St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 37 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Donna Reed, 46, 1900 Saturn Street, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on September 13, 2017 at 8:17 am for disturbing the peace (excessive noise). A deputy conducted an investigation into complaints received over the last several days about a subject causing a disturbance at the intersection of Teche and Saturn Roads in Bayou Vista. The deputy found that Reed was yelling and making offensive hand gestures at passing vehicles causing a disturbance in the neighborhood on several occasions. Reed was released on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.
Janice Thomas, 63, 1515 Saturn Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on September 13, 2017 at 4:18 pm for theft of goods and disturbing the peace (intoxicated). A deputy responded to a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy collected evidence from store security personnel that Thomas took the tags off items and attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. The deputy noted that Thomas also appeared to be intoxicated. Because Thomas was unable to drive due to her intoxicated state or locate a ride home, the deputy transported her to her residence. Thomas was released on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.
Travis Davis, 45, 1134 Martin Luther King Road, Charenton, LA was arrested on September 13, 2017 at 8:18 pm for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy stopped a vehicle after observing that the driver did not stop at a stop sign on Martin Luther King Road. The deputy spoke with the driver, Davis, and found that his license was suspended. Davis was released on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.
Blake Stevens, 30, 115 Domingue Street Lot 3, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on September 13, 2017 at 11:09 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids)
- Abuse of toxic vapors
- Possession of Schedule II (Vyvanse)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
A deputy investigating a complaint of a reckless driver on US Highway 90 in Jeanerette located the suspect vehicle at a gas station in the area and spoke with Stevens who was driving the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department K-9 team arrived on scene. Chitimacha K-9 Dozer, led by his handler, conducted a sweep of the vehicle and indicated the presence of illegal drugs. The deputy searched the car and found bags of synthetic marijuana and cigar wraps. A deputy searching Stevens located several Vyvanse pills in his pants pocket. Stevens was unable to provide a prescription for the pills. Following the investigation, Stevens was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Dawn Pruitt, 43, 115 Poncio Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on September 14, 2017 at 12:17 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of cocaine, prostitution, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy made a traffic top on a vehicle after the driver failed to signal a turn onto LA Highway 182 in Amelia. The deputy spoke with the driver, Pruitt, and located the active warrant for her arrest. Pruitt was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that the Narcotics Section made the following arrests:
Brian Delaune, Jr., 32, 203 LA Highway 182, Morgan City, LA was arrested on September 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule IV (alprazolam) with intent to distribute
- Possession of Schedule III (Subutex) with intent to distribute
- Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
- Illegal possession of stolen things, 3 counts
- Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute
Narcotics Section detectives investigated a tip they received about a subject selling illegal drugs in Morgan City. Detectives located Delaune near a business on LA Highway 70. Detectives were speaking with Delaune when he handed them a bag containing pills and methamphetamine. Detectives also learned that Delaune was in possession of items stolen from a store in Bayou Vista. Detectives received consent to search Delaune, his belongings, and his residence. Detectives found 3 items suspected of being stolen. The initial investigation took place within 2,000 feet of a school. Delaune was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
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