St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 37 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Michael Sweetser, Sr., 66, 436 Field Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on February 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm for stop sign violation and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy patrolling Bayou Vista observed a vehicle fail to come to come to a complete stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Middle Road and Southeast Boulevard. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, identified the driver as Sweetser, and found that he was driving with a suspended license. Sweetser was released on a summons to appear in court on May 2, 2018.
Wanda Simon, 55, 108 Romero Lane, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on February 28, 2018 at 7:09 pm for simple cruelty to animals. A deputy responded to a report of a malnourished dog at a residence on Romero Lane. The deputy located the animal and identified the dog’s owner as Simon. The deputy collected evidence that the dog was not being properly provided with food. The dog was seized by St. Mary Animal Control. Simon was released on a summons to appear in court on May 2, 2018.
Quincy Lewis, 32, 1414 Cypremort Road, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on February 28, 2018 at 10:38 pm on a warrant for criminal damage to property. A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on Bid Four Corners Road. The deputy identified the driver as Lewis, found that he did not have his driver’s license with him, and located the active warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from an investigation into a property damage complaint in 2013 in Four Corners. The deputy collected evidence that Lewis broke the window of a vehicle during an argument with a female victim. Lewis was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Lewis was released on a $1,800 bond.
Jessie Sanders, 21, 106 Missy Lane, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on March 1, 2018 at 12:06 am for the following offenses:
- Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
- Careless operation with a crash
- Hit and run driving
- Warrant for simple battery and simple assault
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of marijuana
Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on LA Highway 182 near Uranus Road in Bayou Vista. Deputies located the driver, Sanders, walking on Middle Road and detained him. Deputies determined that Sanders lost control of the vehicle he was driving, traveled off the roadway, and struck a utility pole. Sanders showed signs of alcohol impairment. Sanders registered a 0.168 grams percent blood alcohol concentration on a breath test. The warrant for simple battery and simple assault was issued following an investigation into a report of a battery in April of 2017. Sanders made verbal threats against a male victim’s life and struck the victim in the face during a confrontation on Southeast Boulevard in Bayou Vista. Sanders was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Aaron Price, 39, 200 Titan Drive, Lafayette, LA was arrested on March 1, 2018 at 2:08 am for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, switched license plate, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Christian White, 27, 3210 Old Spanish Trail, New Iberia, LA was arrested on March 1, 2018 at 2:09 am for possession of drug paraphernalia.
A deputy stopped to assist stranded motorists on US Highway 90 in the Shadyside area. The deputy found that the license plate displayed on the SUV was not registered to the vehicle. The deputy identified the driver as Price and the passenger as White. While speaking with the occupants, the deputy received consent to search the vehicle and found a hypodermic needle. Price and White were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail for Price is set at $2,750. Bail for White is set at $1,500.
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