Police Reports 12-7-17

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
Chad Toups, 43, of 116 Dorris St., Amelia, was arrested Tuesday at 9:10 a.m. on the charge of criminal trespass.
A deputy observed a male subject walking on the train tracks in Amelia. As the deputy approached, the subject fled from the area. The deputy later located the subject, identified as Toups, on Friendship Alley. Toups was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $1,000.
McKinley Jordan, 66, of 519 Big Four Corners Road, Four Corners, was arrested Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. on charges of resisting an officer with force or violence, resisting an officer by giving false information, bicycle equipment required for night operation, battery on a police officer and a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
A deputy observed a male subject riding a bicycle on Cypremort Road in Ashton at night with no lights or reflectors, and stopped to speak with him. The subject gave the deputy a false name. The deputy recognized the subject as Jordan and knew of an active warrant for his arrest. As the deputy worked to detain him, Jordan pulled away and struck the deputy multiple times. Another deputy arrived on scene and Jordan was apprehended. Following the investigation, Jordan was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set.
Derrick Kelly, 23, of 7810 La. 182, Centerville, was arrested Tuesday at 2:03 p.m. on charges of possession of Schedule I marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance and obstruction of justice.
Narcotics detectives investigating possible illegal drug activity made contact with Kelly who was in a vehicle parked in a parking lot off La. 182 in Morgan City. Detectives smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and Kelly. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, detectives located a handgun. While speaking with Kelly, a detective observed him drop a bag of marijuana to the ground. Kelly was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Kelly was released in a $7,500 bond.
Brian Henderson, 34, of 736 Utah St., Berwick, was arrested Tuesday at 6:44 p.m. on charges of resisting an officer, obstruction of justice, possession of Schedule I heroin, possession of Schedule I marijuana, possession of Schedule II methamphetamine with intent to distribute over 28 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of a controlled dangerous substance law drug free zone, possession of counterfeit controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute over 28 grams, criminal trespass and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor.
Harold Henderson Sr., 69, of 736 Utah St., Berwick, was arrested Tuesday at 5:41 p.m. on charges of possession of Schedule I marijuana and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law drug free zone.
The Berwick Police Department and St. Mary Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Section conducted a joint investigation into illegal drug activity on Utah Street in Berwick. When Berwick Police officers responded to a separate complaint at B. Henderson’s residence, he fled on foot running through several yards. Narcotics detectives pursued B. Henderson on foot and observed him discard a plastic bag containing heroin. Detectives apprehended B. Henderson and recovered two plastic bags containing heroin and a marijuana cigarette along the path where B. Henderson fled. During a search of B. Henderson’s residence and a secondary location on Utah Street, investigators located heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and Epsom salt. Detectives collected evidence that B. Henderson was selling the illegal drugs and selling the Epsom salt as methamphetamine. Detectives found a marijuana cigarette in H. Henderson’s room. There were two juveniles present at the residence at the time the drugs were located. The residence is within 2,000 feet of a church. Investigators also located an active warrant for B. Henderson for parole violation. B. Henderson was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set. H. Henderson was released on a summons.
Amy Benoit, 28, of 100 Moffat Court, Morgan City, was arrested Wednesday at 9:21 a.m. on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of Xanax, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and soliciting for prostitution.
During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional deputy located the active warrant for Benoit’s arrest. Bail is set at $10,000.
Herbert Brown, 35, of 618 Seventy 9 Pines Lane, Bayou Vista, was arrested Tuesday at 12:33 p.m. on a warrant for charges of no headlights and resisting an officer.
During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional deputy located the active warrant for Brown’s arrest. The warrant was issued as the result of a traffic stop on La. 182 in Bayou Vista. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Brown, fled on foot. Bail on the warrant is set at $5,000.
Troy Duplantis, 37, of 5401 West Main St., Houma, was arrested Wednesday at 4:44 p.m. on charges of improper lane usage, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and a Lafourche Parish warrant for failure to appear on charges of reckless operation of a vehicle, driving under suspension and switched license plates.
A deputy investigating a single vehicle crash on Freetown Road in Glencoe found that Duplantis drove off the roadway. The deputy also found that Duplantis was driving with a suspended license, and located the active warrant for his arrest. Duplantis was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking on the warrant. No bail is set.
Ronnika Boyd, 23, of 1401 Hickory St., Patterson, was arrested Wednesday at 5:25 p.m. on the charge of theft of goods.
A deputy investigating a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista collected evidence that Boyd took merchandise from the store without paying for it. Boyd was released on a summons.
Richard Barrick, III, 36, of 607 Egle St., Morgan City, was arrested Wednesday at 5:32 p.m. on a warrant for failure to appear for a drug court status conference and failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court.
Narcotics detectives located Barrick at his residence on the warrant. Barrick was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Jimmy Businelle, 58, of 733 Versen Lane, Berwick, was arrested Wednesday at 6:11 p.m. on a warrant for the charge of possession of Schedule IV Xanax.
The warrant was issued following a Narcotics Section investigation into illegal drug activity on Versen Lane in Berwick. With the assistance of Berwick Police officers, detectives conducted a search warrant in September, at Businelle’s residence, and located Xanax in his bedroom. Businelle was unable to provide a prescription for the drug. Narcotics detectives located Businelle at his residence, on the warrant. Businelle was transported to the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $1,000.
Christopher Martin, 31, of 3510 Second St., Berwick, was arrested Wednesday at 6:29 p.m. on two warrants for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court.
Narcotics detectives located Martin at his residence on the warrants. Martin was transported to the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $200,000.
Chitimacha Police Chief Hal Hutchinson reported the following arrests:
Tate Ramsey, 21, of Prairie Avenue, New Iberia, was arrested Monday on charges of possession of synthetic cannabinoids, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer by not identifying and a warrant for probation and parole violations. He was transported to the parish jail.
Officers responded to a tribal business in reference to two suspicious people in the parking lot. During the investigation, it was learned that narcotics were possibly involved. The Chitimacha K-9 Unit was deployed, which resulted in the arrest of Ramsey.
Erica Wilson, 39, of Tupelo Street, Morgan City, was arrested Tuesday on the charge of theft and a St. Mary Parish 16th Judicial District Court warrant for failure to appear for arraignment for charges of speeding and expired driver’s license. She was transported to the parish jail.
Officers responded to a tribal business in reference to a possible theft. During the investigation, it was learned that Wilson had committed the theft, and she also had an active warrant, for which she was arrested.
Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrests:
James Richard Jr., 38, of St. Elmo Road, Erath, while incarcerated at the Franklin Police Department, was arrested Tuesday at 8:58 a.m. on a warrant for Lafayette City Court for the charge of operating a vehicle while license is suspended. Richard was booked, processed, and held on a $1,500 bond.
Dana Philyaw, 28, of Nevada Street, Lafayette, while incarcerated at the Franklin Police Department, was arrested Tuesday at 1:35 p.m. on a warrant for probation violation. Philyaw was booked, processed, and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center.
Steven Jenkins, 46, of Cady Lane, Eunice, while incarcerated at the Franklin Police Department, was arrested Tuesday at 1:47 p.m. on a warrant for probation violation and a warrant for Pineville Police Department for contempt of court. Jenkins was booked, processed, and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center.
James Richard Jr., 38, of St. Elmo Road, Erath, while incarcerated at the Franklin Police Department, was arrested Wednesday at 2:50 p.m. on a warrant for the charge of monetary instrument abuse. Richard was booked, processed, and remains incarcerated at Franklin Police Department.

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