According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 36 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Taylor R. Brewer, 22, 112 South Railroad Avenue, Morgan City, LA was arrested on March 14, 2016 at 9:22 am on a warrant for theft. The warrant was obtained following an investigation that began in February into an employee theft from a store in Bayou Vista. The detective collected video evidence of Brewer taking cash from a register on over a dozen occasions in the total amount of $2,880. Brewer turned herself in on the warrant at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City and was transported to the parish jail. Brewer was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
Dylan Allen, 18, 1755 Highway 317, Centerville, LA was arrested on March 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm for misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile. A detective received a complaint of a possible molestation of a juvenile. During the course of the investigation, the detective gathered evidence that Allen had contact that was sexual in nature with a 15 year old juvenile female at a location in Centerville. Allen turned himself in on the warrant at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. Allen was released after posting a $1,500 bond.
Steven Williamson, 32, 126 Riverview Drive, Patterson, LA was arrested on March 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm for possession of Schedule I and operating a vehicle under the influence of an illegal substance. A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle traveling at an extremely slow rate of speed on Highway 87 in the Franklin area. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Williamson. While speaking with Williamson, the deputy observed several signs of impairment including slow and slurred speech. Williamson also used the vehicle to support himself. The deputy received consent to search the vehicle and located a small bag containing a green leafy substance suspected of being synthetic cannabinoids. Three burnt cigarettes suspected of containing the same substance were also located. Williamson was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Paulette G. Lewis, 47, 1314 Apt. B, Lake Palourde Road, Amelia, LA was arrested on March 14, 2016 at 9:02 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana), 2nd offense
- Driver must be licensed
- Proper equipment required on vehicles
- Possession of (open) alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles
- Warrant for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charges of operating a vehicle without proper required equipment
A deputy patrolling Amelia conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a malfunctioning headlight on Lake Palourde Road and made contact with the driver, Lewis. During the stop, the deputy located two active warrants for Lewis’ arrest. The deputy also found a drinking glass containing an alcoholic beverage and a small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana inside the vehicle. Lewis was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Lady Brown, 33, 1404 Martin Luther King Drive, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on March 15, 2016 at 4:37 am for violation of the maximum speed limit and driving under suspension. A deputy on Highway 90 in the Amelia area observed a vehicle travelling 81 miles per hour in a posted 70 mile per hour zone and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy made contact with the driver, Brown, and found that her driver’s license was listed as suspended. Brown was released on a summons to appear in court on May 27, 2016.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Gatchary Forth, 28, 305 Sun Valley Way, Florham Park, NJ and Albert Mujaj, 36, 2164 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY were additionally charged with illegal possession of stolen things. Continuing the investigation that began on March 9, 2016, the detective collected evidence that Forth and Mujaj used a fraudulent driver’s license was used to purchase cell phones. Both subjects remain incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set. (See March 10, 2016 arrest report for more information.)
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