Morgan City man arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm

Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:

—Vincent Washington, 59, of Eleventh Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:33 p.m. Friday on a warrant for aggravated assault with a firearm.

Washington was located in the Brownell Homes area. The warrant stems from an incident in July where the victim alleged that Washington pointed a firearm at them, Crouch stated. He was booked into the Morgan City Jail and released on bail.

—Donald Ray Engleton, 51, of Bryant Drive in Baton Rouge, was arrested at 9:03 a.m. Friday on warrants for failure to appear for DWI first offense, a probation violation, and failure to pay a fine for DWI first offense.

Morgan City police responded to a complaint of a suspicious person in the area of Youngs Road, which was called in by an off duty Morgan City police officer. Officers responded and located Engleton who was wanted on outstanding warrants for the City Court of Morgan City. He was taken to the police department and held with bail set at $1,957.

—Debra Corter, 42, of Parro Lane in Berwick, was arrested at 10:31 a.m. Friday for theft of goods value $18.95.

Officers were dispatched to a local supermarket regarding a shoplifter. Officers arrived and were advised that store employees had detained Corter after she was observed attempting to leave the store without paying for items. She was found to be in possession of $18.95 worth of items in question. She was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held with bail set at $492.

—Edward Anthony Gil, 35, of Jennie Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:34 a.m. Friday for disturbing the peace, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers were summoned to the Holiday Inn regarding a subject causing a disturbance. Officers arrived to discover that Gil had already left the scene but learned that the subject was en route to his residence located on Jennie Drive. Officers located Gil on Jennie Drive and attempted to speak with him. Gil appeared disoriented and would not follow officers’ commands. He went to the area of his residence where he continued his behavior. Gil threw objects from his pocket where officers observed items of paraphernalia which he had discarded, Crouch stated.

Officers secured the residence and, upon doing so, observed suspected illegal narcotics which led to officers securing a search warrant for the residence, Crouch stated. Upon searching the residence, officers located suspected marijuana. Gil was taken to Morgan City Jail and held with bail set at $1,776.

—Brandy D. Anthony, 38, of Morgan City, was arrested at 1:50 p.m. Friday for theft of goods (less than $100).

Officers were summoned to a local supermarket after a female was observed attempting to leave the store without paying for items. She was observed by store employees attempting to leave the store without paying for several seafood items, Crouch stated. The items were recovered. Anthony was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and released after posting $492 bail.

—Ira James Minor, 47, of Abbeville, was arrested at 10:52 p.m. Friday for criminal trespassing.

Officers received a complaint regarding an intruder in a vacant house located on Brashear Avenue. Officers arrived at the residence and located a person sleeping inside the vacant house. Minor was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held on $342 bail.

—Troy Joseph Madise, 49, of Grizzaffi Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11 p.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to pay a fine for simple battery.

Officers patrolling the Railroad Avenue area detained Madise near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and East Boulevard. Madise was found to be wanted on outstanding warrants for the City Court of Morgan City. He was taken to the police department and is being held on $674 bail.

—Jeremie Jacobs Martin, 34, of Fig Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:16 p.m. Sunday on warrants for a stop sign violation, expired license plate.

Officers received a call in regards to a disturbance at a Fig Street residence. Upon arrival, officers located Martin who was causing problems at the residence, Crouch stated. Martin was discovered to be a wanted person for outstanding warrants for the Morgan City Police Department. He was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held.

—Thomas Devin Remedies, 20, of Second Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:24 p.m. Saturday on a fugitive warrant for the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office for aggravated flight from an officer.

Morgan City police received a call to locate Remedies on an outstanding warrant for the Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office. Officers arrived at Remedies’ residence on Second Street where he was located and taken to the Morgan City Police Department and transferred to Terrebonne Parish authorities.

—Joshua Donnel Robertson, 21, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:50 a.m. Saturday for no vehicle insurance and no driver’s license. Robertson was taken to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and released after posting $572 bail.

—Kristyn Parker, 21, of Bowman Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:32 a.m. Saturday for two brake lamps required and driving a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Parker was stopped after officers observed the vehicle she was driving did not have proper lighting in the area of Hickory and Cedar streets. Parker was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held.

—Joseph Ray Martinez, 23, of Trevino Street in Berwick, was arrested at 6 p.m. Sunday on a warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for issuing worthless checks.

Martinez, who was in the Morgan City Jail, was discovered to be a wanted person on an outstanding warrant for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department. He was booked and placed back into the Morgan City Jail.

