According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 38 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Dewon M. Rials, 34, 215 Patrick Street, Houma, LA was additionally charged with battery of a correctional facility employee on June 22, 2015 at 8:29 am. Rials is an inmate at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. Rials pushed a jailer to the floor while the jailer was assisting medical personnel with a medical check requested by the inmate. Rials remains incarcerated.
Son Nguyen, 40, 608 Cypress Street, Amelia, LA was arrested on June 23, 2015 at 11:55 am for driving under suspension 4th offense. A deputy assigned to patrol the Charenton area observed Nguyen driving a vehicle on Highway 182. From a previous encounter, the deputy knew Nguyen was driving with a suspended license and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy transported Nguyen to the parish jail for booking. Nguyen was released on a $1,000 bond.
Povial Ward, 25, 308 Highway 998, Belle Rose, LA was arrested on June 23, 2015 at 6:50 pm for theft of goods and on a warrant from the City of Franklin for failure to appear on the charges of drivers license suspended and stop sign violation.
Victoria L. Collins, 25, 750 S. Sammy Avenue, Gonzales, LA was arrested on June 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm for illegal possession of stolen things.
Aalyha Ward, 18, 750 S. Sammy Avenue, Gonzales, LA was arrested on June 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm for illegal possession of stolen things.
A deputy responded to a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. With the assistance of store personnel, deputies viewed video surveillance footage showing A. Ward concealing items on her person and leaving the store without paying for the goods. A short time later, Collins and A. Ward are seen attempting to return the stolen items at the store for a cash refund. The deputy also located an active warrant for P. Ward’s arrest. Collins and A. Ward were released on summonses to appear in court on September 16, 2015. P. Ward was transported to the parish jail for booking. Bail is set at $1,336.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Gia S. Gautier, 51, 712 A Federal Avenue, Morgan City, LA was arrested on June 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule II (oxycodone) with intent to distribute
- Distribution of Schedule IV (diazepam)
- Possession of Schedule IV (diazepam) with intent to distribute
- Obstruction of justice
- No turn signal
Paula B. Adams, 51, 517 Third Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on June 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm for possession of Schedule IV (diazepam).
A narcotics detective patrolling the Bayou Vista area conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Cross Road after the driver failed to use a turn signal. The detective made contact with the driver, Gautier, and advised her of the reason for the stop. While speaking with Gautier, the detective observed a prescription bottle in her purse and asked to see it. Gautier consented and the detective learned that the prescription for oxycodone was not for her. The bottle contained three oxycodone pills. When the detective asked Gautier to step out of the vehicle, she was seen throwing another prescription bottle under her vehicle. The detective detained Gautier and discovered that the second prescription bottle prescribed for diazepam also did not belong to her. Gautier admitted to the detective that she sold pills. Gautier was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set. Continuing the investigation, the detective went to Adams' residence where she admitted that she purchased diazepam pills from Gautier earlier in the day. Adams showed the detective where the pills were. Adams 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