St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 32 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Lynette Singleton, 39, 292 Mallard Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on October 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule II (crack cocaine and cocaine) with intent to distribute (over 28 grams)
- Possession of Schedule I (MDMA) with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
Narcotics detectives investigating a complaint of illegal drug activity stopped and spoke with subjects, including Singleton, near a vehicle on Mallard Street in Morgan City. K-9 Buddy showed a response to the odor of illegal drugs on the vehicle. After obtaining a search warrant for the SUV, detectives found 2 bags of cocaine, several smaller bags of cocaine and crack cocaine, and over 160 pills of MDMA. The investigation took place within the housing authority which is a drug free zone. Morgan City Police assisted on scene. Singleton was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION
Gary Davis, 32, 622 South Post Oak Road, Lot 18 A, Lake Charles, LA was arrested on October 27, 2017 at 2:03 am for the following offenses:
- General speed law violation
- Reckless operation with an accident
- Operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license
- Aggravated flight from an officer
- Disturbing the peace (language)
- Warrant for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation
A deputy responded to a call for service from a business in Amelia regarding a disturbance. While en route, the deputy located a vehicle suspected of being involved and initiated a traffic stop on LA Highway 182 in Morgan City. The driver failed to pull over and continued to travel onto US Highway 90 eastbound where he accelerated to a high rate of speed. The deputy followed and observed the vehicle drive off the roadway and into a tree line near the Amelia exit. The deputy detained the driver and identified him as Davis. The deputy found that Davis had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and that he was driving with a suspended license. Following the investigation, Davis was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Terrance Ledet, 26, 839 ½ Canal Street, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on October 26, 2017 at 8:22 pm on a warrant for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. While working in Four Corners, a deputy came into contact with Ledet at a business on Highway 182 and located the active warrant for his arrest. The warrant was issued following an investigation into a single vehicle crash on US Highway 90 in Baldwin in April. Ledet was released on a summons to appear in court on January 3, 2018.
CORRECTIONS DIVISION (NOTE: The following arrests were made on October 25, 2017)
Martin Dalcour, Jr., 54, 105 Polly Lane, Lafayette, LA was arrested on October 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of marijuana. A correctional deputy transported Dalcour from the Lafayette Parish jail to the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center for booking on the warrant. Bail is set at $2,500.
Heather Padgett, 42, 7408 Highway 182 E. Room 147, Morgan City, LA was arrested on October 25, 2017 at 2:51 pm on a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. In 2013, Padgett was convicted of aggravated incest in St. Landry Parish. A detective of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance Section conducted a compliance check found that Padgett failed to register as a sex offender and obtained a warrant for her arrest. During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional deputy located the active warrant for her arrest. No bail is set.
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