Patterson man faces multiple charges
A 25-year-old Patterson man was arrested Monday by Morgan City police on multiple charges after he allegedly got out of his vehicle and ran from officers when they approached him because he was wanted on warrants from several departments, according to Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch.
Anthony Variet, 25, of Cleveland Street in Patterson, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Monday, charged with reckless operation of a vehicle, resisting an officer; fugitive warrant for Patterson Police Department for disturbing the peace fighting, discharging a firearm in the city limits, disturbing the peace by alarming the public, on a fugitive warrant for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for simple possession of marijuana, on a bench warrant for the 16th Judicial District Court for failure to appear for trial on charges of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple kidnapping, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, criminal neglect of family; Morgan City Court warrants for failure to appear for driving under suspension, no vehicle inspection sticker, telephone harassment; a 32nd Judicial District Court warrant for Terrebonne Parish for failure to appear for speeding 80 mph in a 55 mph zone, and no driver’s license.
Morgan City police received a call of Variet being in the area of Egle Street. Numerous departments held warrants for his arrest. Upon arrival, officers observed him travelling west in a vehicle on Egle Street. They attempted to stop his vehicle and he turned south on Shannon Street, east on Terrebonne Street. The vehicle stopped and Variet, who was the driver, exited and began running from the officers, according to Crouch. They gave pursuit and Variet was subsequently captured after crossing a fence at the rear of a Bowman Street residence. He was taken to jail with no bail set at this time.
Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:
—Dedrick Gant Sr., 27, of Live Oak Street in Patterson, was arrested Monday, on a warrant hold for the St. Mary Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on the charge of unlawful use of identification to gain access to a gaming establishment.
Gant was observed on the corner of Garber Street and Federal Avenue, according to Crouch. A local warrant check was made and a warrant for his arrest was discovered. He was taken to jail with no bail set at this time.
—Burnell Albert Narcisse, 47, of Keith Street in Morgan City was arrested on Tuesday on warrants for resisting an officer, probation violation, simple battery domestic violence. He was additionally charged with another count of resisting an officer,
Morgan City police received information that Narcisse was in the Jacquet Homes area and was wanted by police on outstanding warrants. Officers located him on Apple Street. Police say that Narcisse attempted to conceal his true identity by providing officers with false information. He remains jailed with no bail set.
—Jesse P. Ludeau, 26, of Elizabeth was arrested early this morning and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, flight from an officer, reckless operation of a vehicle, criminal trespassing, discharge of a firearm within the city limits, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated second offense.
Shortly after midnight, officers responded to a complaint involving gun shots being fired in the area of Levee Road in Morgan City. Officers responding to the scene located a vehicle fitting the description they were provided. According to the report the driver of the vehicle refused to stop for officers and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. The driver of the vehicle stopped and both the driver and passenger are said to have attempted to flee the area on foot. Both were detained by officers in the area of Elm Street.
Ludeau is said to have admitted he randomly fired several shots from a .40-caliber handgun from his vehicle. The handgun was recovered. Police say that Ludeau is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm and was also found to be in an intoxicated condition. Ludeau is said to have registered a.158g% on the Intoxilyzer 5000 test. He remains jailed with no bail set.
The passenger, Bradley Vincent, 32, of Patterson who also attempted to flee was arrested and charged resisting an officer.