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Arrest Report- February 10, 2023


St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff's Office responded to 38 complaints and reports the following arrests:


Michael John Lacoste, 68, Lafayette, LA, was arrested on February 9, 2023, at 11:51 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Lacoste was released on his own recognizance.


Scotty Allen Pellerin, 42, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on February 9, 2023, at 4:55 pm on two warrants for failure to appear on the following charges:

  • Possession of a schedule II CDS (methamphetamine)
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of synthetic cannabinoids
  • Theft of less than $1,000
  • Entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden

Bail was set at $11,000.


Ronnie Milton Boatman, 44, Franklin, LA, was arrested on February 10, 2023, at 3:16 am for resisting officer or arrest, and on a warrant for failure to appear for criminal neglect of family. Bail has not been set at this time.


Luis Ivan Garcilazo, 20, Bayou Vista, LA, was arrested on February 9, 2023, at 5:37 pm for burglary of a vehicle.

On February 5, 2023, a deputy was dispatched to a residence in Bayou Vista in reference to a vehicle burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with a man who stated that his vehicle had been burglarized and money was missing.

The deputy began an investigation and subsequently developed Garcilazo as the suspect.  A warrant was obtained for his arrest.

On Thursday, February 10, 2023, deputies made contact with Garcilazo, informed him of the warrant for his arrest, and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. Bail was set at $15,000.


All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Public Information Officer

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office