Mark Rentrop Jr.
A Thibodaux man was jailed for drunken driving after he attempted to run another vehicle off the road in Morgan City and then fled from officers, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.
—Matthew Tabor, 28, of Thibodaux, was arrested at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday for resisting an officer by flight, driving under suspension, resisting an officer, DWI first offense, possession of marijuana and driving an unsafe vehicle.
An off-duty officer observed a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner and called an on-duty officer to say that the vehicle had just run another vehicle off of the roadway. The off-duty officer attempted to stop the vehicle, and the driver refused to stop, Banks said.
Other officers were summoned to the area and the vehicle was pursued for a short time until the suspect vehicle eventually stopped at a business on La. 182, Banks said.
The driver, Tabor, was ordered from the vehicle at which time he refused to exit. Officers then had to forcefully remove him from the vehicle, during which time Tabor began to resist officers. Tabor had to be stunned to get him placed into cuffs, Banks said. Officers located a partially smoked hand-rolled cigarette, which contained possible marijuana, in the vehicle, Banks said.
Tabor was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center where his blood was drawn to be sent in for chemical analysis. Tabor was treated and released from Teche Regional and jailed with no bail set yet.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Leah Bourgeois, 37, of Lafayette, was arrested at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday for possession of Schedule IV Soma, possession of Schedule IV Xanax, possession of Schedule II Adderall and possession of Schedule III buprenorphine.
—Christen Brown, 33, of Morgan City, was arrested at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Schedule II methamphetamine.
Officers were dispatched to a local business in regards to someone attempting to sell possible narcotics. Officers were given a description of the suspect vehicle, located the vehicle on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and received consent to search Bourgeois and Brown.
During the search of the vehicle, officers located several pills that Bourgeois admitted were hers, Banks said. Officers located a small bag of suspected methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia on Brown. Brown and Bourgeois were jailed with no bail set yet.
—Melissa Ribardi, 44, of Morgan City, was arrested at 12:09 a.m. today on a warrant for probation and parole.
Officers were dispatched to a local business on Victor II Boulevard in regard to a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle. Officers found that Ribardi was wanted by probation and parole. Ribardi was jailed with no bail set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 30 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Mark Rentrop Jr., 22, of the 300 block of La. 663 in Bayou L’Ourse, was arrested at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday for possession of Schedule I marijuana with intent to distribute, allowing an unlicensed driver to drive, and resisting an officer.
—Sarah Flynn, 23, of the 400 block of Westside Boulevard in Houma, was arrested at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday for possession of Schedule I marijuana, no driver’s license, and stop signs and yield signs violation.
A deputy patrolling the Amelia area saw a vehicle run a stop sign at the intersection of Lake Palourde Drive and La. 182 Frontage Road nearly colliding with another vehicle.
The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Flynn, and passenger, identified as Rentrop. The deputy smelled the odor of burning marijuana emanating from the passenger side of the vehicle, and received consent to search Rentrop and the car. The deputy located marijuana in Rentrop’s pocket and a piece of a burnt marijuana cigarette inside the vehicle, Hebert said. Both occupants were transported to the parish jail.
At the jail, Rentrop refused to exit the patrol unit and began yelling and cursing at the deputy. Rentrop began to thrash around violently inside the vehicle. As he was being escorted to the booking area, Rentrop repeatedly pulled away from the deputy. No bail is set for Rentrop. Flynn was released on a summons to appear in court on June 12.
—Labron E. Lee, 21, of the 300 block of North 13th Street in Thibodaux, was arrested at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday for possession of Schedule I marijuana, possession of Schedule II crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, license plate light required and no driver’s license.
A deputy travelling on U.S. 90 observed a vehicle with no license plate light and conducted a traffic stop in Bayou Vista. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Lee, the deputy smelled burning marijuana coming from the vehicle and saw marijuana and a cigar wrap in Lee’s lap.
Lee was transported to the parish jail. The back of the deputy’s patrol unit was inspected for contraband following Lee’s transport as is standard operating procedure, Hebert said. The deputy located a small piece of crack cocaine wrapped in plastic. No bail is set for Lee.
—Caswick D. Clark, 26, of the 300 block of Third Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday for improper display of license plate, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone) and on a warrant for a probation violation.
Narcotics division detectives were patrolling in Morgan City when they observed a vehicle with no visible license plate displayed and conducted a traffic stop on Fifth Street. Detectives made contact with the driver, identified as Clark. While speaking with Clark, detectives saw a bag of crack cocaine inside the vehicle. Clark was jailed with no bail set.
—Nicole C. Harris, 40, of the 600 block of Terrebonne Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday for theft of goods.
—Passion M. Harris, 17, of the 600 block of Terrebonne Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday for theft of goods.
A deputy responded to a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Both Nicole Harris and Passion Harris were released on summonses to appear in court on June 12.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Charles Preece, 25, of the 1900 block of River Road in Berwick, was arrested at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday on a St. Mary Parish warrant for attempted possession of synthetic cannabinoids. Preece was jailed awaiting bail to be set.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.