Martinez was originally arrested by Morgan City police at 2:40 p.m. Sunday for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

He was observed operating a vehicle in the area of Federal Avenue and Egle Street when a Morgan City police officer, aware of Martinez’ current status, detained him and placed him under arrest.

—Stevenson Sosa, 29, of Aucoin Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. Sunday for domestic abuse battery, aggravated criminal damage to property, and simple criminal damage to property.

Officers were dispatched to Walgreens parking lot regarding a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived to investigate, the officers were advised that Sosa was in the process of exchanging custody of a minor child at that location. Sosa became upset with his estranged wife and an argument ensued. Sosa allegedly got into his vehicle and reportedly intentionally struck his spouse’s vehicle causing damage, Crouch stated. The act also damaged a shopping cart belonging to Walgreens. Sosa, who had left the scene, was located at his residence. He was placed under arrest based on witnesses’ statements as well as physical evidence and was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held.

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

—Megan E. Theiring, 27, of the 600 block of Oak Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 4 p.m. Friday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at Walmart in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store security personnel that Theiring was observed placing items on her person. Following an investigation, she was released on a summons to appear in court on Oct. 9.

—Kentrell Francis Diggs, 21, of the 400 block of Lagonda Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 11:21 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of a schedule I drug. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area made contact with a subject who was walking on Saturn Road. Upon speaking with the subject, identified as Diggs, the deputy learned of the warrant for his arrest. Diggs was taken to the parish jail and held. His bail is set at $10,000.

—David Lenes Aucoin Jr., 17, of the 100 block of Cremo Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 8:01 p.m. Saturday for abuse of toxic vapors, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids).

—Tanner Aaron Aucoin, 17, of Three B’s Lane in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 8:01 p.m. Saturday for possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids) and abuse of toxic vapors.

While patrolling the Bayou Vista area, a deputy responded to a complaint of a possible trespasser on Three B’s Lane. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with David Aucoin and Tanner Aucoin. During the investigation, illegal drugs and paraphernalia were located. Both were taken to the parish jail and held. David Aucoin’s bail is set at $4,500. Tanner Aucoin was released on $3,000 bail.

—Rickey Guerra, 47, of the 100 block of Poncio Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:43 p.m. Saturday for tail lights required, driving under suspension, failure to secure registration for a motor vehicle, switched license plate, no insurance, and on a warrant for failure to appear on traffic violations including speeding and careless operation. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with an unlit tail light and no visible license plate. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Guerra.

During the investigation, Guerra was unable to provide proper documents on the vehicle or a driver’s license. The deputy also learned that Guerra was using the license tag from another vehicle and that he was wanted on an active warrant for other traffic related offenses. Guerra was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on $4,500 bail.

—Joseph Lee Hart, 30, of the 400 block of Second Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:52 a.m. Sunday for domestic abuse battery. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area responded to a report of a battery at the Plantation Inn. During the investigation, the deputy determined that a woman and Hart were involved in a verbal argument when Hart grabbed the woman by the arm and pushed her. Hart was taken to the parish jail and held. Hart was released on $2,500 bail.

—Sonnie Thibodeaux Bazor, 42, of the 300 block of Grizzaffi Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:40 p.m. Sunday on four warrants for failure to appear on the charges of issuing worthless checks. A deputy located Bazor at her residence on the warrants. Bazor was taken to the parish jail and held. Bail is set at $14,900.

—Deborah Anne Bourgeois, 24, of the 800 block of U.S. 90 East in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 7:09 p.m. Sunday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at Walmart in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store security personnel that Bourgeois was observed placing items in her purse. Following an investigation, she was taken to the parish jail and held. Bail is set at $1,000.

—Christopher Allen Oubre Jr., 18, of the 100 block of La. 182 East in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:09 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for principal to aggravated battery. A deputy made contact with Oubre in the parking lot of a business in Bayou Vista. While speaking with Oubre, the deputy learned of the warrant for his arrest. He was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on $2,500 bail.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:

—Christopher Hoobler, 25, was arrested at 5:04 p.m. Saturday for 79 mph in a 55 mph and possession of drug paraphernalia second offense. Hoobler is being held with no bail set at this time.

—Deshaune Charles, 23, of the 1500 block of Sixth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:54 a.m. Sunday for speeding 43 mph in a 35 mph zone and suspended driver’s license. Charles was released on a $491 paid city fine.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:

—Charlotte Trahan, 25, of the 100 block of Louisa Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:15 p.m. Sunday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids with intent to distribute, possession of schedule IV Clonazepam with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, misuse of toxic vapors, driving under suspension, and speeding 39 mph in a 20 mph zone. Trahan was transferred to the parish jail in Centerville, and is awaiting bail to be set.

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