T’kiyah K. Harrison
Five people including two juveniles were arrested Thursday after a fight in Verdunville, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—T’kiyah K. Harrison, 19, of the 100 block of St. Joseph Lane in Franklin, was arrested at 3:57 p.m. Thursday for contributing to the endangerment of a minor.
—Derranika Jackson, 20, of the 700 block of Deforrest Brown Lane in Centerville, was arrested at 3:57 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace fighting.
—Destinee Sims, 20, of the 100 block of St. Joseph Lane Street in St. Joseph, was arrested at 3:57 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana, disturbing the peace fighting, and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).
—A juvenile female, 15, of Centerville, was arrested at 3:57 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace fighting.
—A juvenile female, 15, of Franklin, was arrested at 3:57 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace fighting.
Deputies working a separate complaint in the Verdunville area observed several people fighting in a playground on Clausen Road South. As deputies approached the group of people, some of them fled on foot while others entered into vehicles to flee the scene, Hebert said.
A deputy on foot followed the subjects running from the area while other deputies initiated stops on the vehicles. All subjects involved were stopped, detained, and brought back to the scene of the fight. Narcotics detectives arrived to assist deputies in the investigation. While speaking with the people on scene, deputies learned that Jackson, Sims, and two 15-year-old juvenile females were fighting on the playground, Hebert reported.
Harrison knowingly transported one of the juveniles to the area to fight, Hebert said. Also, narcotics detectives located marijuana in Simms purse. Harrison, Jackson, and Simms were jailed. Harrison was released on a $2,500 bail. Jackson was released on $500 bail. Simms was released on $3,500 bail. The two juveniles were released to guardians pending juvenile court proceedings.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 39 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Tommy Donati II, 31, of the 100 block of Carter Lane in Berwick, was arrested at 6:16 p.m. Thursday for possession of drug paraphernalia, on a warrant for theft, a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of marijuana and two warrants for probation violation.
Narcotics detectives located Donati at a residence on Levee Road in Morgan City on the warrants. The warrant for theft stems from an investigation into a theft of cash less than $100. Following his arrest, detectives located a syringe on Donati, Hebert said. He was jailed with no bail set.
—Tina Ordoyne, 35, of the 100 block of Railroad Alley in Gibson, was arrested at 2:47 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods.
—Onise Lirette, 31, of the 300 block of Mahler Street in Houma, was arrested at 2:47 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods.
A deputy responded to a complaint of a shoplifter at a store in Amelia. The deputy learned from store personnel that Ordoyne attempted to leave the store with items she had not purchased.
When Ordoyne was confronted by store personnel she emptied her purse of the $69.26 worth of items she was attempting to steal. The deputy learned that Lirette aided in the crime by concealing the items in Ordoyne’s purse. Both Ordoyne and Lirette were released on summonses to appear in court Aug. 22.
—Arthur Gant, 54, of the 400 block of Cleveland Street in Patterson, was arrested at 3:20 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy learned from store personnel that Gant was seen concealing items on his person before leaving the store without paying for the goods. Gant was released on a summons to appear in court on Aug. 22.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Gregory P. Harris, 32, of Terrebonne Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:50 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal use of controlled drug in the presence of persons under the age of 17, violation of a uniformed controlled dangerous substance law-school zone, and possession of Schedule III hydrocodone.
Narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at a Terrebonne Street residence. The warrant was secured during an investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics from the residence. Officers located the resident, Harris, and found him to be in possession of a Schedule III hydrocodone.
During the search, investigators also located suspected marijuana, which Harris admitted to selling from the residence, Banks said. Due to the fact that the activity was taking place in the presence of juveniles and within 1,000 feet of a drug free and school zone, Harris was additionally charged with those violations. He was jailed.
—Shanda N. Perdue, 20, of Halsey Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:58 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace by fighting.
—Areana S. Cannadoe, 24, of Halsey Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:58 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace by fighting.
Officers were dispatched to a Halsey Street residence regarding a fight between two females. Officers learned that Perdue and Cannadoe had been involved in a fist fight causing a disturbance at the residence. Both females were jailed.
—Craig M. Free, 28, of River Road in Berwick, was arrested at 5:29 p.m. Thursday on warrants for no insurance and no license plate required and on a warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear for violation of a protective order. Free was located at the Berwick Police Department and jailed.
—Diedra R. James, 36, of Fifth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for two counts of contempt of court. James was located near Grizzaffi Street and La. 182 and jailed.
—Austin T. Martinez, 20, of Maple Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:37 a.m. today for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and no license plate lamp.
An officer observed a vehicle on La. 182 with improper lighting and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver of the vehicle, Martinez, was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. He was jailed.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.