St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 39 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Christian Kiffe, 33, 122 Teche Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on April 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, hit and run driving, and possession of (open) alcoholic containers in motor vehicles. A deputy responded to a report of a 2 vehicle crash on Southeast Boulevard near Middle Road in Bayou Vista. A dispatcher advised the deputy that one of the vehicles had left the scene. The suspect vehicle was located on Teche Road. The deputy identified the driver as Kiffe. The deputy smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath and observed other signs of impairment. While speaking with Kiffe, the deputy learned that she took prescription pills prior to operating the vehicle. The deputy administered a standardized field sobriety test. Kiffe conducted the test poorly. She was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and then the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Jarrod Bellard, 33, 102 Row #4, Apt. #3, Lafayette, LA was arrested on April 27, 2017 at 4:02 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and general speed law violation. A correctional officer transported Bellard from the Lafayette Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on the warrant. No bail is set.
Troy Walden, 54, 901 Leon Drive, Patterson, LA was arrested on April 28, 2017 at 1:10 am for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and improper lane usage. A deputy traveling on US Highway 90 in Patterson observed a vehicle swerving over the centerline and fog line. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Walden. The deputy smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and person and administered a standardized field sobriety test. Walden conducted the test poorly. He later registered a 0.138g% blood alcohol concentration on a breath test. Walden was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Walden was released on a $2,750 bond.
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