St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 43 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Clarence Williams III, 26, 603 Robert Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on August 1, 2018, at 11:41 pm for reckless operation and no driver’s license. A deputy patrolling St. Joseph responded to a suspicious vehicle in the area of the 4300 block of Irish Bend Road. An officer with the Franklin Police Department conducted a traffic stop with said vehicle. The deputy arrived and made contact with the driver, Williams. The deputy found evidence that Williams was operating the vehicle without a driver’s license and traveling at a dangerously high rate of speed on Easy Street. Williams was released on a summons to appear in court on November 13, 2018.
Brittany Declouet, 34, 109 Jolivette Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on August 2, 2018, at 12:07 am for driving while intoxicated and parking, stopping, and/or standing violation. A deputy patrolling St. Joseph conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle parked in the roadway on Irish Bend Road. The deputy made contact with Declouet and smelled a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her person. The deputy conducted standardized field sobriety and Declouet performed poorly. Declouet was transported to the Franklin Police Department for chemical testing on the Intoxilyzer 9000. Declouet’s blood alcohol content was 0.193g%. Declouet was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Charles Preece, 29, 1927 River Road, Berwick, LA was arrested on August 2, 2018, at 1:17 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle without insurance. A deputy patrolling in the area of Berwick made contact with Preece outside of a closed business. The deputy learned of an active warrant for Preece’s arrest. Preece was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Michael Morris Jr., 19, 308 Talbot Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on August 1, 2018, at 11:16 am for aggravated battery and battery on a correctional officer. St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center Corrections Section deputies responded to a disturbance in a dorm during feeding. During the course of the disturbance, Morris struck a deputy and also threw an item at the deputy. Morris was booked on additional charges. Morris remains incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center.
Chace Buckner, 25, 97 Oak Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on August 1, 2018, at 5:45 pm on the following warrants:
- Warrant for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, violation of the controlled dangerous substance law (drug-free zone), and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Warrant for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of the controlled dangerous substance law (drug-free zone).
The warrants stem from investigations initiated on April 2, 2018, and May 2, 2018, where detectives found evidence that Buckner was in possession of marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia. Detectives made contact with Buckner at his residence. Buckner was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
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St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office