Amelia man accused of punching door, backing vehicle into utility pole

An Amelia man was arrested by sheriff’s deputies after allegedly punching a door inside his residence and then backing a vehicle into a utility pole.

Christopher Singleton, 27, of Friendship Alley in Amelia, was arrested at 4:28 a.m. Saturday for reckless operation of a vehicle and simple criminal damage to property over $1,500.

A deputy responded to a complaint of a single vehicle crash on Friendship Alley in Amelia. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that Singleton and a female subject were arguing when Singleton punched a door inside the residence listed above. Singleton and the female later got into the female’s vehicle. Singleton, who was driving, accelerated quickly in reverse running the vehicle into a telephone pole. He then drove the vehicle into a wooded area. Singleton was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:

—Carol Guidry, 63, of Morgan City, was arrested at 9:56 a.m. Friday at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. Guidry was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

—Jody Landry, 21, of Teche Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 11:06 p.m. Friday for driving while intoxicated, hit and run, and careless operation with a crash.

A deputy on patrol in the Bayou Vista area responded to a complaint of a hit and run in which a vehicle struck a mailbox and a road sign. Shortly before the complaint, the deputy had observed a truck matching the description of the suspect vehicle. The deputy located the suspect vehicle at the address listed above and made contact with the driver who was identified as Landry.

The deputy observed Landry swaying back and forth where he was standing. The deputy also observed damage to the vehicle. During the investigation, Landry performed poorly on the field sobriety test. He later registered .183 grams-percent on the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test. Landry was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on $3,750 bail.

—Kiana Butler, 22, of Birch Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:01 a.m. Saturday in Franklin on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. Butler was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

—Thuy Thu Chau, 27, of Leo Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 11:14 a.m. Saturday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. A deputy located Chau at her residence on the warrant. She was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

—Dionne M. Thomas, 41, of Lawrence Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:10 a.m. Sunday on warrants for issuing worthless checks. A deputy located Thomas at her residence on the warrants. She was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

—Barbara G. Byers, 55, of Garber Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:06 a.m. Sunday in Franklin on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. She was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

—Ann R. Brown, 42, of Park Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:01 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. A deputy located Brown at her residence on the warrant. She was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

—Eric Leleaux Jr., 20, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 4:17 p.m. Sunday on warrants for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court and on the charges of theft and unauthorized entry of a business. A deputy located Leleaux in the area of La. 182 and Renwick Boulevard on the warrants. Leleaux was taken to the parish jail and held. His bail is set at $200,000.

—Samuel G. Horseley Jr., 51, of Pinebluff Road in Denham Springs, was arrested at 6:05 p.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated and careless operation with a crash. A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle crash on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival the deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Horseley.

While speaking with Horseley, the deputy smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Horseley rear ended another vehicle that was stopped at the traffic light on U.S. 90 at Southeast Boulevard. A witness stated that Horseley had removed an ice chest from his vehicle and placed it on the ground nearby. The deputy located the ice chest which contained an open can of beer along with several unopened cans. A field sobriety test was conducted on Horseley. He performed poorly. Horseley later registered .104 grams-percent on the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test. He was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Gordon Chris Helman, 43, of Main Street in Patterson, was arrested at 1:06 p.m. Friday for possession of marijuana, disturbing the peace, and failure to use a turn signal. Detectives of the sheriff’s office narcotics division patrolling the Berwick area observed a vehicle fail to use a signal when turning and conducted a traffic stop. During the investigation, detectives located marijuana. While speaking with Helman he began yelling and cursing. Helman was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on $2,500 bail.

—Brandy Giroir, 28, of Victoria Riverside Road in Patterson, was arrested at 3:11 p.m. Friday for possession of Schedule II (Lortab). Narcotics Detectives patrolling the Morgan City area observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn and conducted a traffic stop. During the course of the investigation detectives located several Lortab pills on Giroir’s person. Giroir was unable to produce a prescription for the pills. She was taken to the parish jail and held. She was released on $5,000 bail.

Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Glenn Blanco reported the following arrests:

—Yuniet Quignon, 17, of Mockingbird Lane, Alda, Neb., was arrested at 9:02 a.m. Saturday for theft of more than $500.

Police were dispatched to Tiger Island Hardware in regards to a stolen cell phone. Upon arrival, victim told officers she had left her phone in the store restroom. As she was exiting, she observed Quignon entering. When the victim realized that she had forgotten her phone, she immediately went to retrieve the phone and discovered it was gone. She confronted Quignon about the phone but she denied taking it

A security feature on the phone allowed it to be traced and it was in the area of La. 182 and Myrtle Street. Officers went to that location where they found Quignon. She was questioned and subsequently admitted to throwing the stolen iPhone 4 on the roof of one of the storage units at La. 182 and Myrtle Street. She was taken to jail and held. The phone was returned to the owner.

—Bryant Jackson, 21, of Williams Street in Patterson, was arrested at 8:42 p.m. Saturday for possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

—Broderick Bennett, 21, of Tiffany Street in Patterson, was arrested at 8:42 p.m. Saturday for possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jackson and Bennett were in a vehicle which was stopped in order to check for a subject that Morgan City police held active warrants for. Upon speaking with the driver, Jackson, officers noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. The passenger, Bennett, was questioned and admitted to officers that both he and Jackson had been smoking marijuana prior to the stop.

Officers located suspected marijuana in Bennett’s jacket pocket. Jackson was questioned as well, and he too admitted to smoking marijuana. The officers received consent to search the vehicle from Jackson. Officers found a grinder and a small amount of suspected marijuana inside the glove box.

Bennett and Jackson were taken to jail and held. Each of them was released on $1,484 bail. The officer was not able to locate the subject with the active warrant.

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