St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 45 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Jason Cavalier, 43, 518 Hilda Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on March 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm for burglary of a vehicle. A deputy responded to a call for service at a business in Amelia where a battery was stolen from a vehicle. The suspect in the crime was positively identified Cavalier. The deputy went to his residence to speak with him, however, he was not at the location. After learning that a deputy was requesting to speak with him, Cavalier returned to the business in an attempt to pay for the item he stole. The deputy responded to the business and made the arrest. Cavalier was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. He was released after posting a $3,500 bond.
Davontraye Johnson, 23, 106 Southeast Boulevard Apt. #7, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on March 15, 2018 at 8:47 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy investigating a report of illegal drug activity made contact with Johnson at his residence. The deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the apartment. The deputy received consent to search the location and found glass pipes used to smoke marijuana, a marijuana cigar, and a grinder used to prepare marijuana for smoking. Johnson was released on a summons to appear in court on May 30, 2018.
Tyrone Weber, 34, 115 Kerry Lane, Charenton, LA was arrested on March 15, 2018 at 10:16 pm for the following offenses:
- Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
- Careless operation
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Resisting an officer with force or violence
- Battery on a police officer
- Threatening a public official
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family
A deputy was dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Flattown Road in Charenton. The deputy observed an SUV overturned onto the driver side door. The deputy identified the driver as Weber. While speaking with him, the deputy smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed other signs of impairment. The deputy also smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy received consent to search the vehicle and found a partially burnt marijuana cigarette. During the arrest, Weber attempted to forcefully pull away from deputies and struck one deputy in the face. Weber also made threats to a deputy. Weber was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Ta’jah Ballet, 19, 115 Oak Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on March 14, 2018 at 4:47 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana). Narcotics detectives patrolling in Franklin observed a vehicle traveling in the middle of the roadway. Detectives conducted a traffic stop on Curtis Road and identified the driver as Ballet. Detectives observed Ballet attempting to conceal an item beneath her seat. They received consent to search the vehicle and found several burnt pieces of marijuana cigarettes. Ballet was released on a summons to appear in court on May 30, 2018.
Constance Adams, 32, 1707 Fern Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on March 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm for possession of Schedule I (MDMA). A deputy speaking with Adams at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from her belongings. The deputy received consent to search Adams’ purse and found pill bottle containing 21 ecstasy pills. Adams was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking.
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