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St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Daily Arrest Report

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 72-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 107 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Lorelyn Marie Gotcher, 33, 210 Bowman Street, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on December 6, 2019, at 11:39 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft.

A transportation deputy made contact with Gotcher when she transported her to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center from another agency. Gotcher was booked on the active warrant and incarcerated. Gotcher was released on a summons to appear in court.

Johnny Sam, Jr., 48, 109 8th Street, Baldwin, LA, was arrested on December 6, 2019, at 3:16 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of failure to stop at a stop sign, operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, switched license plate, and failure to honor a written promise to appear.

A booking deputy learned that a current inmate, Sam, held an active warrant. She booked him on the active warrant and he remains incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail has been set on the new charge.

Meg A. Morgan, 29, 1132 Verdunville Road, Franklin, LA, was arrested on December 6, 2019, at 8:25 pm for driving under suspension, turning movements and signals required, and possession of marijuana.

Mitchell Dale Thompson, 30, 119 Natalie Lane, Patterson, LA, was arrested on December 6, 2019, at 7:54 pm on two warrants for failure to appear on the charges of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, careless operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle without proof of insurance, and failure to comply with accident procedures.

A deputy was patrolling the area of Prairie Road North in Verdunville when he observed a vehicle make a turn without using a proper signal. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Morgan, and a passenger, Thompson. Through the stop, marijuana belonging to Morgan was found. Dispatch also advised the deputy that Morgan’s license was suspended and Thompson held two active warrants for his arrest. Morgan was arrested and released on a summons to appear on March 11, 2020. Thompson was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail was set at $2,000.

Elmer Daniel Reyes, 25, 3112 Lake Palourde Road, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on December 7, 2019, at 1:35 am for disturbing the peace-intoxicated.

Miguel Lopez Hernandez, 49, 3112 Lake Palourde Road, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on December 7, 2019, at 12:47 am for disturbing the peace-intoxicated and unlawful production, manufacturing, distribution, possession of fraudulent documents.

A deputy was dispatched to a residence on Lake Palourde Road in reference to a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival, he made contact with Reyes and a juvenile, who stated that Reyes had been in an argument with Hernandez. Through the investigation, Hernandez produced documents that were invalid. Reyes and Hernandez were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Reyes was released on a $535 bond. Bond has not been set for Hernandez.

Benjamin John Justillian, 27, 1805 Rose Street, Berwick, LA, was arrested on December 7, 2019, at 2:12 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal trespassing.

A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Bayou Vista for having no operable taillights and made contact with the driver, Justillian. Dispatch advised that Justillian held an active warrant for his arrest. Justillian was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail was set at $400.

Brandon Michael Scott, 32, 455 Verdun Lane, Centerville, LA, was arrested on December 7, 2019, at 4:38 am on two warrants for failure to appear on the charges of domestic abuse battery, theft, violation of a protective order, and entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.

A deputy was dispatched to the area of Barrow Street in Amelia in reference to a subject banging on the doors of residences in the area. Upon arrival, the deputy located and made contact with the subject, identified as Scott. Through the investigation, dispatch advised that Scott held active warrants for his arrest. Scott was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking and was eventually released on a judicial release.

Tyjuandre Darrell Harris, 22, 502 Fredrick Lane, Baldwin, LA, was arrested on December 7, 2019, at 10:50 am for resisting an officer by flight, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A deputy was traveling on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Baldwin when he observed a vehicle drive around the electronic arms that were down at a railroad crossing. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver and a passenger, identified as Harris. Through the investigation, marijuana and drug paraphernalia belonging to Harris were found. Harris was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking and was eventually released on a judicial release.

Conley Thomas Jones, 70, 1366 Joseph Street, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on December 7, 2019, at 6:44 pm on seven Morgan City warrants for failure to appear on the following charges:

– Contempt of court

– Contempt of court-fine

– Contempt of court-failure to complete jail time

– Possession of drug paraphernalia

– Driving under suspension

– Possession of drug paraphernalia

– Contempt of court-probation fees

A deputy went to a residence on Joseph Street in reference to locating Jones who held active warrants for his arrest. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Jones and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Jones was transferred to another agency.

