According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 54 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Tyler M. Porche, 28, 431-1 Clark Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on January 29, 2015 at 7:36 am for driving under suspension, established school zone violation, and no proof of insurance. A deputy assigned to police the Bayou Vista Elementary school zone observed a vehicle travelling 30 mph in a posted 15 mph school zone on Southeast Boulevard. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Porche. While speaking with Porche, the deputy learned that the driver’s license was suspended and that he had no valid proof of current insurance. The deputy released Porche on a summons to appear in court on April 7, 2015.
Dustin Pike, 18, 340 Ratcliff Lane, Ricohoc, LA was arrested on January 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm for possession of Schedule I and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy travelling Highway 90 in the Ricohoc area observed a subject looking over the edge of the Calumet bridge while walking on the shoulder of the roadway. Concerned for the person’s safety, the deputy made contact with the subject and identified him as Pike. Pike stated to the deputy that he was walking to his residence. Out of concern that Pike could be struck by a vehicle while walking on the highway, the deputy offered to transport Pike. Before entering the police unit, the deputy conducted a search of Pike and located a glass pipe and a small baggie containing marijuana. The deputy also discovered that Pike was on probation. The deputy transported Pike to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Rodrick Hunter, 23, Patterson, LA, Deavnta Burden, 22, Franklin, LA, Marvin Gabriel, 23, Baldwin, LA, and Quincy Toups, 34, Patterson, LA, inmates at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, were additionally charged with second degree battery on January 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm. On January 27, 2015, a jailer responded to a disturbance in a dorm and observed an inmate with injuries to his face. The inmate was removed from the dorm, given medical attention, and subsequently transported to a local hospital for additional treatment. During the course of the investigation, the jailer identified the above listed inmates as subjects who struck the victim in the head causing 2 fractures to his face. The charged offenders remain incarcerated.
Jaylin D. Francois, 17, 1010 Ditch Avenue, Morgan City, LA was arrested on January 29, 2015 at 5:31 pm for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that Francois was seen on video surveillance concealing two air guns, pellet ammunition, and several bottles of CO2 on his person. Following the investigation, the deputy released Francois on a summons to appear in court on April 7, 2015.
Michael S. Leger, 51, 633 Ashton Street, New Iberia, LA was arrested on January 29, 2015 at 11:16 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule I
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Entering contraband into a penal institution
- Possession of Schedule II (cocaine)
- Possession of Schedule II (Lortab)
- Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax)
A deputy assigned to patrol the Highway 90 area in Centerville observed a vehicle without an illuminated license plate and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, identified as Leger, the deputy smelled the strong odor of burning marijuana emanating from the vehicle. During the course of the traffic stop investigation, the deputy located 3 marijuana cigarettes and drug paraphernalia. The deputy transported Leger to the parish jail for booking. During booking, a small amount of cocaine, a Lortab pill, and a Xanax pill were also located on Leger’s person. No bail is set.
John H. Finister, 21, 10536 Highway 182, Franklin, LA was arrested on January 29, 2015 at 11:19 pm on the following charges:
- Tail lights required
- License plate lights required
- Resisting an officer by force
- Possession of Schedule II (Adderall) with intent to distribute
- Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax and Ultram) with intent to distribute
A deputy assigned to patrol the Amelia area observed a vehicle with no illuminated tail lights or an illuminated license plate. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 182 and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Finister. During the traffic stop investigation, Finister repeatedly attempted to re-enter his vehicle. The deputy received consent to search Finister’s person and the vehicle and located pharmaceutical pill bottles containing multiple Xanax and Ultram pills along with over two dozen Adderall pills for which Finister did not have a prescription. During the arrest, Finister attempted to forcefully pull away from the deputy. The deputy transported Finister to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Shantell S. Fryou, 27, 3029 Allison Street Morgan City, LA was arrested on January 29, 2015 at 10:57 pm on the following charges:
- Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor
- Violation of CDS law (drug free zone)
Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division conducted a search warrant at a camper trailer located on the property of 3029 Allison Street in Morgan City. Upon entering the camper, detectives made contact with Fryou. During a search of the property, detectives located several bags of marijuana, cigar wraps, a water pipe (commonly referred to as a bong), digital scales, plastic baggies, a grinder, marijuana seeds, and several pipes. Detectives determined that Fryou was selling the marijuana. The illegal drug activity occurred in the presence of 3 children who were in the residence at the time of the investigation. The property also is located within 2,000 feet of a church. Fryou was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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985-384-1622 Ext. 714