St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Andrew Watson, 25, 103 Lena Street, Lafayette, LA was arrested on September 20, 2018, at 1:03 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of issuing worthless checks for $500 or more and issuing worthless checks for less than $500.
A corrections deputy made contact with Watson at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center as Watson turned himself in on an active warrant for his arrest. Watson was arrested and booked on said warrant. Watson was released on a $1,500 bond.
Quinn Lewis, 32, 1414 Cypremort Road, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on September 21, 2018, at 3:12 am on a warrant for domestic abuse battery.
A deputy patrolling the area of Jeanerette was dispatched to a residence on Cypremort Road in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Lewis and through the investigation, the deputy learned of an active warrant for Lewis’ arrest. Lewis was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail was set.
Cotina Batiste, 36, 203 Prairie Road, Verdunville, LA was arrested on September 20, 2018, at 5:37 pm on a warrant for probation violation and five active warrants for failure to appear on the following charges:
- obstruction of justice by tampering with evidence
- possession of marijuana
- contributing to the delinquency of juveniles
- illegal use, consumption, possession, or distribution of controlled dangerous substance in the presence of persons under 17
- child desertion
- identity theft of more than $300 but less than $500 (x2)
- identity theft of more than $500 but less than $1,000
Detectives of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office were patrolling the area of Morgan City when they located Batiste in a vehicle outside a local business. Knowing of the active warrants for her arrest, the detectives made contact with Batiste and placed her under arrest for those warrants. Batiste was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail was set.
Paul Levergne, 54, 1015 Canal Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on September 20, 2018, at 11:39 am on a warrant for the charges of attempted first degree murder of a peace officer, disturbing the peace-intoxicated, battery of emergency room personnel (2 counts), and battery of a police officer.
A detective with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Canal Road in Bayou Vista to assist deputies with a complaint of a subject who was possibly suicidal. Upon arrival, the detective made contact with the deputies and Levergne who was in a vehicle and had armed himself with a knife and a syringe. Levergne attempted to swallow a large number of pills but one of the deputies intervened. While speaking with Levergne in an attempt to calm him down, Levergne attempted to stab the detective with the knife. Levergne was unsuccessful and was taken into custody without incident. Levergne was transported to the hospital for treatment after he was taken into custody. He was later arrested and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail was set.
Public Information Officer
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office