St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 30 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Russell Richard Jr, 51, 224 Collins St, Baldwin LA, was arrested on March 6, 2018 at 4:28pm on a warrant for failing to appear to court for a revocation hearing regarding the charge of simple battery. Richard Jr was also arrested on a warrant for 2nd-degree murder after St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives found evidence connecting him to a 2016 homicide in Baldwin. Richard Jr remains incarcerated at the parish jail. No bail is set.
Richard Ruelas, 26, 714 Highway 182, Bayou Vista LA, was arrested on March 6, 2018 at 3:46am for possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy assigned to the patrol section responded to a disturbance in Patterson. During the investigation, the deputy conducted a search and found drug paraphernalia belonging to Ruelas. Ruelas was arrested and later released on a summons to appear in court on May 10, 2018.
George March, 41, 2010 Highway 319, Cypremort Point LA, was arrested on March 6, 2018 at 8:58am for a warrant on charges of criminal trespass and disturbing the peace and a warrant on the charge of failure to notify law enforcement of change of address. March turned himself into to St. Mary Parish Warrant Section in Franklin. He was arrested and transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bail is set.
Derek Gaskins, 37, 151 Friendship Alley, Amelia LA, was arrested on March 6, 2018 at 5:14pm for a warrant on the charge of manufacturing a schedule II narcotic (crack cocaine). The warrant stems from a previous investigation concerning illegal narcotic activity.
Narcotics Detectives patrolling the Amelia area initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Gaskins. Gaskins was subsequently arrested on the warrant. He was transported to the jail for booking and incarceration. No bail is set.
Charlie Williams Jr, 39, 6141 79-Pines Lane Lot 8, Bayou Vista LA, was arrested on March 6, 2018 at 6:35pm for the following:
- - A warrant on charges of Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- - A warrant on the charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor.
Both warrants stem from previous investigations concerning illegal drug activity. St. Mary Parish Narcotics Detectives located Williams at his residence and arrested him. He was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville for booking and incarceration. No bail is set.
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St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office