Amelia man arrested at casino

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests overnight, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert:

—Jeffrey P. Adams, 49, of Lake Palourde Road, Amelia, was arrested at his home at 12:53 p.m. Monday for simple battery. A deputy was investigating a complaint of a battery earlier at Amelia Belle Casino in which the victim and witnesses said during a verbal altercation Adams grabbed a female by the arm. Adams was released after posting $500 bail.

—Davis Joseph Portier, 31, of North Vivian Street, Morgan City, was arrested at 1:56 p.m. Monday at the sheriff’s office in Morgan City on warrants for unauthorized use of an access card and issuing worthless checks. A detective made the arrest following an investigation into a complaint of credit card charges that were made without the permission of the cardholder. He remains jailed with no bail set.

—Aaron Johnson, 26, of Third Street, Patterson, was arrested at 9:26 p.m. Monday at a residence on Cremo Lane in Patterson on a warrant for criminal neglect of family. While investigating an unrelated complaint at the home, the deputy came into contact with Johnson who was wanted on the warrant. He remains jailed with bail set at $1,830.

The Morgan City Police Department reports the following arrests, according to Assistant Chief Glen Blanco:

—Quentin Cooper, 22, of Poncio Street, Morgan City, was arrested at 7:49 a.m. Monday at his residence on warrants for reckless operation, resisting an officer, criminal trespassing and criminal damage to property. He was released upon payment of an $18,500 bail.

—Jesse Hart, 20, of Bayou Side Drive, Houma, was arrested at 8:07 a.m. Monday for illegal possession of stolen things and on a warrant for possession of marijuana.

—Kirk Hatcher Jr., 26, of Apple Street in Morgan City, was charged at 8:07 a.m. Monday with illegal possession of stolen things.

Police received a call about two men, Hart and Hatcher, hanging around outside the Victor II Deli in Morgan City. A local warrant check revealed Hart was wanted by police. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle they were travelling in had been reported stolen through the Franklin Police Department.

Both remained jailed with no bail set.

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