St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 49 complaints in the parish and the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Joshua Navy, 26, of the 200 block of Verdun Lane in Verdunville, was arrested at 5:54 p.m. Thursday for domestic abuse battery by strangulation with juveniles present. A deputy responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Verdun Lane. The deputy determined that Navy and a female were involved in an argument when Navy grabbed the female victim by the throat yelling at her. There were four juveniles in the room of the residence where the battery occurred. Navy was jailed with no bail set.
—Joshua Dinger, 29, of the 1800 block of Filmore Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:40 p.m. Thursday for violation of driving on a roadway laned for traffic, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and introduction of contraband into a penal institution.
Detectives of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division were patrolling U.S. 90 in the Patterson area when they observed a vehicle cross over the center line. Detectives conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Dinger. Detectives located bags of methamphetamines with an estimated street value of $8,700 along with a digital scale and packaging materials. Dinger was jailed with no bail set. During booking, a search of Dinger revealed a capsule containing additional methamphetamine, Hebert said.
—Nancy Scully, of the 1400 block of Canal Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 10:15 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for two counts of failure to appear on the charge of theft. A deputy responding to a complaint made contact with Scully and learned of the warrant for her arrest. Scully was jailed with no bail set.
—De Anthony Lewis, 29, of the 100 block of Basin Street in Lafayette, was arrested at 11:22 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of Schedule I (marijuana), a warrant from Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office for flight from an officer, a warrant from Patterson police for simple battery, two warrants from Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office for probation violation and failure to appear on the charge of driving while intoxicated.
A deputy transported Lewis from the Lafayette Parish Correctional facility to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville on the warrant. No bail set.
—John Walsh, 33, of the 100 block of Cremo Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 12:03 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids). A deputy responded to complaint of a drug law violation at a local drug abuse treatment center. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that Walsh was in possession of a packet of synthetic marijuana. Walsh was jailed with bail set at $2,000.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Dwayne J. Hebert, 30, of Sulphur, was arrested at 12:46 a.m. Thursday for driving while intoxicated first offense and open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Allison Street in regard to a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner. Officers arrived in the area and located the vehicle at Justa and Allison streets and found the driver, Hebert, in an impaired condition. Hebert was found to be in possession of alcoholic beverage in his vehicle. Hebert was jailed and registered a blood alcohol concentration of .307 grams-percent. Hebert was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center for observation as a result of his high blood alcohol content.
—Dontrell D. Carter, 31, of Brashear Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:12 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, transactions involving proceeds from controlled dangerous substance activity, possession of a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, violation of uniformed controlled dangerous substance law, illegal use of controlled drug in the presence of person less than age 17, resisting an officer and a hold from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s office for failure to appear.
—Shakeita Franklin, 30, of Brashear Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:12 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance-marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, violation of uniformed controlled dangerous substance law, illegal use of controlled dangerous substance in the presence of people less than age 17 and on a warrant from Morgan City police for allowing dogs to roam.
Both Carter and Franklin were arrested after investigators executed a search warrant at a Brashear Avenue residence in Morgan City. The warrant was secured during an investigation into illegal narcotics activity. Upon executing the search warrant, Carter attempted to escape from the residence and flee from the scene. Carter was quickly apprehended and found to be in possession of marijuana.
Francis also was located inside along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The marijuana was in packaging, indicating possession for sale, Banks said. Officers located several hydrocodone pills. Several children were located within the residence and released to relatives. Detectives also discovered money believed to be derived from the sale of narcotics from the residence. Carter was wanted on a warrant from the 16th Judicial Court for failure to appear and is being held without bail on that warrant. Carter and Franklin have bail set at $300 on the other charges.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Debbie Falgoust Dehart, 35, of the 500 block of Leo Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 10:56 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for simple possession of marijuana first offense. Dehart was released on $2,000 bail. Dehart was featured in February’s Daily Review Most Wanted edition.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.