According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Shawn Clements, 40, 4010 Relius Ronsonet Road, New Iberia, LA was arrested on October 6, 2016 at 7:00 am on a warrant for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation. A deputy transported Clements from the Iberia Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking on the warrant. No bail is set.
Rebecca C. Causer, 44, 602 ½ Robert Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on October 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm for reckless operation of a vehicle, vehicle in unsafe condition, and driving under suspension. A deputy received information from a Franklin City marshal about a driver operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner on Cypremort Road in Jeanerette. The deputy located the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Causer. Causer told the deputy that the vehicle’s steering was damaged in a crash that occurred in September. Causer was found to be operating the vehicle with a suspended license. The deputy also observed that one of the tires on the truck had no tread and that the tire belt could be seen protruding from it. Causer was released on a summons to appear in court on January 4, 2016.
Christopher Colbert, 28, 106 East Long Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on October 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of a Schedule I drug and possession of an (open) alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. Colbert was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of direct contempt of court, failure to use seatbelts, and failure to honor a written promise to appear. Deputies patrolling Charenton responded to a suspicious persons complaint on Navarro Street. Deputies made contact with 2 male subjects, one of whom was identified as Colbert. While speaking with them, deputies located the active warrants for Colbert’s arrest. Colbert was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Nicole Benoit, 33, 216 Jupiter Street #3, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on October 7, 2016 at 12:19 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of speeding, direct contempt of court, and failure to honor a written promise to appear. A deputy patrolling Bayou Vista made contact with Benoit on Jupiter Street. While speaking with her, the deputy located an active warrant for her arrest. Benoit was transported to the parish jail for booking. Bail is set at $355.
Leslie August, 42, 1165 Big Four Corners Road, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on October 7, 2016 at 2:14 am for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy was dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a business on Highway 90 in Jeanerette. The deputy received a description of the subject and of the vehicle the subject was riding in. The deputy located a vehicle matching the description on Big Four Corners Road and observed a subject matching the description. The subject saw the deputy and quickly walked to the rear of the residence and into a sugarcane field. The deputy tracked the subject and located him lying down in the field. The deputy identified the subject as August. The deputy smelled the strong odor of marijuana on his person. While speaking with August, the deputy found that he was in possession of a small marijuana cigarette and rolling papers. Following the investigation, August was released on a summons to appear in court on January 4, 2017.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Brian Washington, 21, 6012 Wingate Street, New Orleans, LA was arrested on October 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm for the following offenses:
- Improper lane usage
- 3 counts resisting a police officer with force or violence
- 2 counts battery of a police officer
- Obstruction of justice
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Possession of Schedule II (MDMA/ecstasy)
- Possession of Schedule IV (tramadol) with intent to distribute
- Illegal carrying of weapons
Detectives of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Section observed a vehicle speeding 80 miles per hour in a posted 65 miles per hour zone on Highway 90. Detectives also observed the driver of the vehicle cross over the fog line. Detectives conducted a traffic stop in Patterson. As they began to make contact with the driver, later identified as Washington, they observed him reaching into the back seat of the car. Washington refused to listen to detectives’ orders to stop and was removed from the vehicle. Detectives received consent to search his person and located an item. When detectives attempted to retrieve it, Washington began kicking and struck a detective. The item was recovered and found to be a bag containing ecstasy, tramadol pills, and marijuana. During the investigation, detectives located brass knuckles in the back seat of the car. Washington was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
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