St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 44 complaints and reports the following arrests:
UNIFORMED PATROL SECTION
Chad Toups, 43, 116 Dorris Street, Amelia, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 9:10 am for criminal trespass. A deputy observed a male subject walking on the train tracks in Amelia. As the deputy approached, the subject fled from the area. The deputy later located the subject, identified as Toups, on Friendship Alley. Toups was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $1,000.
McKinley Jordan, 66, 519 Big Four Corners Road, Four Corners, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm for the following offenses:
- Resisting an officer with force or violence
- Resisting an officer by giving false information
- Bicycle equipment required for night operation
- Battery on a police officer
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia
A deputy observed a male subject riding a bicycle on Cypremort Road in Ashton at night with no lights or reflectors and stopped to speak with him. The subject gave the deputy a false name. The deputy recognized the subject as Jordan and knew of an active warrant for his arrest. As the deputy worked to detain him, Jordan pulled away and struck the deputy multiple times. Another deputy arrived on scene and Jordan was apprehended. Following the investigation, Jordan was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION (DETECTIVES)
Sonya Jones, 49, 105 Coulee Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm for theft. Detectives investigating a report of theft by the Town of Baldwin found evidence that Jones, an employee of the town, took $300 in cash from a money bag. Jones was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.
Derrick Kelly, 23, 7810 LA Highway 182, Centerville, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana), possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and obstruction of justice. Narcotics detectives investigating possible illegal drug activity made contact with Kelly who was in a vehicle parked in a parking lot off LA Highway 182 in Morgan City. Detectives smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and Kelly. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, detectives located a handgun. While speaking with Kelly, a detective observed him drop a bag of marijuana to the ground. Kelly was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Kelly was released in a $7,500 bond.
Brian Henderson, 34, 736 Utah Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 6:44 pm for the following offenses:
- Resisting an officer
- Obstruction of justice
- Possession of Schedule I (heroin)
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute (over 28 grams)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
- Possession of counterfeit controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute (over 28 grams)
- Criminal trespass
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor
Harold Henderson, Sr., 69, 736 Utah Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on December 5, 2017 at 5:41 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).
The Berwick Police Department and St. Mary Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Section conducted a joint investigation into illegal drug activity on Utah Street in Berwick. When Berwick Police officers responded to a separate complaint at B. Henderson’s residence, he fled on foot running through several yards. Narcotics detectives pursued B. Henderson on foot and observed him discard a plastic bag containing heroin. Detectives apprehended B. Henderson and recovered 2 plastic bags containing heroin and a marijuana cigarette along the path where B. Henderson fled. During a search of B. Henderson’s residence and a secondary location on Utah Street, investigators located heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and Epsom salt. Detectives collected evidence that B. Henderson was selling the illegal drugs and selling the Epsom salt as methamphetamine. Detectives found a marijuana cigarette in H. Henderson’s room. There were 2 juveniles present at the residence at the time the drugs were located. The residence is within 2,000 feet of a church. Investigators also located an active warrant for B. Henderson for parole violation. B. Henderson was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set. H. Henderson was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2018.
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