St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 43 complaints and reports the following arrests:
UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION
Clyde Phillips, 60, 204 Mechanic Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 12:37 am for driving while intoxicated and improper lane usage. A deputy patrolling the area of Franklin observed a vehicle cross the fog line and travel on the shoulder of Highway 182. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver who was identified as Phillips. While speaking with Phillips, the deputy smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from his person and also noticed that he slurred his speech. Phillips refused standardized field sobriety. Phillips was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Phillips was released on recognizance.
Wade White, 24, 1320 Nebraska Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2:23 am on the following charges:
- Simple Battery
- Public intimidation of a public official
- False personation of a peace officer
A deputy patrolling the area of Amelia responded to a local business for a physical altercation. Through the course of the investigation, the deputy learned that White demanded money from the victim in exchange for information. The deputy also found evidence that White became irate and struck the victim. While en route to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, White referred to himself as a federal agent and threatened the deputy’s job. White was transported to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for booking. No bail is set.
Jarret Williams, 40, 1317 Second Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 4:26 pm for possession of Schedule I and possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics detectives responded to a disturbance at a business in Bayou Vista. Detectives made contact with one of the persons involved who identified himself as Williams. While securing Williams’ vehicle, detectives smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Detectives obtained consent to search the vehicle and located a burnt marijuana cigarette and items used as drug paraphernalia. Williams was released on a summons to appear in court on February 7, 2018.
Aaron Lightfoot Sr., 29, 506 Ninth Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:56 pm for the following offenses:
- Failure to signal 100 feet prior to an intersection
- No license plate light
- Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax)
- Obstruction of justice
- Resisting a police officer with force or violence
- Driving under suspension
Jessica Trahan, 31, 15189 Highway 182, Franklin, LA was arrested on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm for the following offenses:
- Distribution of Schedule IV (Xanax)
- Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax) with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids)
Narcotics detectives patrolling the area of Franklin observed a vehicle fail to signal prior to arriving at the intersection of Iberia and Darce Street. Detectives also noticed that the vehicle did not have a functioning license plate light. Detectives conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver who was identified as Lightfoot, and a passenger who was identified as Trahan. Detectives also learned that Lightfoot was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. While speaking with Lightfoot, detectives observed him place two pills into his mouth. Lightfoot refused to follow commands given by detectives, and forcefully pushed away when being detained. During a search of the vehicle, detectives located a burnt marijuana cigarette and a syringe where Trahan was seated. Detectives obtained consent to search Trahan’s person and located a pill bottle containing Xanax. Both Lightfoot and Trahan were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Lightfoot was released on a $9,000 bond. No bail is set for Trahan.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office