St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the Memorial Day weekend reporting period (Friday-Monday), the Sheriff’s Office responded to 161 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Edmee Allain, 51, 4682 Chitimacha Trail, Charenton, LA was arrested on May 25, 2018 at 6:22 am for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy investigating a 2-vehicle crash on Chitimacha Trail near Penn Road North in Charenton found that one of the driver’s, who was identified as Allain, had a suspended license. Allain was released on a summons to appear in court on August 15, 2018.
Conley Jones, 69, 1366 Joseph Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 26, 2018 at 8:35 am for obstructed license plate (proper equipment required), operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Roderick Street in Morgan City after observing that the license plate was expiration sticker was not visible. The deputy identified the driver as Jones and found that he was driving with a suspended license. While speaking with Jones, the deputy collected information leading that he was involved in illegal drug activities. Jones refused consent to search the vehicle. The K-9 Unit was contacted and quickly arrived on scene. K-9 Buddy showed a positive odor response of the presence of illegal drugs. The deputy searched the vehicle and located a pipe used to smoke crack cocaine. Continuing the investigation, the deputy also found evidence that the drug paraphernalia belonged to Jones. Jones was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $3,000.
Destry Weber, 52, 108 Jordan Lane, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on May 26, 2018 at 1:33 pm for disturbing the peace (appearing in an intoxicated condition). A deputy responded to a call for service regarding a disturbance at a residence on Jordan Lane in Bayou Vista. The deputy made contact with Weber and observed that he had been drinking. The deputy advised Weber to stop drinking, remain inside, and get some rest. Weber went inside. However, before the deputy left the location, he heard Weber yelling at other subjects and causing a disturbance in the neighborhood. The deputy transported Weber to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Weber was later released on a summons to appear in court on August 15, 2018.
Joshua Essex, 24, no street address available, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on May 26, 2018 at 3:49 pm for domestic abuse battery (strangulation). Deputies responded to a call for service regarding 2 male subjects fighting on Arlington Road in Bayou Vista. When they arrived, deputies observed 2 male subjects outside of a residence. Deputies heard one of the subject’s yelling at the other. Deputies identified the subject who was yelling as Essex. Through the investigation, deputies found evidence that Essex grabbed the other subject by the throat and pushed the victim. A deputy transported Essex to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Arthur Gray, III, 23, 545 Martin Luther King Drive, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on May 27, 2018 at 6:16 pm for aggravated assault with a firearm and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instruments. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 600 block of Cypremort Road near Lockette Road in Four Corners. Detectives found evidence that Gray fired multiple rounds from a handgun at a family member. Detectives also learned that there was an ongoing dispute between the 2 men. The male victim was uninjured. Gray turned himself in at the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department following the incident. Gray was booked into the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center. He was released after posting an $8,500 bond.
Corey Fernandez, 29, 120 Terrebonne Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge if operating a vehicle while intoxicated and on a warrant for willful disobedience of a judgement. Fernandez turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set.
Kylee Wilson, 21, 336 Franklin Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 27, 2018 at 6:42 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of no driver’s license on person. A deputy investigating a separate complaint at a business in Bayou Vista made contact with Wilson and located the active warrant for her arrest. Wilson was booked into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. Wilson was released after completing the court ordered sentence.
Walter Valdivieso, 42, 1408 N. Third Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 28, 2018 at 1:15 am for driver must be licensed. A deputy investigating a single vehicle crash on Highway 182 east of the Greenwood overpass found that the driver, Valdivieso, did not have a driver’s license. Valdivieso was released on a summons to appear in court on August 15, 2018.
Conner Wells, 17, 114 Parro Lane, Berwick, LA was arrested on May 27, 2018 at 10:36 pm on a warrant for theft and criminal trespass. The warrant was issued following an investigation into the theft of crawfish. Property owners in the Bateman Island area observed Wells on their lease dumping crawfish from their traps. The property owners collected information on the suspect and turned it over to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. A deputy came into contact with Wells while patrolling Bayou Vista and located the active warrant for his arrest. The deputy transported Wells to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Wells was released on a $2,000 bond.
Lee Boudreaux, 43, 225 N. Verret Street, Amelia, LA was arrested on May 28, 2018 at 4:05 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family and 2 warrants for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court. Deputies located Boudreaux at his residence and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $216,967.45.
2 juvenile males, both 15 years old from Jeanerette, LA were arrested on May 29, 2018 at 1:58 am for curfew violation. A deputy observed a vehicle cross over the fog line on Highway 182 in the Sorrel area and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy identified 2 of the occupants as juveniles. Both juveniles were released to their guardians pending juvenile court proceedings.
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