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08/11/2017

Suspect in Texas Child Sex Abuse Case Arrested in Verdunville with Assistance from Morgan City Police - Arrest Report - August 11, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 40 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

Kevin Smith, Jr., 22, 10075 Highway 182, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on August 10, 2017 at 2 :59 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of unlawful use of ID to gain access to a gaming establishment and on a warrant for failure to appear on 2 counts of simple battery. A correctional officer transported Smith from the Iberia Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking on the warrants. Smith was released on a $5,000.

 

Kenneth Francis, 41, 140 Mill Road, Patterson, LA was arrested on August 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm on the following warrants:

  • Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of failure to provide notice as a sex offender
  • Warrant for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation

Francis is also being detained on a Harris County, TX warrant for continuous sexual abuse of a child. Morgan City Police provided information to Sheriff's Office detectives regarding the Texas warrant. Detectives located Francis at a residence in Verdunville. Francis was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Jonathan Borne, 34, 106 Southeast Boulevard #6, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 10, 2017 at 5:09 pm for illegal possession of stolen things. A deputy patrolling the Ricohoc area located a truck that had been reported stolen from Morgan City. The deputy observed the truck on Ricohoc Drive that matched the be on the lookout (BOLO) information provided by the Morgan City Police Department. The deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Borne. After speaking with him about the vehicle, the deputy transported Borne to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Terrance Davis, 34, 226 Mitchell Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on August 11, 2017 at 9:33 pm for the following offenses:

  • Speeding
  • No motor vehicle insurance
  • Operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license
  • Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)

A deputy conducting traffic enforcement on Irish Bend Road observed a vehicle traveling 40 miles per hour in a posted 25 miles per hour zone and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy identified the driver as Davis. While speaking with him, the deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy received consent to search the car and located pieces of marijuana on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The deputy also found that Davis was driving the vehicle with a suspended license and without insurance. Davis was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Davis was released on a $3,500 bond.

 

Leo Green, Jr., 52, 168 Verdun Lane, Franklin, LA was arrested on August 10, 2017 at 9:25 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. A deputy stopped to assist a stranded motorist on US Highway 90 in Patterson. The deputy identified the driver as Green and located the active warrant for his arrest. Green was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $5,122.57.

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

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