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Arrest Report - August 4, 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 34 complaints and reports the following arrests:


Bryan Businelle, 34, 811 Fourth Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on August 3, 2017 at 3:07 pm on a warrant for failure to provide notification as a sex offender. Businelle was convicted of sexual battery in St. Mary Parish in 2002. A detective of the Sex Offender Compliance Division found that Businelle failed to meet state requirements for registration as a sex offender and obtained a warrant for his arrest. A correctional officer transported Businelle from the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on the warrant. No bail is set. Click here for information on registered sex offenders in St. Mary Parish. 


Jordyn Smith, 17, 305 Southeast Boulevard, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm for domestic abuse battery. Deputies responded to a report of a possible battery and located Smith at a business on LA Highway 182. During the investigation, deputies found evidence that Smith and a female victim were inside a vehicle in a parking lot at a business off US Highway 90 in Bayou Vista when Smith threw a cell phone onto the dashboard of the car causing the screen to crack. Smith then raised his hand in an aggressive manner towards the female victim. Smith was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.


Devon Thomas, 19, 111 8th Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on August 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and resisting an officer. A deputy responding to a report of a disturbance at a residence on 8th Street in Baldwin observed a subject near the residence. The subject, later identified as Thomas, saw the deputy and ran away from the area. The deputy followed on foot and detained Thomas. Thomas attempted to pull away from the deputy multiple times. During the subsequent investigation, the deputy located a bag of marijuana beneath a mobile home and found evidence that it belonged to Thomas. Thomas was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. He was released on a $4,500 bond.




Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

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