Man arrested for possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled drug

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD

zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

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

—Drew Baugher, 23, of Rizzo Street in Patterson, was arrested at 10:52 p.m. Friday for possession of schedule III (Klonopin), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area observed a vehicle in the median with its hood up. The deputy stopped to provide assistance to the stranded motorist. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Baugher, who acted suspicious, Hebert stated. The deputy received consent to search Baugher and the vehicle and located a handgun, shotgun, several pills, and a syringe, the report stated. Baugher was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on $11,500 bail.

—Todd Schouest, 43, of Lyles Street in Franklin, was arrested Friday on a warrant from Morgan City Police for simple battery domestic abuse. A deputy located Schouest at the parish courthouse in Franklin on the warrant. He was taken to the parish jail for booking and later transferred to another jurisdiction.

—Two female juveniles, both 16 and both of Patterson, were arrested at 4:04 p.m. Friday for theft of goods.

A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at Burke’s Outlet in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that two juvenile females were observed concealing items within a purse. The juveniles then exited the store without paying for the items. Both juveniles were released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.

—Rose Short Williams, 63, of Glenwood Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 6:11 p.m. Friday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at Burke’s Outlet store in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that Williams was observed on video surveillance placing items in her purse. Williams was released on a summons to appear in court on Aug. 23.

—Tiffany Simmons, 30, of Gates Lane in Franklin, was arrested at 4:58 p.m. Saturday for criminal trespass. A deputy responded to a complaint of a disturbance at the Amelia Belle Casino in Amelia. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from casino security that Simmons disregarded posted signs, bypassed a chained off area, and entered an area of the boat that is restricted to the public, the report stated. Casino boat security made contact with Simmons, who refused to leave. Simmons was taken to the parish jail and held. She was released on $500 bail.

—Lucino Zamudio Calderon, 55, of West Syls Lane in Amelia, was arrested at 12:39 a.m. Sunday for reckless operation and operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the United States. A deputy patrolling the Amelia area observed a vehicle strike the median on Joel Street and cross the center line of Lake Palourde Road. When the deputy conducted a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle stopped in the roadway. After moving the vehicle to a nearby parking lot, the driver identified as Calderon, was unable to produce a valid driver’s license. Upon further investigation, Calderon was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Baxter Billiot, 18, of John Street in Patterson, was arrested on 11:49 p.m. Sunday for filing or maintaining false public records and failure to report an accident. A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle that had flipped over just off of Chitimacha Trail. The deputy identified the driver of the vehicle as Billiot, who was not located at the scene. Billiot was later located in Patterson. He stated to the deputy that his vehicle had been stolen, according to Hebert. However, the deputy received statements from witnesses that indicated Billiot was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. Following further investigation, Billiot then admitted he was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash, the report stated. He was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Gregory Payne, 37, of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 1:37 a.m. today for disturbing the peace intoxicated and on a warrant for violation of a protective order. A deputy responded to a complaint of a disturbance on Saturn Road. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that Payne was banging on the door of a residence. The deputy located Payne under a nearby mobile home. He was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Damon Early Thomas, 19, of Riverwood Circle in Bossier City, was arrested at 8:41 p.m. Sunday for theft of goods, resisting an officer by giving false information, and on four warrants from Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, each on the charge of failure to appear for attempted felony theft. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area responded to a report of a shoplifter who had fled Walmart on foot.

The deputy located the suspect on the corner of Arlington Street and Southeast Boulevard. The suspect was apprehended and the stolen property, a pair of shorts and a baseball cap, were recovered. During the subsequent investigation, the suspect gave the deputy a false name, the report stated. The deputy identified the suspect as Thomas who was also wanted on warrants. Thomas was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:

—Jordan Avery Steele, 33, of Sandra Street in Morgan City, was arrested on 10:05 a.m. Friday for violation of a protective order, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Steele was located at a Sandra Street business and was arrested after a complaint was received that he had violated the terms of a protective order. During his arrest, he was also found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and a pipe commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics, Crouch stated. He was additionally charged. Steele was taken to the Morgan City Jail and is being held on $2,500 bail.

