Sheriff's Department makes arrests in hotel robbery

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office made arrests involving a Tuesday fight at the Plantation Inn in Bayou Vista that resulted in the victim being hospitalized.

Cody J. Chaisson, 24, of Edna Street in Morgan City and Luke A. Newcomb, 25, of Legnon Court in Morgan City were arrested Wednesday on warrants for aggravated second-degree battery and home invasion.

Sheriff Mark Hebert said Chaisson and Newcomb forced their way into the victim’s motel room where they beat the victim who was taken to Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, treated for injuries and later released.

Newcomb had to be located by the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was turned over to the local authorities and arrested at 2:34 p.m. Chaisson turned himself in to the Morgan City sheriff’s office at 4:13 p.m. after learning of a warrant for his arrest.

Both remained incarcerated this morning with no bonds set.

Also arrested by the sheriff’s office were:

—Rashaud A. Thomas, 18, of Grace Street, Morgan City, Wednesday at 2:19 p.m. for theft by shoplifting. The crime occurred at Wal-Mart in Bayou Vista where Thomas allegedly took a pair of ear phones valued at $10. He was issued a summons to appear in court.

—Kendall J. Johnson, 21, of South Road, Bayou Vista, Wednesday at 12:50 p.m. in the Bayou Vista area on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. Booked into the parish jail with a $10,000 bond.

—Amanda R. Bernadou, 36, of La Rochelle Road, Prairieville, Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. on a warrant for theft. She turned herself in to the sheriff’s office. Posted a $1,000 bond and was released.

—Jagger J. Broussard, 19, of Saturn Road, Bayou Vista; arrested in the Bayou Vista area during an investigative stop on two subjects walking Wednesday at 11:35 p.m.; arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Booked into the parish jail with a $3,500 bond.

Elsewhere, the Morgan City Police Department made three arrests, two stemming from a missing wallet at Anytime Fitness, and one for ongoing investigations into defacing of property with graffiti, according Capt. Mike Marino.

Emily Borel, 18, of First Street, Patterson, was arrested Wednesday at 12:25 p.m. and charged with four counts of criminal damage to property. Complaints were made of graffiti on May 1, and Borel admitted to spray painting on the floodwall at 1022 Front St., on the bridge piers of both highway bridges crossing the Atchafalaya River, on the wall of Rouses Supermarket, along David Drive, and on a U-Haul truck located at Lakeside Supermarket.

She was arrested, booked, and incarcerated with no bond set.

Kendric Fenner, 26, and Frederick Fenner, 24, both of Terrebonne Street, Morgan City, were arrested today at 12:17 a.m. and each charged with two counts of simple burglary and possession of stolen property.

F. Fenner also was arrested on a fugitive warrant for a Lake Charles probation violation, probation violation for Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and for possession of alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle.

An officer on patrol near City Hall observed a silver vehicle parked in the rear of the building. Next to the car was a city-owned pickup truck belonging to the utility department.

The officer observed a black male subject inside the truck and he appeared to be rummaging through the interior. The officer stopped to check the subject out and determined that another subject was inside the silver car he had first observed. Upon coming in contact with the subjects, identified as K. Fenner and F. Fenner, the officer observed F. Fenner immediately place something into the silver car. The items were determined to be hand sanitizer and dishwashing soap.

As the officer continued his investigation, he observed a wallet on the floorboard of the silver car. He also observed a laptop computer, several computer games and a Kenwood car radio with remote control. They were unable to give officers a reason for having those things in their possession, Marino said.

A call was made to the owner of the wallet and it was determined that he had last seen his wallet at Anytime Fitness in the Guarisco Shopping Center earlier in the evening.

MCPD officers were also investigating a complaint of a vehicle burglary which had occurred near Rouses at approximately 9 p.m. During that vehicle burglary, the owner, upon returning to his vehicle, discovered his Gateway laptop computer, a “Diablo” video game and computer mouse missing. The owner was called to the scene and identified the items belonging to him, Marino said.

Both men remained incarcerated this morning with no bonds set.

The Patterson Police Department reports the follow arrests, according to Chief Patrick LaSalle:

—Robert Favors, 49, of Hickory Street, Patterson, Wednesday at 8:14 p.m. on Live Oak Street for four counts of theft for stealing four lawn mowers. Still incarcerated with no bond set.

—L.C. Williams Jr., 38, of Lucilles Lane, Venice, today at 5:38 a.m. at Cracker Barrel gas station for first offense driving while intoxicated and no proof of insurance. He had .125 grams-percent blood alcohol. He remained incarcerated this morning with no bond set.

—Hope Perry, 39, of N Street, Patterson, today at 1:45 a.m. on Williams Street, on a warrant for simple obstruction of a highway, resisting an officer by flight, obstruction of justice and driving under suspension. Incarcerated in lieu of a $1,329 bond.

—Shelbie Breaux, 21, Glenwood Street, Morgan City, and Derrick Raymond, 22, of Mill Road, Patterson, Wednesday at 1:24 p.m. for simple battery. Both remain incarcerated in lieu of $319 bonds.

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