Houma family charged with shoplifting in Bayou Vista

A Houma family charged with shoplifting together in Bayou Vista was arrested Saturday night.

Randy Turner, 36, of Memory Lane in Houma and Genell Boyd, 36, of Turtle Court in Houma, were arrested Saturday at 8:44 p.m. at the Bayou Vista Walmart. Turner was charged with theft of goods, while Boyd was charged with theft of goods over $500.

With them were a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, both from Houma, who also were arrested for theft of goods at the same time. Both of the teens are related to one of the adults, Sheriff Mark Hebert said.

A deputy responded to a report of shoplifting at Walmart in Bayou Vista where the deputy learned from store security that Boyd and the two juveniles were observed taking several items from their packaging and concealing them. Turner was observed leaving the store with a television without paying for it, the sheriff said.

Turner remains jailed with no bail set. Boyd was released on a summons to appear in court Oct. 9, while the two juveniles were released to a guardian.

St. Mary Sheriff Mark Hebert also reported the following arrests:

—Joseph Butler Jr., 56, of Cleveland Street in Patterson was arrested at 5:26 p.m. Friday on a warrant for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives located Butler at the corner of Pecos Street and Railroad Avenue in Morgan City and arrested him on the warrant. Butler remained jailed this morning with no bail set.

—Justin Scarborough, 21, of Delmar Avenue in Bayou Vista was arrested at 6:39 a.m. Sunday for disturbing the peace.

—Krystal Meranta, 24, of Clarke Road in Bayou Vista was arrested at 6:40 a.m. Sunday for disturbing the peace and on a warrant for failure to appear.

A deputy responded to a report of a disturbance on Clarke Road in Bayou Vista in which Scarborough and Meranta were involved in a loud verbal argument yelling vulgar and obscene language, Hebert said. Scarborough was released on $500 bail. Meranta was released after posting $839.50 bail.

—Louis Bourque, 27, of Second Street in Amelia was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Friday for violation of protective orders and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of speeding. A deputy responded to a complaint of a violation of a protective order in which Bourque made contact with the holder of the protective order via multiple text messages, Hebert said. Bourque was located at his residence and remained jailed this morning with no bail set.

—Johnny Cancienne, 43, of Napoleonville was arrested at 11:05 p.m. Friday for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer. A deputy responded to a 911 hang-up call at the Amelia Belle Casino in Amelia. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from security personnel that Cancienne was asked to leave the establishment. The deputy found Cancienne smelling of alcohol, the report stated. During the course of the investigation, Cancienne continued to curse despite being repeatedly asked to stop by the deputy, Hebert said, adding that Cancienne resisted the deputy during the arrest. Cancienne was released after posting $1,250 bail.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:

—Rogleo V. Trevino, 45, of Pharr, Texas, was arrested at 3:03 a.m. Saturday for speeding 70/55, open container, no driver’s license and littering on U.S. 90. He was released after posting a city fine of $893.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:

—Kristi Simmons, 28, of Joseph Street in Morgan City was arrested at 7:13 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 90 westbound for driving under suspension and no proof of insurance. She posted bail of $1,250.

St. Martin Sheriff Ronnie Theriot reported the following arrest:

—Stephen Franks, 38, of Tower Tank Road in Morgan City was arrested for simple possession of marijuana.

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