According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 44 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Cathy Crochet, 35, 2686 Fourth Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on March 30, 2016 at 10:24 am on a warrant for simple battery. Crochet turned herself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin. The warrant was issued after a deputy received a complaint of a battery and collected statements indicating that Crochet pushed and struck a female victim at a residence in Bayou Vista. Crochet was transported to the parish jail for booking. Crochet was released on a $500 bond.
Derek Gaskins, 35, 129 Friendship Alley, Amelia, LA was arrested on March 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm on a warrant for 3 counts of unlawful restraint of a dog. The warrant was obtained as the result of an investigation conducted in early February in Amelia (see 2-2-16 release for additional information). While on Friendship Alley, a deputy located several improperly kenneled pit bull breed and pit bull mixed breed dogs behind a residence. A total of 9 dogs were turned over to the St. Mary Parish Animal Control Officer. The St. Mary Parish Humane Society Officer was contacted and assisted the deputy in the investigation which concluded that three of the animals were improperly restrained by large chains. A deputy patrolling Amelia located Gaskins on the warrant at his residence. Gaskins was transported to the parish jail. Gaskins was released after posting a $6,000 bond.
Destiny R. Guillory, 25, 115 Rue Des Amis, Lafayette, LA was arrested on March 30, 2016 at 2:50 pm for possession of Schedule I drugs. A deputy responded to a report of a reckless driver on Highway 90 in the Patterson area. The deputy located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near Lassus Street. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Guillory. As the deputy spoke with Guillory, she reached inside her purse and handed the deputy a plastic bag containing suspected synthetic cannabinoids. The deputy also located a piece of burned cigar wrapping containing the suspected synthetic substance. Guillory was transported to the parish jail for booking. Guillory was released on a $2,000 bond.
Juvenile male, 16, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on March 30, 2016 at 5:34 pm for aggravated battery. A deputy responded to a report of a battery at a residence in Four Corners. The deputy gathered evidence that the juvenile struck a female victim with a stick while yelling at her. The victim sustained a scratch on her arm. Following the investigation, the juvenile was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.
Dontre Austin, 20, 513 Second Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on March 30, 2016 at 9:20 pm on a warrant for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. A detective investigating a complaint involving a juvenile gathered evidence that Austin had sexual intercourse with a 14 year old juvenile female in 2014 at a location in the Franklin area. A deputy was contacted by an officer with the Franklin Police Department who detained Austin on the warrant. The deputy took custody of Austin and transported him to the parish jail. Austin was released after posting a $10,000 bond.
Jarvis Granger, 29, 1004 Joseph Street, Amelia, LA was arrested on March 30, 2016 at 11:22 pm for possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids) 4th offense, misuse of toxic vapors, and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of disturbing the peace (offensive words).
Brennan Skinner, 23, 1061 Grace Street, Amelia, LA was arrested on March 30, 2016 at 11:22 pm on the following warrants:
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of disturbing the peace (fighting)
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of speeding and failure to honor written promise to appear
- Warrant for simple battery
Deputies patrolling Amelia observed Granger, who had an active warrant for his arrest, outside of his residence. As the deputy approached Granger, he observed Skinner inside a parked vehicle. The deputy knew Skinner was wanted on active warrants as well. While speaking with Skinner, the deputy smelled the odor of burning marijuana. During the arrests, the deputy located a burnt cigarette suspected to contain synthetic cannabinoids where Granger was detained. Further investigation revealed that the illegal substance belonged to Granger. Both subjects were transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set. The warrant for simple battery for Skinner was issued following an investigation into a report of a battery that occurred in Amelia in February. The deputy gathered statements and other evidence that Skinner struck a female victim during an argument.
Annabel Garza, 22, 505 Egle Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on March 31, 2016 at 2:32 am for disturbing the peace (fighting).
Mikal Boutte, 20, 2207 Neco Town Road, New Iberia, LA was arrested on March 31, 2016 at 2:32 am for disturbing the peace (fighting).
A deputy assigned to patrol Amelia observed a large number of vehicles in the parking lot of a club on Highway 182 after closing time. The deputy entered the lounge and observed a female with blood coming from her nose. Upon further investigation, the deputy learned that the subject, identified as Boutte, engaged in a fistic encounter with another female during an argument. The second subject was identified as Garza who sustained a swollen lip during the fight. Both subjects were transported to the parish jail for booking. Garza and Boutte were released on summonses to appear in court on May 27, 2016.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
David Phillips, 36, 201 Collins Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on March 30, 2016 at 5:27 pm for following too closely, resisting an officer by giving false information, and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family.
Whitney Hull, 30, 120 Grey Eagle Road, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on March 30, 2016 at 5:18 pm for possession of Schedule I (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit observed a car following too closely to an 18 wheeler truck in the Morgan City area and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy made contact with the driver, who gave a false name and was later identified as Phillips. Phillips admitted to the deputy that he gave a fake name because he knew he had an active warrant. The deputy also made contact with a passenger, identified as Hull, and observed a small child in the car. During the traffic stop investigation, the deputy received consent to search the vehicle and located a sock containing 2 small bags of heroin, syringes, spoons with burn marks, and other items of drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
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