Simple battery arrest leads to investigation and 2 drug arrests

A Patterson man was arrested Thursday after a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a fight, during which the investigation led to another investigation resulting in two drug arrests, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert.

—Jerell A. Jones, 21, of Red Cypress Road in Patterson, was arrested at 5:49 p.m. Thursday for simple battery and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of marijuana. Deputies responded to a report of a fight in a parking lot off U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, deputies learned from the complainant and other witnesses that Jones struck a 22-year-old woman on the head before leaving in a vehicle, the report stated.

The woman sustained a minor injury from the encounter, according to Hebert. Witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle including the license plate number. Using the description, narcotics detectives who were on patrol in the Patterson area located the vehicle on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Jones, a passenger, was questioned about the incident and subsequently arrested. He was taken to the parish jail and held. His bail is set at $2,100. The investigation of this complaint led to a second investigation involving sheriff’s narcotics detectives.

—Breyden Oncale, 20, of Onstead Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:41 p.m. Thursday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of drug paraphernalia, and abuse of toxic vapors.

—Thomas Remedies, 20, of Second Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:41 p.m. Thursday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids second offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and abuse of toxic vapors.

Narcotics division detectives patrolling the Morgan City area observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Freret Street and Federal Avenue. Detectives made contact with the driver, identified as Oncale, and the passenger, identified as Remedies. Detectives received consent to search the vehicle, Hebert stated. During the investigation, detectives located synthetic cannabinoids and pipes. Oncale was released on a summons to appear in court on Aug. 23. Remedies was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Lendell Riles, 23, of Tiffany Street in Patterson, was arrested at 5:52 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of schedule IV (Xanax) with intent to distribute, transactions involving drug proceeds, violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone), possession of a firearm in presence of controlled dangerous substance and obstruction of justice.

Narcotics division detectives patrolling the Patterson area observed a vehicle suspected by the patrol division to be involved in a disturbance that deputies were investigating. Detectives stopped the vehicle on Martin Luther King Boulevard and made contact with the driver, identified as Riles. Riles gave detectives consent to search the vehicle and they found marijuana, crack cocaine, Xanax pills and a firearm, he stated. Also, $560 in cash was seized pending forfeiture. Riles was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrest:

—Tommy Earl Lishman, 44, of Brule Road in Thibodaux, was arrested at 3:33 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for a probation violation for domestic simple battery.

Lishman was already in Morgan City Jail when he was booked on the charge and held.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:

—Ranesha Washington, 25, of Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette, was arrested at 12:10 a.m. today for speeding 36 mph in a 25 mph zone and suspended driver’s license. Washington paid a $478 fine and was released.

—Leslie Paul Gant, 46, of Taft Street in Patterson, was arrested at 10:10 p.m. Thursday for loud music and no driver’s license. Gant paid a $406 fine and was released.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

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