St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 45 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Sean Jefferson, 33, 1650 Terrace Highway, Broussard, LA was arrested on August 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm for the following offenses:
- No child restraint
- Driving under suspension
- Following too closely
- Warrant for possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids) and introduction of contraband into a penal institution
A deputy responded to a 2 vehicle crash on LA Highway 182 in Franklin. The deputy learned that Jefferson rear ended another vehicle and was driving with a suspended license. As the traffic investigation progressed, the deputy also found that a child inside the vehicle was not properly restrained at the time of the crash. No injuries were reported. Jefferson was also wanted on an active warrant. The deputy transported Jefferson to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Karl Parker, 59, 501 ½ 9th Street Lot 21, Franklin, LA was arrested on August 23, 2017 at 11:23 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. A dispatcher heard a loud noise at the headquarters office in Franklin. A deputy located a subject leaving the area on a bicycle and conducted a stop. The subject as identified as Parker. While speaking with him, the deputy received consent to search his person and located a bag of marijuana and a bag of cigars in his pocket. Following the investigation, Parker was released on a summons to appear in court on October 23, 2017.
Brent Savoie, 22, 103 Firmin Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on August 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting an officer. A deputy patrolling the Verdunville area observed a vehicle parked at the boat landing. The driver of the vehicle saw the deputy and then drove away from the area. The deputy stopped the vehicle to speak with the occupants and made contact with the driver, Savoie. While speaking with him, the deputy smelled the odor of marijuana. The deputy conducted a search of the vehicle and located a small amount of the drug. During Savoie’s arrest, he refused deputies commands to get into the police unit for transport. Savoie was booked into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set.
Edward Sparks, Jr., 40, 519 Joey Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on August 22, 2017 at 5:33 pm on an Escambia County Florida warrant for failure to appear. A School Resource Officer made contact with Sparks at Patterson Junior High School. The deputy conducted a check for active warrants on Sparks and located the active warrant for his arrest. Sparks was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Nikita Martin, 31, 312 Main Street, Lockport, LA was arrested on August 22, 2017 at 4:36 pm for speeding and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy enforcing traffic laws on US Highway 90 in Patterson observed a vehicle moving at 68 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour construction zone. The deputy conducted a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, Martin, the deputy found that she was driving the car with a suspended license. Martin was released on a summons to appear in court on October 23, 2017.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that the Narcotics Section made the following arrests:
Leslie Johnson, 22, 575 Dangerfield Lane, Patterson, LA was arrested on August 22, 2017 at 3:47 pm on 2 warrants for failure to appear for a drug court status conference and on a warrant for resisting an officer, obstruction of justice, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The latter warrant was the result of an investigation conducted by narcotics detectives on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Patterson in June. Johnson fled on foot dropping a bag of synthetic drugs and metal pipes used for smoking illegal drugs. Narcotics detectives located Johnson yesterday while patrolling Taft Street Patterson and arrested him on the warrants. He was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
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