St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 36 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Jeremy Blackburn, 39, Baton Rouge, LA was arrested on April 18, 2018 at 11:33 am for the following offenses:
- Aggravated flight from an officer
- Aggravated obstruction of a roadway
- Criminal damage to property
- No driver’s license
- Warrant from West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office for simple escape
Deputies received a be on the lookout (BOLO) notification for Blackburn, an escaped West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office work release inmate. Deputies located the vehicle Blackburn was suspected of traveling in, identified the driver as Blackburn, and initiated a stop. Blackburn failed to pull over and accelerated to a high rate of speed striking another motorist on the roadway and a mailbox before losing control of the vehicle and driving into a ditch on Duhon By Pass Road. Deputies apprehended Blackburn and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set. No major injuries were reported.
Louis Dumesnil, Jr., 50, 123 Oakwood Drive, Franklin, LA was arrested on April 18, 2018 at 3:24 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A corrections deputy transported Dumesnil from the Lafayette Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $1,500.
Brandy Legendre, 34, 515 Joey Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on April 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm on a warrant for the following offenses:
- Turning movements and required signals (violation)
- Improper lane usage
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of a Legend Drug (promethazine) without a prescription
In February, Narcotics Section detectives patrolling the Morgan City and Berwick area observed a vehicle fail to signal a lane change and cross the fog line on US Highway 90 in Berwick. Detectives conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Legendre. While speaking with Legendre, the detective gathered information that there were illegal drugs inside the vehicle. The detective received consent to search the vehicle and located marijuana, pills, and items associated with the use of illegal drugs. Following the investigation, a warrant was issued for Legendre’s arrest. Narcotics detectives located Legendre at a business on Railroad Avenue and transported her to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
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