St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 46 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Tommy Harding, Jr., 28, 137 Friendship Alley, Amelia, LA was arrested on July 25, 2017 at 5:10 pm for attempted aggravated arson. Deputies investigating a complaint of a fight that occurred on Friendship Alley in Amelia developed information that Harding threatened to commit physical harm on several victims at a residence. Deputies found evidence that Harding poured gasoline on window air conditioning unit and stated that he would burn the residence with the victims inside. Following the investigation, Harding was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Reginald Layton, 37, 309 Rod Lane, Baldwin, LA was arrested on July 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm for 3 counts of domestic abuse battery (child endangerment law). Deputies responded to a request to remove a subject from a residence in Baldwin. When deputies arrived, they observed Baldwin Police detaining a subject later identified as Layton. Through investigation, deputies found evidence that Layton started a physical altercation with a male victim inside the residence. During the encounter Layton pushed the victim and struck him in the face. 2 children witnessed the battery. Layton was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Anthony Brooks, 37, 125 Chandra Lane, Centerville, LA was arrested on July 25, 2017 at 9:30 pm for domestic abuse battery and resisting an officer. Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at the Plantation Inn off US Highway 90 in Bayou Vista. Deputies found evidence that Brooks took a female victim’s belongings from her vehicle and threw the items on the ground. Brooks then left the location. A deputy located Brooks traveling in his vehicle in the area and stopped him. Based on evidence collected in this investigation and a previous arrest, which can be read here, Brooks was charged with domestic abuse battery. During the arrest, Brooks pulled away from a deputy and fled into oncoming traffic on US Highway 90. Brooks was apprehended and 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 Hartfield, 52, 118 Dottie’s Lane, Lot 5, Ricohoc, LA was arrested on July 25, 2017 at 6:43 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute
- Possession of Schedule II (hydrocodone)
- Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax)
- Possession of a Legend Drug (carisoprodol) without a prescription
- Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Transactions involving drug proceeds
- Resisting an officer
- Possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance
Narcotics detectives conducted a search warrant at Hartfield’s residence. While being detained, Hartfield repeatedly attempted to pull away from detectives. Inside the residence, investigators found a bag of marijuana, methamphetamine, and various pills along with a digital scale, other items of drug paraphernalia, a shotgun, and $150 in cash. Through investigation, detectives found evidence that money was obtained from the sales of illegal drugs. Hartfield was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Daniel Miller, Jr., 28, 211 Cedar Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on July 25, 2017 at 7:26 pm for failing to properly signal a turn and possession of Schedule II (Norco). Narcotics detectives observed a vehicle fail to properly signal a turning maneuver from Cypremort Road in Four Corners and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, Miller, detectives observed a Norco pill in the center console of the vehicle. Miller admitted to detectives that he did not have a prescription for the drug. Miller was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. He was released on a $2,500 bond.
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