St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 41 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Jeremiah Garces, 26, 1601 Cross Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on May 28, 2018 at 9:33 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family, a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and improper turning. Garces turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. Garces was released on a $2,550 bond.
Toya Colbert, 38, 192 Cypremort Road, Franklin, LA was arrested on May 29, 2018 at 3:08 pm for hit-and-run driving. A deputy investigated a report of a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Laura Drive in Patterson and identified the suspect in the incident as Colbert. The deputy found evidence that Colbert struck another vehicle and then left the location. Colbert was released on a summons to appear in court on August 15, 2018.
James Pollard, Jr., 50, 413 Camile Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on May 29, 2018 at 2:08 pm on a warrant for contractors; misapplication of payments prohibited. A detective assigned to investigate a case of contractor fraud found evidence that Pollard failed to apply money he received from a customer to material for the construction work he agreed to do in 2017. Pollard turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin. Pollard was booked into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. Pollard was released after posting a $10,000 bond.
Alyssa Acosta, 25, 819 Ditch Avenue, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 29, 2018 at 3:39 pm for the following offense:
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Possession of Schedule II (hydrocodone)
- Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax)
- Warrant for forgery
Scotty Pellerin, 37, Elm Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 29, 2018 at 3:39 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine).
Narcotics detectives traveling on Highway 182 into Berwick observed Acosta driving through the area. Detectives knew Acosta was wanted on an active warrant and stopped her. Detectives also made contact with a passenger identified as Pellerin. While speaking with Pellerin, detectives observed marijuana inside the vehicle. Detectives received consent to search the car and found the pills and a bag of marijuana. They also located methamphetamine in Pellerin’s wallet. The warrant for Acosta was obtained by a detective assigned to investigate a case of stolen checks. The detectives found that Acosta attempted to cash some of the stolen checks at a local bank. Acosta and Pellerin were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
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