St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 38 complaints and reports the following arrests:
UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION
Claiborne Sauce, 47, 117 Taryn Lane, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 10:50 am for aggravated second degree battery. Deputies responded to a call for service at a residence in Ricohoc where a battery had occurred. While speaking to the subjects involved, deputies found evidence that Sauce struck a male victim in the head with an angle grinder during an argument. The victim sustained a cut to his head. Acadian Ambulance Services transported the victim to Teche Regional Medical Center where he was treated for the injury. Sauce was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Mary Stansberry, 70, 319 Verdun Lane, Verdunville, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 3:39 pm for speeding and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy monitoring traffic on LA Highway 182 in the Centerville area observed a vehicle speeding 60 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Stansberry. While speaking with her, the deputy found that she was driving the vehicle with a suspended license. Stansberry was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.
Cameron Nicholas, 20, 200 Theater Street, Lafayette, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm for reckless operation of a vehicle. Narcotics detectives patrolling the Patterson area observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on LA Highway 182 near Foxglove Drive. Detectives then observed the vehicle following too closely to another motorist before turning onto Becky Drive and continuing at a high rate of speed above the posted speed limit in the residential area. Detectives stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Nicholas. Following the traffic stop investigation, Nicholas was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.
Malcolm Smith, 31, 1703 Fern Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 6:33 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule II (crack cocaine)
- Resisting an officer
- Disturbing the peace (intoxicated)
- Obstruction of justice
- Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
Narcotics detectives working on Orange Street in Morgan City heard Smith yelling and cursing. Detectives also observed that Smith was stumbling as he walked and slurring his speech. Detectives then saw Smith pull a bag from his pocket and drop it behind a garbage can. Detectives retrieved the bag and found that it contained crack cocaine. As a detective worked to detain Smith, he pulled away and attempted to strike the detective. The illegal drug was located near an elementary school within a posted drug free zone. Smith was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Jose Mireles, 24, 3127 3rd Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of domestic abuse battery. A deputy assigned to the Warrant Section located Mireles at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin on the warrant. Mireles was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $5,000.
Please note that the following arrest was made on December 1, 2017.
Kimber Thompson, 30, 375 Pacific Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 1, 2017 at 11:33 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of marijuana, possession of amphetamine, violation of uniform CDS law in a drug free zone, possession or distribution of CDS in presence of persons under 17, child desertion, and possession of drug paraphernalia. During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a corrections deputy located the active warrant for Thompson’s arrest.
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