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Sheriff: Man charged with battery of dating partner

An 18-year-old Patterson man was charged with battery of a dating partner after authorities responded to a report of a possible stolen vehicle in Amelia, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith said in a news release.

—Jaden Gregory, 18, of Catherine Street in Patterson, was arrested at 8:04 p.m. Monday on a charge of battery of a dating partner.

Deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Lake Palourde Road in Amelia in reference to a possible stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with Gregory and several witnesses.

After further investigation, authorities learned Gregory was involved in an altercation with a person he was dating, Smith said. Gregory was jailed with bail set at $2,500.

Smith reported that deputies responded to 33 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:

—Blake Jacoby Smith, 28, of Cherry Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:53 p.m. Monday on warrants charging him with three counts of failure to appear in court. Smith was located at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse on the active warrants. He was jailed with no bail set.

—Shalonda S. Smith, 34, of Martin Luther King Avenue in Patterson, was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Monday on charges of no license plate light and driving under suspension.

A deputy was stationary in the area of U.S. 90 west near La. 182 junction when he observed a vehicle without any license plate lights. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and contact was made with the driver, identified as Smith. A background check on Smith revealed she was driving under suspension. Smith was issued a summons to appear in court Aug. 28.

Patterson Police Chief Garrett Grogan reported the following arrest:

—Ethlin Joy Ann Simmons, 36, of Williams Street in Patterson, was arrested at 12:31 p.m. Monday on charges of stop sign violation, no insurance, suspended driver’s license and failure to yield with an accident. Cash bail was set at $1,070.

Berwick Police Chief David Leonard Sr . reported the following arrest:

—Scotty Miller, 28, of Elaine Street in Bayou L’Ourse, was arrested at 7:18 a.m. Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana. Bail was set at $2,000.

Morgan City Police Chief James Blair reported no arrests.

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