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:
Vincent Coleman, 24, 1210 Josephine Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on September 29, 2016 at 10:03 am for the following offenses:
- Criminal damage to property
- Warrant for domestic abuse battery, theft, and resisting an officer
- Warrant for disturbing the peace
- Warrant for criminal trespass and resisting an officer
- Warrant from Franklin Police Department for aggravated obstruction of a highway, criminal damage to property (city property), flight from an officer, and failure to yield for emergency vehicles
Accompanied by Franklin Police, deputies developed information that Coleman was inside a residence on Easy Street in Franklin. Coleman was wanted on several warrants from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and Franklin Police Department. Coleman refused deputies’ orders to exit the residence. Deputies then received consent to search the property. While searching inside the residence, a deputy located Coleman hiding under a couch. The deputy also located a knife near the suspect. Coleman admitted to the deputy that he used the knife to cut out the bottom of the sofa in order to hide from police.
The warrant for Coleman on the charges of domestic abuse battery, theft, and resisting an officer was issued in June following a deputy’s investigation into a 911 hang up call originating from a residence on Easy Street in Franklin. When deputies arrived, they observed a male subject, identified as Coleman, exiting the rear of the residence. Coleman refused the deputy’s orders to stop and fled into the sugarcane field nearby. The deputy found evidence that Coleman struck a female victim in the face and arms causing a laceration to her lip and scratches and bruises to her face and neck. The victim then got away from Coleman, locked herself in a bedroom, and contacted 911. The deputy also learned that Coleman stole the victim’s cell phone.
On September 19, 2016, a deputy went to the residence to serve the warrant for Coleman. The deputy observed Coleman sitting on the back porch. The deputy ordered Coleman to stay on the porch. Coleman then ran into the residence, out the front door, through another resident’s yard, and into the nearby sugarcane field. The deputy then obtained a warrant for criminal trespass and resisting an officer.
The warrant for disturbing the peace was issued after a deputy responded to a report of a fight on September 28, 2016 at the residence on Easy Street. The deputy collected evidence that Coleman yelled and cursed at a female victim causing a disturbance.
Coleman was transported to the parish jail. No bail is set.
Taylor Davis, 18, 2726 Allain Street, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on September 29, 2016 at 2:39 pm for the following offenses:
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of disturbing the peace
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal damage to property
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charges of criminal trespassing and vagrancy
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of illegal possession of stolen things
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling
A deputy made contact with Davis at a business on Highway 182 in Jeanerette in reference to him turning himself in. Davis was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Dayshawn Short, 32, 1414 James Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on September 29, 2016 at 11:06 am on a warrant for domestic abuse battery (strangulation). A deputy located Short at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin. In June, a deputy was dispatched to a 911 call of domestic violence that occurred at a residence in Bayou Vista. During the course of the investigation, the deputy found evidence that Short grabbed a female victim by her throat and began choking her. When the victim fell to the floor, Short exited the residence. The victim was then able to lock herself in a bedroom and call 911. Short was transported to the parish jail for booking. Bail is set at $2,500.
Desha Lutchiz, 35, 302 Cedar Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on September 29, 2016 at 5:44 pm on a warrant for simple assault and disturbing the peace. A deputy made contact with Lutchiz at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin and located the active warrant for her arrest. A deputy obtained the warrant following an investigation into a report of a disturbance in Centerville received on September 1, 2016. The deputy gathered evidence that Lutchitz entered into the Centerville High School gym and yelled, cursed, and verbally threatened the life of a juvenile female victim. The incident occurred after school hours in front of other juveniles. The deputy also found evidence that the encounter was the result of a fight between two other subjects that occurred earlier in the day. Lutchiz was released on a summons to appear in court on December 14, 2016.
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