Morgan City man accused of battery on fellow employee

Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:

—David Lee Martinez, 49, of Morgan City, was arrested at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday for simple battery. Officers received a complaint from a Roderick Street business in regards to a person who had committed a battery on a fellow employee. Officers investigating were advised that Martinez had committed a battery on another employee and had left the business, according to Crouch. Officers located Martinez at his residence and placed Martinez under arrest. Martinez was taken to the Morgan City Jail where he remains.

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

—Benjamin Cheramie, 42, of Fir Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:32 p.m. Wednesday for possession of cocaine and disturbing the peace. Narcotics detectives were patrolling the Morgan City area when they observed a man on Maine Alley who was yelling loudly and taking off his shirt in preparation to fight with another person. Detectives made contact with the man, identified as Cheramie. Detectives received consent to search his person and located a bag of cocaine in Cheramie’s pocket, according to Hebert. Cheramie was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Cherie LaShelle Tapia, 35, of Carol Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation. A deputy located Tapia at her residence on the warrant. She was taken to the parish jail and held. Bail is set at $20,000.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.

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