St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that the Narcotics Section made the following arrests:
Kelvin Vincent, 33, 279 Bon Jovi Boulevard, Gray, LA was arrested on March 27, 2017 at 7:09 pm for the following violations:
- Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
- Improper lane usage
- Flight from an officer
- Possession of a Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Obstruction of justice
- Transactions involving drug proceeds
- Violation of a uniform controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone/church)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce
Mardanion Vincent, 27, 279 Bon Jovi Boulevard, Gray, LA was arrested on March 27, 2017 at 7:09 pm for illegal carrying of weapons.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit observed an SUV fail to move over for a Morgan City Police Unit who was assisting a vehicle on the elevated portion of US Highway 90. The K-9 Unit detective initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the SUV exited onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and drove into a parking lot. The driver failed to come to a stop and pulled onto Allison Street and Justa Street before driving into the recreational area beneath the overpass where several juveniles were playing basketball. The driver got out of the vehicle and fled leaving the SUV in drive. The SUV continued to roll forward. A narcotics detective pursued the driver on foot while the K-9 Unit detective stopped the moving vehicle and detained the passenger who was identified as M. Vincent. During a search of his person, a handgun was found concealed in his pants. As the foot chase unfolded, detectives observed the suspect throwing methamphetamine to the ground. The detective apprehended the fleeing suspect near Roderick Street and later identified him as K. Vincent. Detectives recovered the methamphetamine K. Vincent discarded and located over $350 in cash on his person. Detectives also found marijuana and a digital scale inside the vehicle. Continuing the investigation, detectives found evidence that K. Vincent sold methamphetamine. K. Vincent and M. Vincent, who are cousins, were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 36 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Deshandra Gaines, 26, 404 Bollard Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on March 27, 2017 at 11:33 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of bank fraud and theft. Gaines turned herself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin. She was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $50,000.
Andrea Smathers, 25, 909 Prairie Road North, Centerville, LA was arrested on March 27, 2017 at 6:33 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to honor written promise to appear. A deputy located Smathers at her residence on the warrant and transported her to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $1,000.
Adrienne Paul, 24, 104 Beau Lane, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on March 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of marijuana and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of smoking in a vehicle prohibited. During the booking process at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional officer located the active warrants for Paul’s arrest. Bail is set at $1,250.
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