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11/07/2017

Arrest Report - November 7, 2017

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

 

NARCOTICS SECTION 

Franklin Pearce, III, 32, 903 Duke Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on November 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm for the following offenses:

  • Aggravated flight from an officer
  • Aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce
  • Resisting an officer by force
  • Proper equipment required on a motor vehicle
  • Improper lane usage
  • Improper display of license plate
  • Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute (over 28 grams)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Transactions involving drug proceeds
  • Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
  • Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of Schedule I drugs
  • Warrant from Morgan City Police for possession of Schedule I (marijuana)

Narcotics Section Investigtaion November 6, 2017.jpg

Narcotics detectives patrolling the Morgan City and Berwick area observed a vehicle with no side view mirrors and no visible license plate. Detectives also observed the vehicle crossing the centerline of the roadway on LA Highway 182 and Frontage Road in Berwick. Detectives initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the motorcycle failed to pull over accelerating back onto LA Highway 182 and then onto US Highway 90 where the vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed. Detectives followed the motorcycle and observed the driver nearly collide with several other vehicles on the roadway. Detectives stopped the motorcycle on US Highway 90 near Cotton Road. The driver, later identified as Pearce, fled on foot across the lanes of traffic. K-9 Buddy was deployed and apprehended Pearce who was arrested for the traffic violations. Continuing the investigation, detectives developed information that Pearce was in possession of illegal drugs. Detectives received consent to search the motorcycle and located methamphetamine and marijuana. The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $2,800. Pearce was also in possession of a small amount of cash suspected of being gained from the sale of illicit drugs. Several items of drug paraphernalia were also located during the investigation including a digital scale and plastic bags. Detectives also located the outstanding warrants for his arrest. Pearce was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Jessie Ellis, 28, 261 Prairie Road North, Franklin, LA was arrested on November 6, 2017 at 6:28 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).

Willie Vallet, 50, 170 Verdun Lane, Verdunville, LA was arrested on November 6, 2017 at 6:28 pm for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alfred Daniels, Jr., 55, 509 Tiger Lane, Franklin, LA was arrested on November 6, 2017 at 6:28 pm for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Narcotics detectives accompanied by Morgan City Police Department detectives and officers from the Franklin Police Department conducted a search warrant at a residence on Verdun Lane Detectives found Ellis in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Detectives also found a pipe used for smoking crack cocaine in Vallet’s pocket and another pipe used for smoking crack cocaine near Daniels. Following the investigation, Ellis, Vallet, and Daniels were released on summonses to appear in court February 7, 2018.

 

UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION 

Scott Authement, 41, 1222 Main Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on November 5, 2017 at 7:28 pm for possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine). A deputy responded to the Amelia Belle Casino in Amelia in reference to an illegal substance being located at the business. The deputy spoke with security personnel and collected evidence that Authement dropped a small plastic bag of methamphetamine to floor. Authement was transported to the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center for booking and was later released after posting a $1,000 bond. 

Dean Beranek, 31, 117 Burchfield Lane, Berwick, LA was arrested on November 6, 2017 at 1:59 am for disturbing the peace (fighting) and on a City Court of Morgan City warrant for failure to appear on the charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle. A deputy responded to a call for service about a disturbance in Amelia. While en route, the deputy observed a vehicle matching the description of one involved in the disturbance and stopped the pick-up truck just off LA Highway 182 in Amelia. The deputy identified the driver, Beranek, as one of the subjects involved in a confrontation. The deputy found evidence that Beranek struck a male victim in the face. The deputy also located the active warrant for his arrest and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Beranek was released on a $1,000 bond. 

Devon Marsh, 25,1048 Ciro Street, Siracusaville, LA was arrested on November 6, 2017 at 6:48 am for aggravated battery and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of marijuana. A deputy investigating a battery that occurred in Siracusaville on November 5, 2017 located Marsh at his residence. The deputy found evidence that Marsh repeatedly struck a female victim in the head and face. The victim was treated for injuries at a local hospital. The deputy also located the active warrant for Marsh. He was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

CORRECTIONS DIVISION 

Quinton Berard, 34, 1102 North University Street, Lafayette, LA was arrested on October 31, 2017 at 6:50 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of speeding and driving under suspension. A corrections deputy transported Berard from the Lafayette Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Berard was released on a $2,500 bond. 

Lynn Guidry, Jr., 28, 118 Fern Street, Thibodaux, LA was arrested on November 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. A corrections deputy transported Guidry from the Lafourche Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $7,500. 

Bryan Roy, II, 29, 1512 Cross Road #2, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on November 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm on 2 warrants, one for the charge of theft and the other for the charge of theft of goods. A corrections deputy transported Roy from the Calcasieu Parish jail 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

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