jr., 47, 104 Haven Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on December 2, 2017 at 2:39 am for possession of Schedule II (crack cocaine). A deputy investigating a vehicle that was stopped on Yokley Road made contact with a passenger inside and identified him as Colbert. The deputy received consent to search his person and located a piece of crack cocaine. Colbert was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Sally Taylor, 56, 3023 Allison Street Lot B, Morgan City, LA was arrested on December 1, 2017 at 2:09 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of driving while intoxicated, 2nd offense. A deputy responding to a separate complaint on Two Sisters Court in Bayou Vista came into contact with Taylor and located the active warrant for her arrest. Taylor was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Luis Garcia, 34, 101 Willowbend Lane, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm for theft. A deputy responded to a call for service from a business in Bayou Vista regarding shoplifting. The deputy located a subject matching the description of the suspect at a nearby business. The subject was identified as Garcia. Through the course of the investigation, the deputy collected evidence that Garcia left the store without paying for an item. Garcia was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

Charles Lodrigue, III, 38, 105 Bridge Road, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 3, 2017 at 7:54 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge domestic abuse battery (strangulation). A deputy located Lodrigue at his residence on the warrant and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $10,000.

 

Devante Burden, 25, 1158 LA Highway 83, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 2, 2017 at 11:45 pm for simple battery and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. A deputy responded to a call for service regarding a disturbance at a residence on LA Highway 83. A Baldwin Police officer also responded to assist. The deputy found evidence that Burden struck a female victim in the chest during an argument with another subject. Burden then left the area. While searching for him, the deputy learned that Burden had entered into a home without the resident’s permission. The deputy located Burden at the residence and took him into custody. Burden was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Djuan Johnson, 37, 134 Gibbs Road, Four Corners, LA was arrested on December 3, 2017 at 9:32 pm for stop sign violation and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy patrolling the Baldwin area observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of the US Highway 90 off ramp and LA Highway 83 in Baldwin. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver, Johnson, had a suspended license. Johnson was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

Brannon Romero, 37, 8074 Scoop Road, Maurice, LA was arrested on December 2, 2017 at 6:34 am for the following offenses:

Careless operation of a motor vehicle Criminal damage to property Possession of (open) alcoholic containers in motor vehicles Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license

A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle crash on LA Highway 317 near Burns Point. The deputy located the vehicle involved in the crash and identified the driver as Romero. The deputy observed an open container of beer inside the vehicle and also found that Romero had struck and damaged a traffic sign. The deputy also discovered that Romero was driving with a suspended license. Romero was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. He was released on a $2,500 bond.

 

Tina Ordoyne, 38, 909 4th Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on December 2, 2017 at 11:20 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft of goods. A deputy responding to a complaint on Lagonda Road in Bayou Vista came into contact with Ordoyne and located the active warrant for her arrest. Ordoyne was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Jessica Bourgeois, 37, 821 Two Brothers Lane, Amelia, LA was arrested on December 2, 2017 at 5:55 pm for leash law violation. A deputy responded to a complaint of a dog running loose in Amelia. The deputy collected evidence that Bourgeois’ dog ran into the street and chased a male juvenile. Bourgeois was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

Huey Comeaux, II, 30, 190 Beadle Street, Amelia, LA was arrested on December 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm for the following offenses:

Battery of a dating partner 2 counts criminal damage to property Aggravated assault

Deputies responded to a report of a battery that occurred at a residence in Amelia. Deputies learned that Comeaux, the suspect in the battery, had fled the area. The K-9 Unit responded to the scene. K-9 Buddy was deployed and indicated the direction Comeaux fled. Deputies located Comeaux hiding beneath an unoccupied residence. Deputies collected evidence that Comeaux bit a female victim during an argument and threatened another victim. Comeaux also damaged a cell phone and door. He was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Heather Welch, 26, 205 Jones Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy found evidence that Welch concealed items from the shelves in her purse and intended to leave the store without paying for the goods. Welch was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.

 

 

CORRECTIONS DIVISION

 

Rodrick Bennett, 46, 519 Vaughn Alley, Patterson, LA was additionally charged on December 2, 2017 at 8:28 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. Bennett was already incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. A corrections deputy located the active warrant and booked Bennett on the charge. No bail is set.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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