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02/26/2016

Detective Arrests Correctional Officer, Charges Inmate in Contraband Investigation - Arrest Report February 26, 2016

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O’Sharra Silas, 20, 401 Ira Street, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on February 25, 2016 at 6:21 pm for malfeasance in office and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility.

 

 

 

 

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Joseph B. James, 34, Franklin, LA was additionally charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility on February 25, 2016 at 7:35 pm.

 

 

 

 

The St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center Security Team developed information that a correctional officer was attempting to bring contraband into the facility. A detective with the Criminal Investigation Division found evidence that Silas, a correctional officer at the law enforcement center, conspired with inmate James to bring a package containing contraband into the jail. Silas came to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin in reference to the investigation and was subsequently taken into custody. Silas was employed at the law enforcement center in September of 2015 and has been terminated. Silas was transported to the parish jail for booking and transported to another facility for housing. No bail is set.

Reiterating zero tolerance for criminal conduct, Sheriff Mark Hebert says, “Anyone found to be involved in bringing contraband into the jail, regardless of their station, will be charged accordingly.

 

According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 40 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

Edward J. Badeaux, 22, 8104 E. Admiral Doyle, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on February 25, 2016 at 6:25 am for hit and run driving. On February 6, 2016, a deputy was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Highway 83 near Highway 319. The deputy located a vehicle overturned in the ditch. No occupants were on scene. During the crash investigation, the deputy developed information that Badeaux was driving the vehicle and fled the scene after the crash. Badeaux came to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin regarding the investigation and admitted to the deputy that he was operating the vehicle when he lost control of it and drive off the roadway. Badeaux was released on a summons to appear in court on May 4, 2016.

 

Bryan K. Sisk, 30, 3580 Chitimacha Trail, Charenton, LA was arrested on February 25, 2016 at 11:29 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. With the assistance of the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, a deputy located Sisk at his residence on the warrant. Sisk was transported to the parish jail for booking. Bail is set at $20,128.31.

 

Justin Bergeron, 25, 213 Honey Lane, Bayou L’Ourse, LA was arrested on February 25, 2016 at 4:28 pm for 2 counts of monetary instrument abuse. A detective investigating a complaint of fraudulently manufactured checks collected evidence indicating that Bergeron cashed two fake checks at businesses in Morgan City and Amelia. The checks totaled over $4,000. Bergeron came to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City reference to the investigation. While speaking with Bergeron, he admitted to knowingly cashing the fraudulent checks. Bergeron was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.

 

Quincy P. Cole, 30, 222 Mary Ann Street, Apt. #1, St. Martinville, LA was arrested on February 25, 2016 at 3:09 pm on a warrant from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on the charges of driving under suspension and failure to signal. A detective driving on Highway 90 in the Patterson area observed the driver of a vehicle traveling at a slow rate of speed inhibiting the flow of traffic in the left passing lane while texting on a cell phone. The detective conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Cole. While speaking with Cole, the detective located an active warrant for his arrest from St. Martin Parish. Cole was transported to the parish jail for booking. Cole was released on a $3,000 bond.

 

Shane Suire, 20, 1029 Susan Court, Morgan City, LA was arrested on February 25, 2016 at 2:16 pm for careless operation of a vehicle and no driver’s license on person. A deputy responded to a report of a traffic incident on Highway 90 in the Ricohoc area and located a car in the median. The deputy made contact with the driver, Suire. While speaking with Suire, the deputy learned that he lost control of the vehicle and went off the roadway. The deputy also found that Suire was operating the vehicle without a driver’s license on his person. Suire was released on a summons to appear in court on May 4, 2016.

 

Christopher L. Haynes, 33, 101 Willow Bend Lane, Patterson, LA was arrested on February 25, 2016 at 5:04 pm for 3 counts domestic abuse battery (child endangerment). A deputy responded to a report of a disturbance in progress at a residence in Patterson. The deputy made contact with several subjects including a female subject who was bleeding from the nose and mouth. The deputy contacted Acadian Ambulance Services who responded to the scene and treated the female. Haynes, who was also at the location, was detained. During the investigation, the deputy found evidence that Haynes punched the female victim in the face and pushed two other female victims, one of which was a juvenile, to the ground during an argument. The deputy also discovered that the battery occurred in the presence of two other juveniles. Haynes was transported to the parish jail. No bail is set.

 

According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:

 

Chucky J. Verdun, 64, 210 Cleveland Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on February 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family.

Lavern P. Verdun, 50, 210 Cleveland Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on February 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of driving while intoxicated 2nd offense. 

Detectives of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducting an investigation on Kemper Street in Patterson made contact with C. Verdun and L. Verdun and located the active warrants for their arrest. Both subjects were transported to parish jail for booking. Bail for C. Verdun is set at $5,938.57. No bail is set for L. Verdun.

 

 

 

Traci Landry

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Officer

pio@stmaryso.com

985-384-1622 Ext. 714

 

 

 

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