According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the Mardi Gras Holidays reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 156 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Melvin Sylvester, 54, 1412 James St, Morgan City LA, was arrested on February 13, 2015 at 1:45pm for a warrant on charges of possession of stolen things and theft. The warrant stems from an investigation conducted in January 2015, revolving around a burglary that took place in the Siracusaville area. A detective assigned to the case located stolen merchandise at a local business. The investigator found that Sylvester was responsible for pawning these items. Sylvester, an inmate at the parish jail, was arrested for the warrant and remains incarcerated. No bail is set.
Brett Leboeuf, 19, 1700 Dale St, Morgan City LA, was arrested on February 14, 2015 at 3:43am on charges of flight from an officer, reckless operation of a vehicle and maximum speed limit (98mph in a 65mph zone). A deputy assigned to patrol the Calumet area conducted radar operations on Highway 90. The deputy found that a vehicle, driven by Leboeuf, was traveling westbound on the highway at speeds in excess of 90mph. Deputies and the Patterson Police department attempted to stop Leboeuf, however, he increased his speed and ignored all emergency lights and sirens. The driver ultimately came to a stop at a nearby shopping center and surrendered. Leboeuf was arrested and transported to the parish jail. He was released on a $2,500 bond.
Isaac Romero, 20, 302 Little Beaver Ln, New Iberia LA, was arrested on February 14, 2015 at 2:48pm for disturbing the peace. A deputy assigned to a Mardi Gras security detail at Cypremort Point, observed Romero to jump off one of the parade floats and run towards a camp. Romero urinated in the view of the public and was pointed out by several parade goers in the area. Romero was arrested and released on a summons to appear in court on May 12, 2015.
Timothy Van Troung, 20, 160 Village Ln, Amelia LA was arrested on February 14, 2015 at 6:03pm for hit and run, and no driver’s license. A deputy patrolling the Amelia area responded to a call of a hit and run incident. After speaking to the victim of the incident, the deputy learned that the responsible party was at an address on Village Ln. The deputy made contact with the driver of a damaged white Mitsubishi SUV. The driver, identified as Troung, admitted that he left the scene of an accident and that he did not have a driver’s license. He was arrested and released on a summons to appear in court on May 12, 2015.
Garret Martin, 24, 1753 Highway 83, Franklin LA, was arrestd on February 14, 2015 at 6:26pm for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and resisting an officer. A deputy working a Mardi Gras security detail at Cypremort Point, observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn and drive off the roadway. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified Martin to be driving. During the course of the investigation, the driver submitted to a field sobriety test. Martin later participated in a chemical test for intoxication, and provided a breath sample that registered .214g% blood alcohol concentration. Martin was arrested and placed in a patrolman’s vehicle. Martin then began kicking the vehicle’s door and refused to fully position himself inside of the vehicle. He was ultimately transported to the parish jail. He was released on a $2,500 bond.
Steven Crawford, 43, 812 Southeast Blvd, Bayou Vista LA, was arrested on February 14, 2015 at 9:21pm for disturbing the peace. A deputy assigned to patrol the Bayou Vista area responded to a call of loud music coming from a residence on Southeast Blvd. The deputy arrested Crawford, who had been previously warned about the music multiple times today, and later released him on a summons to appear in court on May 12, 2015.
Juvenile male, 14, Franklin LA, was arrested on February 15, 2015 at 12:04pm. A deputy patrolling the Franklin area responded to a disturbance. During the course of the investigation, the deputy found that the juvenile male threw several items at windows, breaking them. The juvenile was arrested and released to parents pending juvenile court proceedings.
Malissa Gill, 25, 143 Sun Rd, Bayou Vista LA, was arrested on February 16, 2015 at 10:07am for the following charges:
- - Possession of a schedule IV narcotic
- - Warrant on charges of 2nd Degree Battery
- - Warrant for failure to appear on charges of traffic light violation
A deputy patrolling the Amelia area located Gill and learned of the warrant for her arrest. The deputy later found Gill to be in possession of several klonopin pills. Gill did not have a prescription.
The 2nd degree battery warrant stems from an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office on February 8, 2015. The investigation revealed that Gill broke a glass bottle over a victim’s head. Gill was transported to the parish jail. No bail is set.
At the parish jail, Gill was found to be in possession of crystal meth and a glass pipe. She was additionally charged with entering contraband into a penal institution.
Yamalys Marsh, 24, 464 Verdun Ln, Centerville LA, was arrested on February 16, 2015 at 10:47am for disturbing the peace. A deputy patrolling the Centerville area conducted an investigation regarding a missing dog. During the course of his duties, he made contact with March on Verdun Lane in Centerville. March began to yell profanities to make offensive gestures at a neighbor. Marsh was instructed to stop but ignored instruction and continued yelling profanities at the neighbor. Marsh was arrested and released on a summons to appear in court on May 12, 2015.
Fonzie Wade, 39, 143 Sun Rd, Bayou Vista LA, was arrested on February 16, 2015 at 10:08am possession of a schedule IV narcotic. A deputy assisting the Berwick Police Department investigate a theft, made contact with Wade at his residence. Wade had been checked by Acadian Ambulance Services as he displayed odd behavior. During the course of the investigation, the deputy found Wade to be in possession of klonopin pills without a prescription. Wade later admitted that he took the pills for anxiety and that, that was the reason for his “relaxed mood” and why he appeared to be intoxicated.
Eric Lusco, 23, 223 Hidden Acres, Houma LA, was arrested on February 16, 2015 at 10:03pm for criminal trespass. A deputy working the Amelia area responded to a call of a trespasser at a local business. The caller stated that a vehicle was stuck in mud on the property. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Lusco, who was intoxicated. Lusco claimed that he was trying to turn around and continue his travels to Houma, however, he caused several ruts on the property and eventually got his vehicle stuck. Lusco was arrested and transported to the parish jail. He was later released on a summons to appear in court on May 12, 2015.
Wayne Hill, 55, 116 Odile Ln, Amelia LA, was arrested on February 16, 2015 at 10:32pm for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. A deputy assigned to patrol the Amelia responded to a 911 hang call at a residence. During the course of the investigation, the deputy spoke to a victim at the residence. The victim told the deputy that Wayne Hill, entered his trailer without his permission. Hill later admitted to entering the victim’s residence without permission. Hill was transported to the parish jail. No bail is set.
Wendell Auguster Jr, 24, 315 Ames Bury Apt 82, Lafayette LA, was arrested on February 17, 2015 at 4:50pm on the following charges:
- - Flight from an officer
- - Reckless operation of a vehicle
- - Possession of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicle
- - Driving under suspension
Franklin Police department contacted the St Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in reference to a vehicle pursuit of a silver Dodge Durango. Franklin officers lost sight of the vehicle; A deputy assigned to the Franklin area located a vehicle matching that description, and observed the vehicle to make a left turn without signaling and began to travel at an increasingly high rate of speed. The vehicle passed a motorist in a no passing zone and began to follow closely behind another vehicle which was coming to a stop. Once the vehicle was stopped, the driver, Wendell Auguster Jr, was found to be driving with a suspended Louisiana driver’s license. An open container of an alcoholic beverage, beer, was located in the driver’s cup holder of the vehicle. Auguster was arrested and transported to the parish jail. Auguster was released on a $16,250 bond.
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