St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 38 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Jason Derouen, 36, 1700 Juanita Street, New Iberia, LA was arrested on July 6, 2017 at 12 :19 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of Vyvanse, reckless operation of a vehicle and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional officer located the active warrant for Derouen’s arrest. Derouen was released on a $7,500 bond.
Sharon Pierce, 62, 2994 Fourth Street Apt A, Berwick, LA was arrested on July 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of direct contempt, failure to use seatbelts, and failure to honor written promise to appear. During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional officer located the active warrant for Pierce’s arrest. Pierce was released on a $100 bond.
Angel Phillips, 42, 211 Happy Acres, Baldwin, LA was arrested on July 6, 2017 at 12:398 pm for hit and run driving, no proof of insurance, and reckless operation. A deputy investigating a June 30, 2017 hit and run crash that occurred on Chitimacha Trail in Charenton identified the suspect driver as Phillips and located her on Highway 182 in Baldwin. The deputy found evidence that Phillips drove into a ditch and into a yard striking a large metal planter. Phillips then drove away from the scene of the crash. Phillips was released on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.
Kayla Hamilton, 26, 9945 Lancaster Road, Theodore, AL was arrested on July 6, 2017 at 6:28 pm for speeding and no proof of registration. A deputy observed a vehicle moving 87 miles per hour in a posted 55 miles per hour construction zone on US Highway 90 in the Patterson area. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, spoke with the driver, Hamilton, and found that she was unable to provide proof of vehicle registration. Hamilton was released on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.
Peyton Ware, 21, 1105 Garlotte Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 10:19 pm for speeding, possession of (open) alcoholic containers in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy observed a vehicle traveling at 59 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour construction zone on US Highway 90 in the Patterson area and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy identified the driver as Ware. While speaking with him, the deputy observed an open alcoholic beverage in the center console of the vehicle. While retrieving the alcoholic drink, the deputy located a marijuana cigar. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy located additional marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia. Ware was released on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.
Earl Otis, 53, 313 Talbot Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on July 6, 2017 at 11:53 pm for illegal possession of stolen property. On May 28, 2017, deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on Verdunville Road near the intersection of Francine Road in Verdunville. Read the original release here. A deputy developed information that Otis was in possession of an electronic tablet that was reported stolen from the residence. The item was recovered from Otis with the assistance of Franklin Police on Talbot Street and at the Franklin Police Department where the investigation unfolded. Deputies located Otis at the intersection of Iberia and Talbot Streets. Otis was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set. The case remains under investigation.
Matthew Johnson, 35, 44456 Millet Street, Prairieville, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 1:52 am for remaining where forbidden
Lindsey Cook, 33, 1012 Sandra Court, Morgan City, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 1:53 am for remaining where forbidden, resisting a police officer with force or violence, and battery on a police officer.
Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in progress at the Amelia Belle Casino in Amelia. Deputies spoke with casino security personnel and learned that 2 subjects, Johnson and Cook, were causing a disturbance. While speaking with Johnson, deputies smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and person. Johnson refused deputies requests to stop yelling at employees. During the investigation, deputies also found evidence that Johnson refused to leave the location after being asked repeatedly to do so by casino personnel. While speaking with Cook, deputies smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and person. Cook also refused to leave the casino. Cook was detained and escorted from the business. Cook then began to pull away from a deputy. Also during her arrest, Cook struck a deputy. Both Johnson and Cook were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Cook was released on a $5,500 bond. Johnson was released on a $500 bond.
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