A 23-year-old Morgan City man was arrested on numerous charges Thursday from unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling to failing to register as a sex offender, according to law enforcement officials.
—Jamarcus Jarel Clark, 23, of the 500 block of Orange Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:50 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple criminal damage to property, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
Clark was also arrested by Morgan City police on a warrant for hit and run, a warrant for suspended driver’s license, a warrant for reckless operation of a moving vehicle, a warrant for expired registration, and a warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department for failing to register as a sex offender, according to Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch.
Clark was located by Morgan City police and jailed. The warrant stems from an investigation into a complaint of an unauthorized entry into a home in Ricohoc on Oct. 28 during which a door to the residence was damaged. No bail is set.
In the same stop, Morgan City police also arrested Desmond J. Charles, 28, of Oak Street in Morgan City, at 7:52 p.m. Thursday for failure to signal a turn, no driver’s license, resisting an officer, possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance marijuana fourth offense, a warrant for failure to pay a fine for improper lighting, and a warrant for failure to pay a fine for no insurance, according to Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch.
An officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Everett Street and Fifth Street after he observed the driver, Charles, fail to signal a turn. The driver of the vehicle was stopped, at which time the passenger, identified as Jamarcus Clark, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Clark was later located at Brownell Homes and arrested, Crouch said.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 39 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Raymond Gaspar Jr., 32, of the 600 block of Duhon Road in Duson, was arrested at 7:44 p.m. Thursday for possession of Legend Drug (Amoxil) without a prescription, improper lane usage, no driver’s license, and on a warrant from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on a traffic violation.
Narcotics detectives patrolling the Morgan City area watched a vehicle swerve onto the shoulder of the roadway. Detectives identified the driver as Gaspar. Detectives located Amoxil pills in the vehicle. As the investigation continued, detectives discovered that Gaspar also held the active warrant for his arrest. Gaspar was jailed with no bail set.
—Ashlea Rassat, 28, of the 1600 block of La. 317 in Centerville, was arrested at 4:56 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that Rassat was seen on video surveillance concealing make up items in her purse. Rassat was jailed and released on $1,000 bail.
—Brad Derouen, 23, of the 1300 block of Middle Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 7 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods.
—Robyn Blanc, 28, of the 1300 block of Middle Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 7 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods.
A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Both were released on summonses to appear in court on March 26.
—April K. Modeliste, 21, of the 7000 block of Caprice Drive in Baton Rouge, was arrested at 7:29 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace.
—Hermeisha S. Hawkins, 19, of the 200 block of Arizona Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:29 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace.
A deputy responded to a complaint of a disturbance in the parking lot of a business in Bayou Vista off U.S. 90. The deputy learned that Modeliste and Hawkins were involved in a physical altercation. Both were released on summons to appear in court March 26.
Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:
—Donald R. Barber, 34, of Iowa Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for second degree battery and a warrant for simple battery.
Barber was located at Huntsville Correctional Facility in Texas and arrested on outstanding warrants for the Morgan City Police Department stemming from an incident in 2007 alleging that Barber committed a battery on a female resulting in injuries. Barber was extradited back to the Morgan City Police Department with bail set at $20,000.
—Ameedah T. Charles, 29, of Second Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for two counts of contempt of court. Charles was transported to the Morgan City Jail by St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department.
—Richard W. Bates, 59, of Lee Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 9:06 a.m. Thursday for entry onto premises after being forbid.
Bates was located by an off-duty police officer working security at a local supermarket and arrested for returning to the premises after management had banned him from the premises due to previous problems, Bates said. He was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.