Bayou Vista man accused of choking woman

A Bayou Vista man was arrested Sunday night by a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputy after the man allegedly choked a woman to the point of unconsciousness, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert.

Freddie J. Alfred, 44, of Venus Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 10:01 p.m. Sunday for domestic abuse battery (strangulation) and aggravated assault.

A deputy responded to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a gun at a residence on Venus Road. Upon arrival, the deputy discovered that a woman and her two small children were able to escape the residence. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Alfred and the woman had been arguing when he threw her to the ground and choked her to the point of unconsciousness, the report stated. When the victim recovered consciousness, Alfred had a handgun and threatened to shoot her, the report stated. Alfred was apprehended at the residence and taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

Hebert reported the following arrests:

—Roselyn Collins, 20, of Watson Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Friday for domestic abuse battery and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal trespass.

—James Murray, 25, of Watson Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Friday for domestic abuse battery.

A deputy responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the residence listed above. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Collins and Murray were involved in a verbal argument which escalated into a physical encounter. Both were taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Pernell Grason Smith, 27, of James Street in Siracusa, was arrested at 7:47 a.m. Sunday on a warrant for simple battery. A deputy located Smith at his residence on the warrant. Smith was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on $500 bail.

Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:

—Lucille May Rodriguez, 33, of Franklin Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:47 p.m. Friday and charged with remaining where forbidden. Officers were summoned to the residence regarding a disturbance. After officers arrived, Rodriguez was given an opportunity to remove her belongings and leave the residence, according to Crouch. Rodriguez continued to create a disturbance and refused to leave the premises. Rodriguez was released after posting bail.

—Irvin Jermaine Escort, 33, of Baker, was arrested at 4:47 p.m. Friday for disturbing the peace by fighting.

Officers were summoned to a St. Claire Street residence in regard to two people fighting. Upon arrival, officers discovered two men involved in a fist fight at the residence. Officers separated the individuals. Escort, one of the subjects involved, was placed under arrest for disturbing the peace by fighting.

—The other man involved in the incident, Marshall Martinez, 27, of Orange Street in Morgan City, was also arrested and charged with disturbing the peace by fighting. Both were taken to jail and released after posting bail.

—Gina Philburn, 43, of Aucoin Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:41 p.m. Friday for theft less than $300 and resisting an officer. Officers were summoned to the Rite Aid in Morgan City regarding a shoplifter.

Philburn was detained by store personnel after placing several items in her purse, the report stated. Philburn was questioned by police officers. Officers attempted to place Philburn under arrest at which time she began to struggle with officers.

She was taken to jail where she remains with bail set at $904.

—Gayle Rogers Robinson, 35, of Lakewood Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:05 p.m. Sunday on two counts stop sign violation, flight from an officer, no vehicle insurance and failure to secure registration. Officers observed a vehicle in the area of Fifth and Freret streets in Morgan City committing a stop sign violation. As officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop, according to Crouch. The driver of the vehicle continued and ran another stop sign with the officer in pursuit. The vehicle was eventually stopped after additional units arrived in the area. The driver of the vehicle, Robinson, told officers he refused to stop because he was aware the vehicle he was operating was not supposed to be on the road, the report stated. He was taken to jail and released on bail.

—Shenandoah Shane Drury, 33, of Fifth Street in Morgan City, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear for littering after officers were at a Fifth Street residence investigating an unrelated complaint. Drury was found to be a wanted person by the Morgan City Police Department. Drury was taken to jail where he remains

—Raul Lopez, 41, of Egle Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:20 p.m. Sunday for no driver’s license after officers observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Dixie Homes in Morgan City. Officers stopped the vehicle and discovered that the driver, Lopez, did not have a valid driver’s license or identification. He was taken to jail where he remains.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:

—Donald Joseph Deshotel, 26, of Jennings, was arrested at 1:04 p.m. Sunday for speeding 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, driving under suspension, no insurance and expired license plate. Deshotel’s bail is set at $814.

—Chance Joseph, 19, of Railroad Avenue in Patterson, was arrested at 6:37 p.m. Friday on a warrant for Morgan City police. Joseph was transferred to Morgan City police.

—James Anthony Tarleton, 19, of Taft Street in Patterson, was arrested at 10:07 a.m. Saturday for disturbing the peace by noise, seatbelt violation and resisting officers by flight. Tarleton was released on $650 bail.

—Mark Anthony LaPoint, 22, of Todd Street in Berwick, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Saturday for expired commercial license plate, expired registration and suspended driver’s license. LaPoint was released on $652 bail.

—Sherlock Levison, 44, of Main Street in Patterson, was arrested at 1:04 a.m. Saturday for resisting an officer-failure to comply. Levison was released on $264 bail.

—Ledrick D. Eackles, 24, of Elm Grove Drive in Baton Rouge, was arrested at 2:52 a.m. Saturday for speeding 67 mph in a 55 mph zone and suspended driver’s license. Eackles was released on $478 bail.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

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