—Chad Edward Naquin, 41, of Plaquemine, was arrested at 11:48 a.m. Friday for disturbing the peace intoxicated.

Morgan City police received a complaint of an intoxicated person at a downtown business. Officers arrived and located Naquin who appeared highly intoxicated, the report stated. He was taken to the Morgan City Jail where he remains with a cash bail.

—Todd David Schouest, 43, of Franklin, was arrested at 2 p.m. Friday on a warrant for two counts of domestic abuse battery, on a warrant for simple criminal damage to property and on a warrant for theft less than $300.

Morgan City Police Department received information that the subject was at the courthouse in Franklin.

The Morgan City Police Department held active warrants for Schouest’s arrest. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted to assist in locating and arresting Schouest, Crouch stated. Schouest was located and taken to the Morgan City Jail. The warrants stemmed from an incident which occurred in Morgan City on April 24 during a domestic disturbance.

—Kevin Lyons Hartsell, 31, of Belanger Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:43 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for a probation violation and disturbing the peace intoxicated after he was located at the corner of Ditch Avenue and La. 182 by a patrolling police officer. Hartsell appeared to be highly intoxicated, according to Crouch. He was taken to the Morgan City Jail where it was learned that Hartsell also was a wanted person by the Sixth Ward Court for a probation violation. He remains in jail.

— Chasity Lynn Smith, 29, of Houma, was arrested at 10:03 p.m. Saturday for appearing intoxicated in public.

Security officers at Lake End Park encountered a woman who appeared highly intoxicated, according to Crouch. Officers were summoned to the scene and made efforts to contact family members. When those efforts failed, Smith was taken to the Morgan City Jail. She remains in jail with bail set at $292.

—Cory Scott Fuhrer, 33, of John Street in Berwick, was arrested at 1:38 a.m. Sunday for disturbing the peace.

Officers were summoned to a local lounge for a subject causing a disturbance. When officers arrived, Fuhrer was identified as the person causing a disturbance and continued to cause a disturbance, despite being warned by police officers, the report stated. He was taken to the Morgan City Jail and was released after posting $292 bail.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:

—Frank Anthony Rebardi, 47, of Pharr Street in Berwick, was arrested at 9:28 p.m. Saturday for fourth offense domestic abuse battery and resisting an officer. Rebardi’s bail is set at $22,000.

—Celeste Marie Day, 37, of Pharr Street in Berwick, was arrested at 9:28 p.m. Saturday for domestic abuse battery. Day was taken to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:

—Oscar Carlson, 41, of Ava Drive in Iowa, was arrested at 4:26 a.m. Sunday for speeding 70 mph in a 55 mph zone and suspended driver’s license.

Carlson was released on $478 bail.

—Mark Jones, 40, of Tall Timber Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. Saturday for simple battery involving domestic violence. Jones is still being held.

—Tresh Jones, 40, of Tall Timber Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. Saturday on a warrant for another jurisdiction for failure to comply and disturbing the peace. Jones is being held on $2,000 bail.

—Henry Tabor, 33, of Fourth Street in Patterson, was arrested at 4:35 p.m. Saturday for DWI second offense. Tabor was arrested by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement. Tabor’s blood alcohol content was .119 grams-percent, according to LaSalle.

—A 16-year-old female juvenile was arrested at 5:57 a.m. Sunday for a curfew violation. She was released to her parent.

—Deion Notto, of Jeffery Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:39 p.m. Friday for loud music, disturbing the peace by language and on a warrant. Notto was released on bail.

—Arthur Gant, 54, of Cleveland Street in Patterson, was arrested at 11:26 a.m. Sunday for theft by shoplifting and on a warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. Gant is still being held.

Arrest clarification

The Jason Cavalier listed in the May 10 St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest report is not Jason Paul Cavalier, 38, of 518 Hilda St., Morgan City.

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