According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 41 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Michael Howard, 44, 324 Clarke Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on May 7, 2015 at 1:37 pm for the following offenses:
- 2 warrants for issuing worthless checks
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of domestic abuse battery
- 2 warrants for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family
A deputy assigned to patrol the Amelia area observed a pick-up truck traveling on Lake Palourde Road with an expired motor vehicle inspection sticker and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy made contact with the driver, Howard, and learned that he was driving without insurance and without vehicle registration. The deputy also discovered that Howard had multiple active warrants for his arrest. The deputy cited Howard for the traffic violations and transported Howard to the parish jail for booking on the warrants.
Juvenile male, 16, Centerville, LA was arrested on May 7, 2015 at 4:34 pm for domestic abuse battery and ungovernable juvenile.
Jason Rogers, 33, 6752 Highway 182, Centerville, LA was arrested on May 7, 2015 at 4:34 pm for domestic abuse battery.
A deputy responded to a complaint of a battery that occurred at a residence in Centerville. During the course of the investigation, the deputy determined that the juvenile and Rogers were involved in an argument that escalated into a physical altercation. Rogers was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set. The juvenile was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.
Bruce Tallada, Jr., 19, 509 Joey Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on May 7, 2015 at 4:18 pm for theft over $1700. A deputy was dispatched to a store in Bayou Vista to investigate a complaint of theft. The deputy learned from the complainant that Tallada falsified over $1,700 in merchandise returns and pocketed the money. After gathering evidence of the felony, the deputy transported Tallada to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Nata Sedatol, 20, 3210 Chitimacha Trail, Charenton, LA was arrested on May 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm on a warrant for simple battery. Sedatol turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin after learning of the warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from an investigation into a complaint of a battery received Wednesday. Sedatol struck a male victim in the face while at a location near Ruiz Landing in Charenton. A deputy transported Sedatol to the parish jail for booking. He was later released on a $500 bond.
Joshua M. Lacoste, 40, 203 Brashear Avenue, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 7, 2015 at 8:46 pm of reckless operation of a vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy responded to the Patterson area after receiving a complaint of a reckless driver in the vicinity of Emy and Natalie Lanes. The deputy observed the suspect vehicle on Natalie Lane, conducted a traffic stop, and made contact with the driver identified as Lacoste. The deputy learned that Lacoste had driven his vehicle into residents’ yards in the area. The deputy received consent to search the Lacoste’s vehicle and located a small plastic baggie inside a cigarette box containing a trace amount of a green leafy material believed to be an illegal substance. The deputy released Lacoste on a summons to appear in court on August 19, 2015.
Anthony Wise, 55, 320 Cypress Village, Houma, LA was arrested on May 8, 2015 at 3:09 am for the following violations:
- Possession of Schedule I (synthetic marijuana)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Driving left of center
A deputy assigned to patrol the Patterson and Calumet area observed a vehicle traveling at a slow rate of speed on Highway 90. The deputy then observed the vehicle crossing both the center line and fog line multiple times. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Wise. While speaking with Wise the deputy smelled the strong odor of burning synthetic drugs. The deputy received consent to search the vehicle and located 5 hand rolled cigarettes containing synthetic marijuana and three packets of the synthetic drug. The deputy also located rolling papers in the vehicle. The deputy transported Wise to the parish jail for booking. He was later released on a $3,750 bond.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Tarrike Phillips, 22, 404 Williams Street Lot 10, Patterson, LA was arrested on May 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids) with intent to distribute
- Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax) with intent to distribute
- Transactions involving drug proceeds
- Resisting an officer
After receiving a detailed complaint of illegal drug activity on Birch Street in Morgan City, detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division responded to the location and observed a male subject standing in between the opened passenger door and passenger seat of a parked vehicle. As detectives went to make contact, the subject saw the law enforcement officers and began to walk away from the vehicle. Detectives then observed the subject bend down and place an item in his pants. Detectives detained the subject pending further investigation. The subject was identified as Phillips. During the investigation, Phillips repeatedly attempted to pull away from detectives. A pill bottle containing several Xanax pills was located where Phillips was standing. Phillips could not provide a prescription for the drug. A synthetic cannabinoid cigarette, synthetic cannabinoids, and $373 in cash were found during a search of Phillip’s person. Also, detectives located a bag of synthetic cannabinoids on the passenger side floor board of the vehicle where Phillips had first been observed. Phillips transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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985-384-1622 Ext. 714