Arrest reports

Michael Miller

Joseph Robertson

James Fletcher


A 36-year-old Morgan City man was arrested Wednesday on a warrant stemming from an incident where he intentionally crossed a traffic lane nearly striking another man’s vehicle, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Michael S. Miller, 36, of the 200 block of Southwest Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for violation of a protective order and careless operation of a motor vehicle. A deputy located Miller at a business on La. 182 in Bayou Vista on the warrant.
The warrant stems from an investigation into a report of a violation of a protective order on Feb. 25. The deputy learned that while driving on La. 182 Miller intentionally crossed a lane of traffic nearly striking the victim’s vehicle, Hebert said. Miller was jailed with no bail set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 33 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Chad Toups, 39, of the 100 block of Doris Road in Amelia, was arrested at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday for resisting an officer by giving false information, and on two warrants for theft and resisting and officer.
A deputy developed information regarding the whereabouts of a person who was wanted on warrants. The deputy located Toups on Doris Road. Toups initially gave the deputy a false name. The warrant for theft stems from an investigation into a stolen video game systems and video games. The second warrant for resisting an officer is the result of an encounter with Toups on Francis Street in which a deputy engaged in a foot pursuit after Toups fled. Toups was jailed with no bail set.
—Sanford S. Sims, 34, of the 1200 block of Davis Street in New Iberia, was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant from Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office for simple burglary. While investigating a complaint of a suspicious vehicle near the Myette Point levee, a deputy made contact with Sims and learned of the warrant for his arrest. Sims was jailed with bail set at $100,000.
—Joseph Robertson, 48, of the 400 block of Darlene Street in Patterson, was arrested at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday for domestic abuse battery in the presence of a juvenile. A deputy responded to a report of disturbance at a residence on Darlene Street. The deputy determined that Robertson began an argument with a female during which Robertson pushed and hit the female victim. The battery occurred in the presence of a toddler, Hebert said. Robertson was jailed with no bail set.
—James Fletcher, 55, of the 1900 block of Cleary Road in Florence, Miss., was arrested at 1:06 a.m. today for careless operation and driving while intoxicated. A deputy assisting with traffic on La. 182 in Morgan City while an electric company worked to restore power observed a vehicle travel past the sheriff’s unit and electric workers at a high rate of speed.
The deputy initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Fletcher. The deputy observed Fletcher stumble as he exited the vehicle and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. Fletcher refused to conduct a field sobriety test or submit to a breath test, Hebert said. Fletcher was jailed with no bail set.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Rasheika Nash, 21, of Morgan City, was arrested at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday on two warrants for simple battery and released after posting cash bail.
—Barron F. Kenner, 40, of First Street in Morgan City, was booked at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office warrants for possession of a legend drug without a prescription, possession of a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, transactions involving proceeds from controlled dangerous substance and resisting an officer. Kenner was already in jail for attempted second degree murder for an Oct. 21 shooting in Morgan City.
—Claudia Johnson, 50, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:56 p.m. Wednesday for disturbing the peace intoxicated. Johnson was located in an impaired condition at a residence on Railroad Avenue and was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

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