Ladante Javon Tabor, 22, 611 Martin Luther King Blvd., Franklin, LA, was arrested on December 7, 2019, at 7:28 pm for aggravated flight from officer, resisting arrest or officer, possession of marijuana, improper lane usage, and general speed law.

A deputy was traveling on Highway 90 East near Calumet when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Tabor. During the stop, Tabor fled from the scene in the vehicle, and deputies again conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Through the stop, marijuana was located. Tabor was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Tabor was later released on a $5,000 bond.

Mikila Monique Henderson, 37, 169 Village Lane, Amelia, LA, was arrested on December 7, 2019, at 9:18 pm for possession of marijuana and brake lights required.

A deputy was patrolling the area of Lake Palourde when he observed a vehicle with an inoperable brake light. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Henderson. During the stop, marijuana was located. Henderson was arrested and released on a summons to appear on March 11, 2020.

Marco M Antonio-Leon, 34, 1700 Barrow Street, Amelia, LA, was arrested on December 7, 2019, at 10:34 pm for improper lane usage, no driver’s license, and possession of schedule II drugs.

A deputy was patrolling the area of Amelia when he observed a vehicle cross over the solid yellow line. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Leon. During the stop, drugs were located. Leon was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.

Brock Matthew Menard, 33, 210 Jupiter Street, Bayou Vista, LA, was arrested on December 8, 2019, at 1:12 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of operating a vehicle while license is suspended/revoked/canceled, improper lane usage, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A transportation deputy made contact with Menard when he transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center from another agency. Menard was booked on the active warrant, incarcerated, and later released on a $1,500 bond.

Peter Gerrod Clay, 41, 5956 North Bayou Black, Gibson, LA, was arrested on December 8, 2019, at 7:55 pm for no headlights, possession of marijuana, and on a Terrebonne Parish warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

A deputy was patrolling the area of Amelia when he observed a vehicle without an operable headlamp. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Clay. During the stop, drugs were located and dispatch advised the deputy that Clay held an active warrant for his arrest. Clay was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.

Kevin James Diggs, 41, 157 Roy’s Lane, Centerville, LA, was arrested on December 8, 2019, at 10:21 pm for improper lane usage, driving under suspension, and no insurance.

A deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 90 near Patteson when he observed a vehicle cross the outer white fog line. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Diggs. During the stop, dispatch advised the deputy that Digg’s license was suspended. Diggs was arrested and released on a summons to appear on March 11, 2020.

Robert Mitchell Gibson, 58, 809 McArthur Drive, Jeanerette, LA, was arrested on December 9, 2019, at 1:01 am for possession of marijuana and possession of schedule II drugs.

Wanda Faye Singleton, 50, 100 Lanceslin Street, Baldwin, LA, was arrested on December 9, 2019, at 1:01 am for possession of marijuana and possession of schedule II drugs.

Denise Marie McBride, 50, 309 Lockley Street, Baldwin, LA, was arrested on December 9, 2019, at 1:01 am for possession of marijuana and possession of schedule II drugs.

Shanna Lynn Jones, 41, 1102 Spencer Loop, New Iberia, LA, was arrested on December 9, 2019, at 1:01 am for possession of marijuana and possession of schedule II drugs.

A deputy was traveling on Red Cypress Road in Patterson when he observed a vehicle with an inoperable taillight. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Singleton, and three passengers, Gibson, McBride, and Jones. During the stop, drugs were located in the vehicle. Singleton, Jones, McBride, and Gibson were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.

Kristy Renee Rulf, 41, 1005 Carla Court, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on December 9, 2019, at 4:29 am for possession of marijuana and license plate lights required.

A deputy was patrolling the area of Centerville when he observed a vehicle with no operable license plate lights. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Rulf. During the stop, marijuana was located. Rulf was arrested and released on a summons to appear on March 11, 2020.