Fugitive Suspect Wanted on Principal to Murder Charges in Iberia Parish Arrested in Ashton & Narcotics Detectives Arrest 1 on Weapon and Drug Charges in Franklin
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 40 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Shannon Charlie, 38, 501 Taft Street #47, Patterson, LA was arrested on February 27, 2018 at 1:44 pm on a warrant for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the drug court treatment program. A deputy came into contact with Charlie at a residence in Patterson and located the active warrant for her arrest. Charlie was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $100,000.
Stephen Jones, 42, Rousell Lane, Patterson, LA was arrested on February 27, 2018 at 3:22 pm on 2 warrants for failure to appear on the charges of criminal neglect of family. A deputy located Jones at a residence in Patterson on the warrants and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $12,221.42.
Scott Odinga, 47, 2501 Station Club Drive SW, Marietta, GA was arrested on February 27, 2018 at 4:58 pm for simple battery, disturbing the peace (intoxicated), and remaining where forbidden. A deputy responded to a call for service from a business in Amelia regarding a subject who refused to leave the premises. A deputy learned from security personnel that they received complaints from patrons about Odinga’s intoxicated condition and asked him to leave. Odinga refused. The deputy collected evidence that as Odinga was being escorted from the location he grabbed a female victim. Following the investigation, Odinga was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $4,000.
Salvadore Francois, 20, 118 Natalie Lane, Patterson, LA was arrested on February 27, 2018 at 9:43 am on a warrant for battery of a dating partner and theft. The warrant was issued following a November investigation into a report of a battery. The deputy found evidence that Francois grabbed a female victim and stole money from her while at a residence in Patterson. A deputy came into contact with Francois at a residence in the Calumet area and located the active warrant for his arrest. Francois was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Kentrell Gabriel, 20, 624 Henkle Street, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on February 27, 2018 at 4:25 pm on an Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant on the charges of principal to 2nd degree murder and principal to attempted 2nd degree murder. St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s narcotics detectives assisted the U.S. Marshals Service in apprehending fugitive suspect Gabriel. Gabriel was located at a residence in Ashton and taken into custody without incident. Gabriel was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Marcus Austin, 33, 524 Seventh Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on February 27, 2018 at 6:29 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule I (heroin)
- Possession of Schedule II (crack cocaine) with intent to distribute
- Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax)
- Resisting a police officer with force or violence
- Criminal trespass
- Obstruction of justice
- Transactions involving drug proceeds
- Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies
- Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
- Possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance
- Illegal possession of stolen firearms
Narcotics detectives patrolling the Franklin area observed a vehicle parked in the roadway on Darce Lane. As detectives approached a subject standing by the vehicle began to walk away. Detectives advised the subject to stop. The subject then fled on foot running through several yards on Anderson Street. Detectives followed the subject. During the foot pursuit, detectives observed the subject throw an item to the ground. The subject also threw bags of crack cocaine and heroin towards detectives. Detectives apprehended the subject and identified him as Austin. Detectives retrieved the items Austin threw including a handgun. Detectives found that the firearm was reported as stolen and that Austin was a convicted felon. $605 in cash and a Xanax pill were found on Austin. The investigation occurred within 2,000 feet of a school. Austin was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Daniel Allen, 33, 131 CJC Lane, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on February 28, 2018 at 3:43 am for stop signs and yield signs violations, possession of Schedule I (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia. A narcotics detective patrolling Bayou Vista observed a vehicle drive past a stop sign and then come to a stop in the roadway on Jupiter Street. The detectives conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Allen. While speaking with Allen, the detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located a pipe used for smoking marijuana. Continuing the investigation, the detective learned that Allen had marijuana at his residence. The detective recovered a jar containing marijuana and other items of drug paraphernalia from the location. Allen was released on a summons to appear in court on May 2nd, 2018.
Please note that the following arrest was made on February 25, 2018 at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center.
Daeon Johnson, 28, 2419 Apple Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on February 25, 2018 at 1:49 pm on the following warrants:
- Warrant for hit and run driving, theft of a motor vehicle, obstruction of justice, and possession of (open) alcoholic containers in a motor vehicle
- Warrant for unauthorized use of a moveable
The warrant for theft of a motor vehicle was issued following an investigation into a vehicle crash on US Highway 90 in the Patterson area. The responding deputy found the vehicle unoccupied. An open bottle of liquor was inside. The deputy identified Johnson as the driver of the vehicle who ran off the roadway and struck a speed limit sign before coming to a stop in a ditch. The deputy found that the vehicle had been stolen from a residence in Franklin. The victim was an acquaintance of Johnson. Johnson turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set.
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