St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 31 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Tasha Denise Ratcliff, 39, 120 Pond Dr., Bayou L’Ourse, La., was arrested on July 24, 2019, at 12:30 am for domestic abuse battery.
Deputies were dispatched to a local business in Amelia in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the complainant and Ratcliff. During the investigation, deputies learned Ratcliff had committed a battery. She was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.
Lawrence Francois, 48, 504 Orange St., Morgan City, La., was arrested on July 23, 2019, at 1:59 pm for entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
Narcotics detectives were assisting with an unrelated investigation on Orange St. in Morgan City when they made contact with Francois who became irate with the detectives when they asked him to leave the residence. Francois was arrested and released on a summons to appear in court on October 16, 2019.
Lucius Romero, Jr., 44, 1400 ½ Belanger St., Morgan City, La., was arrested on July 23, 2019, 3:37 pm on a warrant for criminal neglect of family.
Narcotics detectives observed Romero walking near North Third St. in Morgan City and were aware of an active warrant for his arrest. Romero was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail has been set at $17,100.
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St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office