St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 36 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Nathan Mclain, Jr., 36, 123 Palmer Lane, Centerville, LA was arrested on December 21, 2017 at 9:11 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of speeding and operating a vehicle without a driver’s license.
Belinda Cox, 46, 123 Palmer Lane, Centerville, LA was arrested on December 21, 2017 at 10:16 am for criminal trespass and criminal damage to property.
A deputy responded to a call for service regarding trespassers on the Verdunville levee. Upon arrival, the deputy observed an unoccupied pick-up truck stuck in the mud on the levee. The deputy identified the owner of the vehicle as Cox and found that she and Mclain were driving on the levee when the truck got stuck. During the investigation, Mclain returned to the truck to remove it from the mud. While speaking with Mclain, the deputy located the active warrant for his arrest. The deputy located Cox at her residence. Cox was released on a summons to appear in court on March 7, 2017. Mclain was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. He was released on a $500 bond.
Darnell Ayro, Sr., 34, 121 Edward Lane, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on December 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm for careless operation, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, and a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender or child predator. A detective with the St. Mary Parish Sex Offender Compliance Section conducted a follow-up investigation into a complaint worked by patrol deputies in Berwick involving Ayro. The detective found that Ayro was living in St. Mary Parish but failed to register with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office as a convicted sex offender. In 2001, Ayro was convicted in Iberia Parish of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile (sexually immoral acts). The detective obtained a warrant for his arrest. On December 21, 2017, a patrol deputy responded to a 2 vehicle crash on LA Highway 83 in Ashton and identified Ayro as one of the drivers involved. The deputy located the active warrant for his arrest. The deputy also found that he had a suspended license and that he was operating the vehicle in a careless manner when he struck the back of another vehicle. Ayro was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Alan Granger, 27, 61 Lee Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm for improper lane usage, possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and a warrant for criminal damage to property. A deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on US Highway 90 in Berwick. The deputy also observed the driver swerving onto the shoulder of the roadway and over the centerline multiple times. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Granger. While speaking with him, the deputy observed marijuana inside the vehicle. The deputy also located the active warrant for Granger’s arrest. The warrant was issued in July of 2014 after a correctional deputy at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center observed Granger damage a window at the facility during a previous incarceration. Following the traffic stop investigation, Granger was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $2,750.
Andrea Smathers, 26, 6556 LA Highway 87, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on December 22, 2017 at 7:15 pm on warrants for failure to appear on the charges of theft of goods and hit-and-run driving. A deputy located Smathers on Northwest Boulevard in Franklin on the warrants and transported her to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $3,000.
K-9 UNIT (NARCOTICS SECTION)
Jeremy Housley, 35, 6432 LA Highway 87, Charenton, LA was arrested on December 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm for the following offenses:
- Turning movements and required signals (violation)
- Tail Lamps (required)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Possession of Schedule II (crack cocaine)
The detective of the K-9 Unit observed a vehicle traveling on LA Highway 182 in Baldwin without a brake light. The detective then observed the driver fail to signal a turn onto Katy Bridge Approach Road. The detective stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver who was identified as Housley. During the traffic stop investigation, the detective deployed K-9 Buddy who indicated the presence of illegal drugs in the pick-up truck. During a search of the vehicle, the detective located a piece of crack cocaine, a bag of marijuana, and items related to illegal drug use including a glass pipe used to smoke crack cocaine. Housley was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
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