St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff's Office responded to 30 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Joshua Michael Broussard, 31, 4318 Heritage Road, Ville Platte, La., was arrested on September 24, 2019, at 11:11 am for switched license plate/stolen license plate, no insurance, and possession of methamphetamines.
Deputies were dispatched to the area of Mars Road and Saturn Road in Bayou Vista in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with Broussard, who had no insurance on the vehicle and the license plate was from a different vehicle. During the investigation, drugs were found on Broussard's person. Broussard was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.
Devan Nichole Serpa, 34, 103 Lambert St., Bayou Vista, La., was arrested on September 24, 2019, at 1:21 pm on two warrants for failure to appear on the following charges:
- possession of methamphetamine
- possession of alprazolam
- possession/distribution/sale of legend drug without prescription
- introducing or possessing contraband in any municipal or parish prison or jail
- possession of synthetic cannabinoids
- possession of drug paraphernalia
A deputy traveled to a residence on Lambert Lane in reference to a disturbance complaint. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the complainant who stated that there was a verbal altercation between people at a nearby residence. The deputy then made contact with Serpa and a male who were the subjects involved in the verbal altercation. During the investigation, dispatch advised the deputy that Serpa held two active warrants for her arrest. Serpa was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.
Michele Cherie Jackson, 49, 1516 Third Street, Morgan City, La., was arrested on September 25, 2019, at 1:28 am on a warrant through the Morgan City P.D. for driving under suspension.
A deputy conducting a traffic stop made contact with Jackson and was advised by dispatch that she held an active warrant through the MCPD. Jackson was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking and subsequently transferred to another agency.
Public Information Officer
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office