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01/12/2015

Arrest Report - January 12, 2015

According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 72 hour weekend reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 93 complaints and reports the following arrests:
 

Jared Cowart, 29, 3187 Highway 87, Franklin, LA was additionally charged on January 9, 2015 at 8:20 am on a warrant for residential contractor fraud. A detective launched an investigation into a complaint of home improvement fraud in late December. The victim stated that Cowart was hired to do electrical work at a residence in Franklin in September but failed to perform the job. During the course of the investigation, the detective determined that Cowart took over $2,000 from the victim with no intention of performing the work. Cowart, who was already incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, was booked on the warrant. No bail is set.

 

George Thomas, 52, 137 Friendship Alley, Amelia, LA was arrested on January 9, 2015 at 11:06 am for the following offenses:

- Warrant for failure to appear on the charges of failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and drivers license restriction violation

- Warrant for failure to appear on the charges of no insurance, expired inspection sticker, and no license plate

A deputy assigned to patrol the Amelia area made contact with Thomas at his residence and learned of the active warrants for his arrest. The deputy released Thomas on a summons to appear in court on April 7, 2015.

 

Deidra Martin, 41, 195 Lacey Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on January 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm on a warrant for simple battery. Martin turned herself in at the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center after learning of the active warrant for her arrest. Martin was later released on a $500 bond.

 

Juvenile female, 16, Centerville, LA was arrested on January 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm for ungovernable juvenile. A school resource officer located the juvenile in Charenton after receiving the complaint. The juvenile was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings. 

 

Kendall R. Banks, 19, 302 Carol Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on January 9, 2015 at 4:34 pm on a warrant for domestic abuse battery and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft. Banks turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City after learning of the active warrants for his arrest. The warrant for domestic abuse battery stems from an investigation into a report of domestic abuse at a residence on Carol Road. The deputy determined that Banks grabbed a female victim by the neck and shoved her. A deputy transported Banks to the parish jail for booking. Banks was later released on a $12,500 bond.

 

John N. Crappell, 41, 606 Teche Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on January 9, 2015 at 5:16 pm for domestic abuse battery.

Billy W. Crappell, 60, 606 Teche Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on January 9, 2015 at 5:16 pm for domestic abuse battery.

A deputy responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a residence on Teche Road and made contact with father and son, Billy and John Crappell. During the course of the investigation, the deputy determined that B. Crappell slapped a female victim in the face during an argument. The physical altercation continued when J. Crappell hit B. Crappell in the head multiple times with his fist. Both subjects were transported to the parish jail for booking and were later released on $2,500 bonds.

 

Esmin M. Portillo-Sauzo, 27, 1015 Third Street Apt. #42, Morgan City, LA was arrested on January 10, 2015 at 1:10 am for driving while intoxicated, open container of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles, and no drivers license. A deputy responding to a report of a reckless driver located and stopped the suspect vehicle on near Clines Lane in Amelia. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Portillo-Sauzo, and smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and person. The deputy also observed two open bottles of beer inside the vehicle. During the course of the traffic stop investigation, the deputy conducted a field sobriety test on which Portillo-Sauzo performed poorly. Portillo-Sauzo later registered a 0.223g% blood alcohol concentration on a breath test. The deputy transported Portillo-Sauzo to the parish jail. No bail is set.

 

Joshua Navy, 27, 269 Verdun Lane Lot #1, Verdunville, LA was arrested on January 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm for resisting arrest and on a warrant for domestic abuse battery (strangulation and child present).

Valerie D. Navy, 26 269 Verdun Lane, Verdunville, LA was arrested on January 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm for obstruction of justice and on a warrant for theft of goods.

Deputies located J. Navy at his residence on Verdun Lane on the warrant. During his arrest, J. Navy repeatedly refused deputies orders to get into the police unit. Following J. Navy’s arrest, deputies requested V. Navy’s information in order to subpoena cell phone video she recorded during the incident. V. Navy, J. Navy’s sister, then attempted to flee into the residence hiding the evidence on her person. As deputies apprehended V. Navy, she threw the phone to another subject at the residence. That subject turned the evidence over to deputies. During V. Navy’s arrest for obstruction of justice, deputies learned of an active warrant for her arrest for theft of goods. She was transported to the parish jail for booking. V. Navy was released on a $2,250 bond.

The warrant for J. Navy’s arrest on the charge of domestic abuse battery stems from an investigation into a report of domestic abuse that occurred at a residence in Siracusa on January 9, 2015. A deputy was dispatched to Teche Regional Medical Center to investigate the complaint. The deputy determined that J. Navy threatened to kill a female victim. He then grabbed the victim around the throat, dragged her through the residence, and threw her to the floor. J. Navy then repeatedly kicked the victim. The deputy observed the imprint of a hand on the victim’s neck in addition to other injuries. A 4 year old child witnessed the battery. Deputies transported J. Navy to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.

 

Maegan L. Gilkison, 18, 302 Carol Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on January 11, 2015 at 3:14 am for attempted possession of Schedule I (marijuana).

Kendall Banks, 19, 302 Carol Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on January 11, 2015 at 3:14 am for attempted possession of Schedule I (marijuana).

A detective received information regarding a possible illegal drug transaction. During the course of the investigation, the detective made contact with Gilkison and Banks and learned that the two had attempted to purchase marijuana in the Siracusaville area. Both subjects were released on summonses to appear in court on April 7, 2015.

 

Dillion D. Billiot, 22, 827 Delmar Avenue, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on January 11, 2015 at 5:57 am for driving while intoxicated. A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Sixth Street in Morgan City and made contact with the driver, identified as Billiot, and smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The deputy conducted a field sobriety test and observed numerous indicators that Billiot was impaired. Billiot later registered a 0.084g% blood alcohol concentration on a breath test. The deputy transported Billiot to the parish jail for booking. Billiot was later released on a $2,500 bond.

 

Sheila Portier, 34, 225 Jones Street Apt. A, Berwick, LA was arrested on January 11, 2015 at 8:22 am on a warrant for theft. A deputy located Portier at her residence on the warrant. The warrant stems from an investigation into a complaint of theft of a money ticket at a casino in Amelia. The detective assigned to the case observed video surveillance footage of Portier picking up a money ticket for over $1,000 off of the floor after watching the victim win the money and accidentally drop the ticket as the victim left the machine. During the investigation, Portier admitted to cashing in the ticket belonging to the victim. Portier was transported to the parish jail for booking and was later released on a $2,000 bond.

 

According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
                                        

Lynette Guidry, 32, 3107 Wytchwood Drive, Morgan City, LA was additionally charged with operation of a clandestine laboratory and manufacturing methamphetamine on January 9, 2015 at 1:37 pm. Continuing an investigation into illegal drug activity at the residence listed above, narcotics detectives determined that Guidry operated two methamphetamine labs used produce methamphetamine. Guidry remains incarcerated with no bail set. (See prior release 1/9/15 for additional information.)

 

 

 

Traci Landry

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Officer

pio@stmaryso.com

985-384-1622 Ext. 714

 

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