St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 47 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Huey Bertrand, Jr., 35, 29644 South Palmetto Street, Walker, LA was arrested on July 24, 2017 at 11:15 am for possession of Schedule I (heroin). A deputy responded to the Fairview Treatment Center after receiving a complaint of illegal drugs at the business. The deputy learned from the complainant that a small plastic baggie containing suspected illegal drugs was found and that the illegal substance belonged to Bertrand. The deputy examined the substance and found that it was a small amount of heroin. The deputy spoke with Bertrand who admitted that the illegal drug was his. Bertrand was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Jennifer McKaskle, 33, 807 Guidroz Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on July 24, 2017 at 11:39 am on 2 warrants from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office for 10 counts each of pornography involving juveniles. Detectives of the Criminal Investigation Section assisted the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office in serving the warrants. Detectives located McKaskle at her residence, took her into custody on the warrants, and transported her to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. McKaskle was released on a $10,000 personal surety bond.
Melissa Thomas, 38, 217 Mars Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on July 24, 2017 at 8:17 pm for disturbing the peace (intoxication). While the deputy was speaking to the subjects involved, Thomas began yelling at one of the subjects in the parking lot causing a disturbance. The deputy repeatedly ordered Thomas to leave the area. Thomas refused. She was released on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.
Anthony Brooks, 37, 125 Chandra Lane, Centerville, LA was arrested on July 24, 2017 at 9 :10 pm for attempted aggravated arson. Deputies responded to a report of possible arson at a residence on Chandra Lane in Centerville. Deputies entered the residence, smelled the strong odor of gasoline, and escorted several subjects, including juveniles, out of the home for their safety. The Centerville Volunteer Fire Department also responded and used ventilation fans to help remove the fumes from the residence. Through investigation, deputies found evidence that Brooks poured gasoline onto the kitchen floor and then held a burning piece of paper over the gas while making threats to burn the house down. Brooks was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Quijakius Johnson, 35, 2426 Apple Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on July 25, 2017 at 9:43 pm for the following offenses:
- Improper lane usage
- Obstruction of justice
- Possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Resisting an officer
A deputy patrolling US Highway 90 in Berwick observed a vehicle driving onto the shoulder of the roadway and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy identified the driver as Johnson. While speaking with him, the deputy received consent to search the vehicle and located synthetic cannabinoids. Johnson then attempted to flee on foot but was detained by the deputy. Johnson continued to attempt to pull away from the deputy several times. During the traffic stop investigation, the deputy found evidence that Johnson ate some of the synthetic drugs. Johnson was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. After being released from the medical center, Johnson was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that the Narcotics Section made the following arrests:
Michael Williams, 53, 407 Cypress Lane, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on July 24, 2017 at 6:06 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and improper lane usage. Detectives of the Narcotics Section patrolling Four Corners observed a vehicle crossing over the center line of US Highway 90 and conducted a traffic stop. Detectives identified the driver as Williams. While speaking with him, detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located a marijuana cigarette. Williams was released on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.
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