According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Franklin Pearce, III, 30, 1004 Front Street Apt. C, Morgan City, LA was arrested on April 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm for the following violations:
- Possession of marijuana, 2nd offense
- Obstruction of justice
- No turn signal
- Stop sign violation
- Driving under suspension
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
Narcotics detectives patrolling the Morgan City area observed the driver of a pick-up truck fail to signal a turn onto Dugas Street off of Second Street and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the truck then accelerated away from detectives as it turned left onto First Street and ran a stop sign. The vehicle came to a stop at the dead end of First Street. Detectives detained the driver who was identified as Pearce and observed marijuana inside the vehicle. Pearce admitted to detectives that he threw some marijuana out of the vehicle. Detectives received consent to search the truck and located an open cellophane bag containing loose marijuana and a pack of rolling papers along with loose marijuana scattered throughout the vehicle. Detectives walked down the street and also located the marijuana that Pearce threw out the window. Pearce was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 39 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Juvenile male, 11, from Patterson and a juvenile male, 12, from Franklin were arrested on April 29, 2015 at 11:47 am for simple battery. A school resource officer assigned to the St. Mary Parish Alternative Program/School responded to a disturbance in a classroom. During the course of the investigation, the deputy learned that the two juveniles engaged in a physical altercation. Both juveniles were released to their guardians pending juvenile court proceedings.
Malcolm Charles, Jr., 48, 146 Highway 668 #3, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on April 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm on warrant from the Justice of the Peace for criminal trespass and criminal damage to property. A deputy made contact with Charles in Jeanerette and learned of the warrant for his arrest. Charles was released on a summons to appear in court on June 15, 2015.
Paul Gobert, Jr., 48, 124 Easy Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on April 29, 2015 at 3:18 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of illegal possession of weapons-crime of violence/CDS, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy with the Warrants Division located Gobert at his residence and transported him to the parish jail for booking. Gobert was later released on a $12,000.
Gajan Reed, 29, 1012 Weber Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on April 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm on 4 warrants for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court. A deputy received information that Reed was detained by Jeanerette Police. The deputy made contact with Reed and arrested her on the outstanding warrants. The deputy transported Reed to the parish jail for booking. Bail is set at $400,000.
Miranda Brown, 22, 144 Rayne Court, Bayou L’Ourse, LA was arrested on April 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy transported Brown from the Assumption Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on the warrant. No bail is set.
Javian Ervin, 28, 64 Simcoe Street, Lafayette, LA was arrested on April 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of improper turn and/or failure to give required signal. A deputy made contact with Ervin while investigating a two vehicle crash on Highway 182 in Centerville and discovered the active warrant for his arrest. The deputy transported Ervin to the parish jail for booking. Ervin was later released on a $5,000 bond.
Ray C. Granger, 27, 417 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Franklin, LA was arrested on April 30, 2015 at 12:27 am for disturbing the peace (intoxicated). A deputy responded to a report that a subject jumped into the Bayou Teche from the Willow Street bridge in Franklin. The deputy made contact with Granger and observed that his pants were soaking wet. Granger admitted to the deputy that he had been drinking. The deputy transported Granger to the parish jail for booking. Granger was later released on a summons to appear in court on July 22, 2015.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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985-384-1622 Ext. 714