Man arrested for disturbing the peace after bar incident

BAYOU VISTA, La. — A 23-year-old Patterson man was arrested Sunday after a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputy responded to a complaint of a hit and run at a bar in Bayou Vista where, according to witness statements, the man threatened a woman’s life,

—Jonathan Ray Beadle, 23, of the 400 block of Charlotte Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 1:49 a.m. Sunday for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer. A deputy responded to a complaint of a hit and run at a bar on La. 182 in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy took statements from witnesses about an altercation that took place inside the bar before the damage to the vehicle was found. Witnesses stated that Beadle threatened a woman’s life and that he would be waiting for her when she left the bar, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said.

The deputy located Beadle with a beer in his lap in his vehicle in the parking lot of the business. During the investigation, Beadle attempted to flee from the deputy, Hebert said. Beadle was taken to the parish jail and held. He was later released on $1,500 bail. The hit and run complaint remains under investigation at this time.

Hebert reported responding to 112 complaints in the parish over a 72-hour period, and reported the following arrests in East St. Mary Parish:

—Timothy Kirk Paul, 44, and Karen Michelle Johnson, 51, both of the 500 block of Knight Street in Berwick, were arrested at 4:15 p.m. Friday. Paul was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of schedule III (Lortab), possession of schedule IV (Xanax), possession of a legend drug (Narvase) without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and transactions involving drug proceeds. Johnson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Narcotics division detectives executed a search warrant at the residence of Paul and Johnson. Detectives located powder cocaine and crack cocaine. Marijuana, Lortab pills, Xanax pills, Narvase pills, and drug paraphernalia were also found at the residence, Hebert said. Detectives seized $365 in U.S. currency pending forfeiture. Paul and Johnson were taken to the parish jail and held. Johnson was released on $1,500 bail. No bail is set for Paul.

—Megan Marie Falgout, 29, of the 300 block of Charlotte Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 2:04 p.m. Friday on warrants for failure to appear on the charges of theft (less than $500) and unauthorized use of an access card. A deputy located Falgout at her residence on the warrant. She was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Brandi M. Durand, 31, of the 300 block of Egle Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:59 p.m. Friday for theft. A deputy was flagged down in the parking lot of a store in Bayou Vista in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon speaking with store personnel, the deputy learned that Durand was seen placing items in her purse and leaving the store without paying for the goods. Durand was released on a summons to appear in court on Dec. 11.

—Christina L. Pitre, 34, of the 700 block of Fortin Street in Berwick, was arrested at 6:54 p.m. Friday for theft of goods and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that Pitre was seen placing items in her purse and then attempting to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. The deputy also learned that Pitre held an active warrant for her arrest. She was taken to the parish jail and held. Bail is set at $6,360.51.

—Patricia Ann Kelly Smith, 31, of the 100 block of Riverview Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 7:01 p.m. Saturday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of theft at a store in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that Smith left the store without paying for several items in her shopping basket. Smith was also seen eating an item before placing the container back on the shelf. She was released on a summons to appear in court on Dec. 11.

Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:

—Becky Corbert, 37, of La. 70 in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:06 a.m. Saturday for disturbing the peace intoxicated.

Morgan City police received a complaint of a person sleeping outside a room at a local motel. Officers located a female, Corbert, sleeping outside on the walkway. Corbert appeared highly intoxicated and was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was placed into a holding cell due to her intoxicated condition until she could be processed. She remains in jail at the Morgan City Police Department.

—Amy Gentry, 32, of Spruce Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:22 p.m. Saturday for theft of goods (value $75)

The Morgan City Police Department responded to a complaint of a shoplifter at a retail store located on La. 182. Officers arrived and located Gentry, who, according to witnesses, removed the tags from several items of clothing, placing the items in her purse and attempting to leave the store without paying for the items, Crouch said. She was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and released after posting $492 bail.

—Brady J. Bray, 36, of Spruce Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:41 a.m. Sunday for appearing intoxicated in public.

Officers responded to a complaint regarding an intoxicated person at a Spruce Street residence causing a disturbance. Officers arrived and located Bray who appeared intoxicated. Officers spoke to Bray and asked him to cease and calm the disturbance, Crouch said.

Officers were again called back to the residence and were advised that Bray had created another disturbance, leaving from the residence walking, Crouch said. Officers located Bray a short distance away at which time he was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held. He was released on bail.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:

—Lester Duplechin, 60, of La. 182 in Patterson, was arrested at 12:28 a.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated second offense and open container. Duplechin was transferred to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville.

—Mark Smith, 49, of Myrtle Street in Patterson, was arrested at 5:29 p.m. Saturday for remaining where forbidden and resisting an officer. Smith is still being held.

—Daquante Williams, 17, of Morrison Street in Patterson, was arrested at 8:40 p.m. Friday for criminal damage to property more than $500. Williams is still being held.

—MacArthur Dunn, 26, of Baton Rouge, was arrested at 7:40 p.m. Thursday for no driver’s license and loud music. Dunn was released.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

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