Centerville child killed in car accident

A Centerville child was killed Friday near Thibodaux in a single-vehicle accident.

Reports from state police allege that Kevin Vicknair of Thibodaux, was driving north on La. 308 about 9:30 p.m. and ran off the road and into a ditch. Authorities say the vehicle flipped at least once, and landed on the driver’s side in the southbound lane.

Passengers were his 3-year-old daughter Natalie, who was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene, and his son Nathan, who was treated for minor injuries at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Natalie’s mother is Heather Charpentier of Centerville.

There were two child seats in the truck, reports indicate, but it does not appear either child was properly strapped in.

Alcohol test results are pending, but state police are reported to have said they believe it was a factor in the crash.

Vicknair was charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury, two counts of child restraint violations and improper lane use.

He was held at the Lafourche Parish jail on a $110,125 bond.

Elsewhere, a Morgan City man is being held on a bond topping $700,000 for a variety of offenses.

Kentrell A. Davis, 26, of Leona Street in Morgan City was arrested Saturday at 9 p.m. on warrants for:

—Four counts of failure to appear for criminal neglect of family.

—Two counts of failure to comply with drug court.

—Four Morgan City Police Department warrants for distribution of cocaine.

A deputy patrolling the Amelia area conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for having an improperly displayed license, Sheriff Mark Hebert said.

During the investigation, Davis, a passenger in the vehicle, was located and a warrants check was conducted.

Davis was arrested and booked into the parish jail where he remained this morning in lieu of a $734,971.74 bond.

Amy M. Jackson, 29, of Lydia Street in Patterson was arrested Friday at 11:08 a.m. on a warrant for failure of sex offender to notify law enforcement of address change.

Jackson was located in the Bayou Vista area, placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail where she remained this morning with no bond set.

Joseph H. Pollard Jr., 50, of Marshall Street in Morgan City was arrested on Friday at 12:39 p.m. on warrants for failure to register as a sex offender and failure to notify law enforcement of change of address.

Pollard was located by the MCPD and turned over to the Morgan City Sheriff‘s Office. He was arrested on warrants and booked into the parish jail where he remained this morning with no bond set.

Anna Reed, 19, of Lincoln Drive in Patterson was arrested Saturday at 9 p.m. on three MCPD warrants for distribution of cocaine.

A deputy patrolling the Amelia area conducted a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle for an improperly displayed license plate.

Reed is charged with selling crack cocaine to an undercover police officer during the long term Operation November Rain, MCPD Chief Marc Folse said.

She was located in the Amelia area by St. Mary Sheriff's Office on behalf of MCPD Narcotics and transported to the City Jail where she was booked with bond set at $100,000 per count, totaling $300,000.

Hakeemia Bias, 18, of Friendship Alley in Amelia; Jerry Henderson, 33, of Chirpy’s Lane in Amelia; and Joshua Johnson, 20, of Friendship Alley in Amelia were arrested Sunday at 1:58 a.m. for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, obstruction of justice and violation of drug-free zone (church). Johnson also was charged with illegal carrying of a weapon and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.

Agents with the St. Mary Narcotics Task Force were patrolling Friendship Alley in Amelia when they conducted an investigative stop on the three suspects, during which they were found to be in possession of crack cocaine. Johnson also was found to be in possession of a small caliber handgun, Hebert said.

All three were booked into the parish jail where they remained this morning with no bonds set.

Jonathan Lewis, 34, of Louisa Street in Morgan City was arrested Saturday at 4:18 a.m. for resisting an officer with force and simple battery.

A deputy was called to the Bayou Vista Truck Stop in reference to a suspicious person.

The security officer advised that Lewis was acting suspicious and had locked himself in the restroom. The deputy made contact with the suspect and was attempting to detain him for investigation when he fled down the hallway, pushing the security guard down and fleeing the store, Hebert said.

The deputy gave chase and apprehended Lewis after a foot pursuit. He was booked into the parish jail where he remained this morning with no bond set.

Samuel Favors, 51, of Guyther Street in Patterson was arrested on Sunday at 12:53 a.m. for hit and run driving.

A deputy was called to U.S. 90 and Southeast Boulevard in Bayou Vista in reference to an accident and a suspect vehicle leaving the scene. During the investigation, the vehicle was located by the Patterson Police Department on Main Street in Patterson and detained for the Sheriff‘s Office, Hebert said.

Favors was arrested and issued a summons to appear in court.

In Berwick, a 15-year-old male was arrested Saturday at 10:06 p.m. for hit and run driving and no driver’s license.

The Berwick teen was involved in an accident at Sixth and California streets in Berwick, but left the scene. The other driver followed the teen to Morgan City, where authorities were called.

MCPD officers notified the BPD that the two vehicles were stopped at Sixth and Freret streets, BPD Chief James Richard said.

The teen was arrested and subsequently released to his guardian.

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