According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 42 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Joaquima Colbert, 28, 621 Labau Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on July 20, 2015 at 11:04 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of flight from an officer. A deputy located Colbert at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin on the warrant. No bail is set.
Peter Butkus, 20, 3613 Euclid Street, Houma, LA was arrested on July 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm on a warrant for disturbing the peace and simple battery. Butkus turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin. The warrant is the result of an investigation into a disturbance in the Centerville area. The deputy learned that Butkus and several other subjects were involved in an altercation during which Butkus struck a female victim. Butkus was released on $750 bail.
Brian Clarkston, 31, 809 School Street, New Iberia, LA was arrested on July 20, 2015 at 6:54 pm for the following violations:
- Domestic abuse battery
- Possession of Schedule I drugs 4th offense
- Lafayette Parish warrant for aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of Schedule I, 3rd offense and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
A deputy responded to a report of a battery that occurred in a vehicle. The deputy learned that Clarkston struck a female victim during an argument while she was driving on Highway 182 in the Baldwin area. Clarkston then exited the vehicle walking towards Franklin. Another deputy located Clarkston on Yokley Road and detained him pending further investigation. When being placed into custody, Clarkston attempted to free himself from the deputy. As the investigation progressed, deputies located several active warrants for Clarkston’s arrest. Deputies also located a marijuana cigarette on Clarkston’s person. A deputy transported Clarkston to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Shamoirick Hensley, 35, 521 C Trappey Street, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on July 21, 2015 at 12:10 am for possession of Schedule I drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy observed a vehicle driving on Highway 182 in the Jeanerette area with only one operational headlight and no license plate light. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver and a passenger who was later identified as Hensley. The deputy observed pieces of suspected marijuana on the passenger’s lap. Through the course of the investigation, the deputy located additional marijuana on the floor of the vehicle and a digital scale beneath the passenger seat. The deputy transported Hensley to the parish jail. He was later released on a summons to appear in court on October 14, 2015.
Melanie Francis, 30, 2990 Fourth Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on July 21, 2015 at 12:10 am for theft. A deputy conducting a check of a business in Bayou Vista received information regarding theft by an employee. During the course of the investigation, the deputy learned that Francis was seen on video surveillance taking items from the store without paying for the goods on several occasions. The value of the stolen items is believed to be approximately $1,600. The deputy transported Francis to the parish jail. No bail is set.
Willys Nelson, 32, 1960 Tremble Drive, Humber, TX was arrested on July 21, 2015 at 3:42 am for disturbing the peace (intoxicated). A deputy responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Waterworks Road in Amelia. The deputy located the vehicle at the cemetery in Amelia and made contact with Nelson. The deputy observed that Nelson was swaying where he stood and slurring his words as he answered her questions. The deputy also smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Nelson’s person. The deputy transported Nelson to the parish jail for booking. Nelson was later released on a summons to appear in court on October 14, 2015.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Lynn Fields, 56, 126 Natalie Lane #26, Patterson, LA was arrested on July 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm for possession of Legend Drug (Seroquel) and possession of Schedule IV (Xanax).
Ben A. Broussard, 29, 126 Natalie Lane #26, Patterson, LA was arrested on July 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm for possession of Legend Drug (Seroquel) and possession of Schedule IV (Xanax).
Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division observed a vehicle cross over the yellow line and conducted a traffic stop on Highway 182 in the Ricohoc area. Detectives made contact with the driver, Fields, and passenger, Broussard. While speaking with Fields, detectives received consent to search her vehicle. During the search, detectives located several legend Seroquel pills and a Xanax pill in the vehicle. Fields and Broussard were transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Jody Cubbedge, 39, 810 Levee Road Morgan City, LA was arrested on July 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Narcotics detectives working with the Morgan City Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Canton St. in Berwick. While initiating contact with the driver of the vehicle, a detective observed the back passenger, Cubbedge, shoving his hand in his shorts pocket. Detectives removed Cubbedge from the vehicle and conducted a pat down for officer safety. A detective immediately felt several cellophane baggies with knots on the end containing a substance consistent with illegal drugs. Detectives removed the bags which contained methamphetamine from Cubbedge's pocket. Cubbedge 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