St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 34 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Dean Beranek, 31, 117 Burchfield Lane, Berwick, LA was arrested on November 29, 2017 at 2:43 pm on 2 warrants for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. A deputy assigned to the Warrants Section received information that Beranek was at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin and took him into custody on the warrants. The deputy transported Beranek to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $11,338.92.
Amanda Aucoin, 32, 128 Bayou Lane, Bayou L’Ourse, LA was arrested on November 29, 2017 at 4:15 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Legend Drug (levothyroxine sodium) without a prescription
- Possession of Legend Drug (Levotab) without a prescription
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Warrant for possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia
In September, narcotics detectives conducted a traffic stop on Highway 182 in Morgan City and found that, Aucoin, a passenger in the vehicle, had a large piece of methamphetamine, a glass pipe, and other illegal drug related paraphernalia in her purse. Detectives obtained a warrant for Aucoin’s arrest and located her at a business on Degravelle Road in Amelia. During her arrest, narcotics detectives received consent to search Aucoin’s vehicle and located pills, a digital scale, and a glass pipe used to consume methamphetamine. Aucoin was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
John Yates, Jr., 38, 611 Arenz Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on November 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine)
- Possession of a Schedule I drug (marijuana)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of driving while intoxicated
Narcotics detectives located Yates at his residence on the warrant. During the arrest, detectives found methamphetamine, a bag of marijuana, and a glass pipe used to consume methamphetamine on Yates’ person. The illegal drugs were located within 2,000 feet of a school. Yates was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Christopher Lumpkin, 46, 1131 Cypremort Road, Four Corners, LA was arrested on November 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm for the following offenses:
- Obscuring view prohibited (window tint)
- Turning movements and required signals violation
- Possession of a Schedule II drug (Norco)
- Possession of a Schedule IV drug (Xanax)
Narcotics detectives patrolling the Baldwin area observed a vehicle with dark tinted windows obscuring the view of the driver on LA Highway 182. Detectives also observed that the driver failed to signal a turn onto LA Highway 83. Detectives conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Lumpkin. While speaking with him, detectives observed a pill bottle inside the vehicle without a prescription on the container. K-9 Buddy was deployed in the investigation and indicated a positive odor response on the vehicle. During a search of the truck, narcotics detectives located a Xanax pill and Norco pill. Lumpkin was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Lumpkin was later released on a $2,500 bond.
Jewels Madison, Sr., 35, 411 Ninth Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on November 29, 2017 at 9:18 pm on 4 warrants for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. Narcotics detectives patrolling Franklin observed a vehicle cross over the center line on Iberia Street and conducted a traffic stop. Detectives spoke with the driver, Madison, and located the active warrants for his arrest. Madison was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $1,969.65.
Therold James, 33, Bayou Vista, LA was additionally charged with criminal damage to property on November 29, 2017 at 6:33 pm. A corrections deputy observed James, an inmate at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, damage a facility phone. James remains incarcerated with no bail set.
UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION
Jerome Broussard, 45, 1032 11th Street, Gretna, LA was arrested on November 29, 2017 at 10:41 pm for general speed law violation and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A narcotics detective conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on US Highway 90 in Patterson. A patrol deputy assisting with the investigation found that the driver, Broussard, had a suspended license. Broussard was released on a summons to appear in court on February 7, 2017.
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