Suspect in July Morgan City shooting incident arrested

MORGAN CITY, La. -- Clauderious Darby, 23, of Grace Street, Morgan City was arrested at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday and charged on warrants for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in a firearm-free-school zone.

Darby was also listed by police on the Daily Review’s “St Mary Parish’s Most Wanted” list.

Morgan City Assistant Chief Glenn Blanco said the warrants are the result of a July 5 shooting in the 600 block of Shannon Street. During an investigation, police learned that Darby and Bryson Skinner were involved in a verbal argument with several other people, he stated. The argument got heated and Skinner produced a small-caliber handgun from his waistband and fired one shot in the direction of the people with whom he was arguing, Blanco stated. Skinner attempted to fire another shot, but the gun jammed, Blanco said.

Darby then took the gun from Skinner and tried to fire a second shot but was unsuccessful, he stated.

Darby and Skinner left the area, he stated.

No one was injured in the incident, and warrants subsequently were issued for both men.

Skinner turned himself in on July 13. He later posted a bond of $10,000 and was released.

Darby had been incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Jail and was released to Morgan City police Tuesday, resulting in the current charges. He remains jailed with no bail set.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert:

—Wanda Lee Aucoin, 60, of Natalie Lane, Patterson was arrested Tuesday at 8:04 p.m. on a warrant for remaining where forbidden. A deputy responding to a complaint of trespassing came into contact with Aucoin at her residence and learned of the warrant for her arrest. She remained jailed this morning with bail of $500.

—Michael Anthony Hale, 22, of Southeast Boulevard, Bayou Vista was arrested Tuesday at 10:21 a.m. on warrants for possession of synthetic cannabinoids and failure to appear on the charges of stop sign violation and careless operation and on two warrants for failure to appear for driving under suspension. He was located at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin and later released on $7,500 bail.

The Berwick Police Department reported two arrests, according to Chief James Richard:

—Carolann Vazquez, 24, Oakdale Street, Franklin was arrested Tuesday at 9:10 p.m. for first offense driving while intoxicated and careless operation with an accident. She had a single vehicle accident in the westbound lanes of the U.S. 90 bridge. Officers reported that she had a .186 grams-percent blood alcohol level, but was not injured in the accident. Vazquez remained jailed this morning with no bail set.

—John Daniel Henry, 39, Texas Street, Berwick was arrest at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for an unnecessary barking dog after his neighbor filed a complaint. He posted bail of $150 and was released.

The Patterson Police Department reported no arrests.

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