St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff's Office responded to 43 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Garland Joseph Romero II, 32, 2505 Highway 182, Patterson, LA, was arrested on November 4, 2019, at 5:41 pm for domestic abuse battery, domestic abuse battery by strangulation, and domestic abuse aggravated assault.
A deputy was dispatched to a location in Morgan City in reference to a battery. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the victim who stated that Romero had grabbed the victim by the neck and punched the victim several times. Romero was located a short time later and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.
Anthony Louis Arizmendi, 22, 308 8th Street, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on November 4, 2019, at 3:17 pm on an active warrant for the charge of monetary instrument abuse and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of
- operating a vehicle while intoxicated
- operating a vehicle without a driver's license
- careless operation
- hit and run
- possession of marijuana
A booking deputy made contact with Arizmendi when he was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center from another agency. Arizmendi was booked and incarcerated. No bail has been set.
Carissa Ann Upshaw, 38, 102 Moffett Court, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on November 5, 2019, at 12:04 am for improper lane usage, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dylan Paul Matte, 27, 2522 Highway 1, Thibodaux, LA, was arrested on November 5, 2019, at 12:04 am for possession of marijuana and on a warrant through the Morgan City Police Department for retaining possession of a leased movable/failure to return leased merchandise.
A deputy was patrolling the area of Greenwood Road when he observed a vehicle cross the centerline multiple times. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Upshaw, and a passenger, Matte. Through the investigation, drugs belonging to both Upshaw and Matt were found. Dispatch advised the deputy that Matte had an active warrant for his arrest. Upshaw was arrested and released on a summons to appear on February 7, 2020. Matte was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking and eventually transferred to another agency.
Richard Anthony Meaux, 43, 144 Pan Am Road, LA, was arrested on November 5, 2019, at 1:38 am for domestic abuse battery by strangulation.
Deputies were dispatched to an address on Pan Am Road in reference to a domestic abuse battery. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with a victim who stated that Meaux had grabbed the victim by the neck. The deputies made contact with Meaux and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.
Public Information Officer
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office