Man accused of choking girl

A Morgan City man has been accused of being intoxicated and choking a juvenile female in the pool of a local hotel Tuesday night. James Maurice Scanlan Jr., 48, of Second Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:11 p.m. after the Morgan City police received a complaint of someone choking a female juvenile near the swimming pool of a local motel.

Officers arrived at the motel where a group of juveniles were playing in the pool and learned that for no apparent reason, Scanlan grabbed the girl and was trying to push her under water, according to Lt. James Blair Morgan City police spokesperson. Blair said that the girl’s mother had been able to get her daughter away from Scanlan by the time that police arrived. He remains in jail with no bail set.

Morgan City Police Chief Travis reports the following arrests:

—Shawn Michael Pollard, 26, of Brashear Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:33 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for failure to pay drug screen fee.

A Morgan City police officer on patrol stopped Pollard near the corner of Victor II Boulevard and David Drive, and discovered him to be wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Morgan City Police Department. He was transported to the Morgan City jail. Bail was set at $230.

—Fidel Castro, 27, and Karla Hernandez, 23, both residents of Leona Street in Morgan City, were arrested at 1:19 a.m. today for domestic abuse battery.

Morgan City police received a complaint of a disturbance at the Leona Street address. Both are accused of having been involved in a fight in the front yard of the residence. They were transported to the Morgan City Police Department where they remain in jail.

—Shauntell Nicole Hartdegen, 29, of Schriever, was arrested at 1:38 a.m. today for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer

She was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she remains with bail set at $784.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reports the following arrests:

—A Bayou Vista man was arrested Tuesday for attempting to buy marijuana from narcotics detectives with the intent to distribute the drugs, according to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert.

Billy William Store, 29, of Pluto Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 9:15 p.m.

During the course of a narcotics investigation, Store made contact with detectives by cell phone and agreed to meet them at a local business in an attempt to purchase marijuana, according to Hebert. Store was transported to the parish jail. No bail has been set.

—Anthony Javonte Harris, 17, West Side Trailer Park in Amelia, was arrested at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday for three counts of resisting an officer by flight and criminal trespass.

While patrolling the Morgan City area, sheriff’s narcotics detectives say they saw a pair of males flee the area on foot. After canvassing the area, they located and apprehended one of the subjects, identified as Harris, on Mount Street.

While speaking with Harris, detectives were contacted by Morgan City police who received a complaint of two male subjects who were trespassing. According to police, Harris ran through several yards while attempting to flee from detectives. He was transported to the parish jail with bail set at $3,500.

—Evelia Pereira, 37, of Martin Lane Morgan City, was arrested at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday for no headlights, operating a vehicle without insurance and operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the United States.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reports the arrest of;

—Two juvenile males, aged 11 and 13, were arrested Tuesday for theft. The juveniles, who live on the same street with each other, were accused of stealing fishing equipment from a boat on Camille Drive in Patterson. Both boys were released to their parents.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff Ronny Theriot reports the arrest of:

—Rebecca Corbett, 37, of Levee Highway in Belle River for failure to appear.

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