Shots fired were result of gun play; no one hit

By JEAN L. KAESS

jkaess@daily-review.com

A Sunday night report of gunshots in Morgan City was the result of gun play. No one was injured.

Chief Travis Crouch said a man fired a gun into the air at 9:26 p.m. on Egle Street. Police have a suspect identified by a witness who said the shooter was not aiming at anyone, but was firing his gun for entertainment.

The investigation is continuing. A power outage in the area near the same time was unrelated, according to city officials.

Meanwhile, a Patterson man was arrested at 4:32 p.m. Thursday for offenses against intellectual property after he is accused of having taken data from a cell phone that was undergoing repair.

Darwin Duet, 36, of Leo Drive in Patterson was arrested on Victor II Boulevard in Morgan City. Officers learned that the victim brought her cell phone to an individual for a minor repair. She later learned that data had been taken from the phone and was transmitted without her knowledge or permission, Crouch said.

Duet was jailed with no bail set.

Crouch reported the additional arrests:

—Jamie P. Adams, 23, Russo St. Berwick, was arrested at 5:57 p.m. Thursday on La. 182 for simple criminal damage to property and resisting an officer. Morgan City officers saw a man riding a bike and carrying a bag away from the police department. When officers approached, Adams threw down the bag, which contained spray paint cans, and ran. Adams admitted he had just vandalized a marked patrol car in the front parking lot of the police department. Officers confirmed the damage and found that a profane statement had been spray painted on a patrol unit. Adams was booked with no bail set.

—Jeremy Voisin, 26, of Vivian Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:12 a.m. Thursday after a traffic stop on Songe Street on warrants for failure to appear in court for possession of marijuana and failure to appear in court for possession of Xanax. Voisin was booked was with no bail set.

—Travis T. Singleton, 29, of Leona Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:26 p.m. Thursday after a traffic stop on Federal Avenue on city court warrants for failure to appear in court to pay probation fee, probation violation and failure to pay fines. He was released after posting $1,975 bail.

—Ulrick Mathews, 41, of DeRidder, was arrested at 5:44 p.m. Thursday on La. 70 for second offense driving while intoxicated and failure to appear in city court for disturbing the public intoxicated. Officers were investigating a man passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. When they arrived, they found the vehicle still running and in gear with Mathews in the driver’s seat. He failed the Intoxilyzer test, running .328 grams-percent, the report stated. Due to his high level of intoxication, he was cleared medically at the local hospital before being booked into the city jail where he remained as of Friday, the report stated.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:

—Edward Breaux, 32, of River Road in Berwick, was arrested at 6:20 p.m. Saturday for driving under suspension. He posted $1,000 bail and was released.

—Four boys, ranging in age from 12 to 14, each were charged with curfew violation and criminal mischief at 12:30 a.m. today. They were ringing doorbells and running away in the Hogan Street area. All four were released to their guardians.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:

—Amber Stratton, 18, of Tiffany Street in Patterson, was charged at 6:44 p.m. Sunday for obstruction of justice and two counts of giving false information. She is being held on $721 bail.

—James Lee Beranek, 27, of La. 182 in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:04 a.m. Friday for disturbing the peace by language on Catherine Street in Patterson. He posted bail of $285 and was released.

—Johnathan Evans Jr., 19, of Tiffany Street, was arrested at 11:40 p.m. Friday for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile on Charlotte Drive. He was released after paying $421 bail.

—Austin Paul Harris, 19, of Laura Drive on Main Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:02 a.m. Saturday for aggravated assault, disturbing the peace and two counts of resisting an officer by force. He was released on his own recognizance.

—Ericka Rose Cuvillier, 23, of Garber Street in Morgan City, was arrested at U.S. 90 and Catherine Street at 6:54 p.m. Friday for seatbelt violation, child restraint violations and resisting an officer by failure to comply. She was released after posting bail of $421.

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