Arrest reports

Carla Roma

Stephensville woman jailed for intimidating witness

A Stephensville woman was jailed Thursday after threatening a juvenile demanding the victim answer questions regarding an ongoing investigation, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Carla A. Rome, 52, of the 1000 block of Susan Court in Stephensville, was arrested at 10:53 a.m. Thursday at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City for obstruction of justice and intimidating a witness.
Detectives assigned to investigate a case involving a juvenile victim repeatedly ordered Rome to not have any contact with the victim or the victim’s family.
Detectives received information that Rome was attempting to speak with the juvenile victim. According to multiple witnesses, Rome approached the victim in a threatening manner and began demanding that the victim answer questions regarding the ongoing investigation, Hebert said. Rome was jailed and released after posting $50,000 bail.
Hebert reported responding to 45 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Tyraneka Lane, 19, of the 100 block of Mallard Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:41 a.m. today for domestic abuse battery and disturbing the peace by using offensive/foul language.
—Christian Garrett, 27, of the 100 block of Mallard Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:41 a.m. today for domestic abuse battery and remaining where forbidden.
Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in progress at a residence on Vista Village Lane in Bayou Vista. Deputies learned that girlfriend and boyfriend, Lane and Garrett, committed a battery upon each other during an argument, Hebert said.
Lane repeatedly yelled foul language at deputies and Garrett. Deputies also discovered that Garrett was at the location after being banned from the property. Both were jailed with no bail set.
—Heidi M. Miller, 26, of the 600 block of Terrebonne Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:53 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule IV Xanax, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor, violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).
Narcotics division detectives went to an address in the 600 block of Terrebonne Street in an effort to locate Miller on an active warrant for arrest. Miller was located at the residence. She was jailed with no bail set.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Jessica Ross, 25, of Morgan City, was arrested at 2:35 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear for arraignment for driving under suspension and speeding.
On April 24, Ross came and turned herself in at the Morgan City Police Department on outstanding warrants. Ross was jailed and released on a $668 cash bail.
—Jennifer Wilson, 45, of Morgan City, was arrested at 9:34 p.m. Thursday for speeding 68 mph in a 45 mph zone, open container and possession of marijuana second offense.
Police were working traffic in the area of La. 182 and Aycock Street when they observed a vehicle traveling west bound that was traveling 68 mph in a 45 mph zone. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle that was being operated by Wilson.
Officers obtained consent to search her vehicle and located an open alcoholic beverage along with a pack of open cigarettes that contained a hand-rolled cigarette that contained a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, Banks said. Wilson was jailed with no bail set at this time.
—Harold Diggs Jr., 32, of Gibson, was arrested at 1:50 a.m. today for speeding 46 mph in a 35 mph zone, and possession of marijuana third offense.
—Kevin Short, 28, of Gibson, was arrested at 1:50 a.m. today for possession of marijuana and on a hold for Terrebonne Parish.
Officers were traveling east bound when they observed a vehicle traveling west bound at a speed of 46 mph in a 35 mph zone. Officers spoke to the driver, Diggs. Officers located a clear cellophane baggie containing a green vegetable matter believed to be marijuana stuffed in his right sock, Banks said. Officers spoke to the passenger, Short, who admitted to officers that he had a baggie of marijuana stuffed in his shoe, Banks said.
Officers checked and retrieved a clear baggie of green vegetable matter that is believed to be marijuana, Banks said. Short and Diggs were jailed.
—Zacharieth Lopez, 24, of Patterson, was arrested at 3:55 a.m. today on a warrant for simple assault.
Police came into contact with Lopez at the intersection of Brashear and Federal avenues. A warrants check was done and it was found that Lopez was wanted by this department. Lopez was jailed.
According to the warrant and affidavit, Lopez made repeated threats to perform injury to a female on Oct. 10, 2010, Banks said.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

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