According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 31 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Kaveshia Johnson, 17, 603 Grove Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on November 13, 2014 at 9:16 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of aggravated second degree battery. A deputy located Johnson at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin on the warrant. Johnson was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Jerell Jones, 23, 628 Red Cypress Road, Patterson, LA was arrested on November 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm on a warrant for probation violation. Jones was located at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin on the warrant. Jones was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Tyler Nelson, 18, 127 Jones Road #2, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on November 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm for disturbing the peace (fighting). A deputy assisting a Franklin Police Officer with dispersing a crowd at a location on Highway 182 observed a male subject engaged in a physical altercation with a female subject. Both subjects ignored the deputy’s verbal commands to stop fighting. The deputy then detained the male subject, identified as Nelson, for further investigation. The female subject was detained by Franklin Police. Nelson was subsequently arrested and transported to the parish jail for booking. Nelson was later released on a summons to appear in court on February 10, 2015.
Abel Ortiz, 37, 301 David Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on November 14, 2014 at 1:42 am for the following offenses:
- Hit and run driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Open container of alcohol
- No drivers license
A deputy responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on David and Middle Roads. Upon arrival, the deputy located a vehicle that came to a stop on the curb after striking a guardrail. The driver was not at the scene of the crash. During the course of the investigation, the deputy located the driver, identified as Ortiz, at his residence. While speaking with Ortiz, the deputy smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and person. The deputy administered a field sobriety test. Ortiz conducted the test poorly. He later registered a 0.169g% blood alcohol concentration on a breath test. The deputy transported Ortiz to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer
985-384-1622 Ext. 714