St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Blake Chaisson, 20, 111 Hendricks Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on January 11, 2017 at 10:00 am for second degree cruelty to juveniles. On the evening of December 18, 2016, a deputy responded to a 911 call of a medical emergency involving a non-responsive 2- month-old infant at a residence in Patterson. The baby girl was transported to a local hospital and then transported to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans for further treatment. The deputy conducting a follow-up investigation to the incident learned from medical staff that the infant sustained non-accidental head trauma. A detective conducted a criminal investigation. The detective collected evidence that Chaisson was responsible for the child prior to the medical emergency. Based on the medical evaluation and other evidence that was collected, the detective obtained a warrant for Chaisson’s arrest. After learning of the warrant, Chaisson turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin. Chaisson was transported to the parish jail for booking. A judge set Chaisson’s bail at $100,000. Chaisson was released after posting a $100,000 property bond.
TyJuandre J. Tillman, 25, 409 Bollard Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on January 11, 2017 at 9:48 pm for resisting an officer. A deputy assisting Baldwin Police with a complaint located a subject matching the description of a man police officers were searching for. The deputy made contact with the subject. While working to identify him, and determine if he was the subject Baldwin Police were searching for, the man fled on foot. The deputy pursued on foot and apprehended the subject who was identified as Tillman. He was transported to the parish jail for booking. Tillman was later released on a $2,500 bond.
Melvin R. Lee, 34, 106 Collins Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on January 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of direct contempt and failure to use seatbelts. A deputy responding to an unrelated complaint at a residence in Baldwin came into contact with Lee and located the active warrant for his arrest. Lee was released on a summons to appear in court on April 5, 2017.
Robin Tipton, 33, 1403 N Third Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on January 11, 2017 at 5:40 pm for theft of goods. A deputy was dispatched to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy made contact with the suspect, Tipton, at one of the store’s exits. During the investigation, the deputy learned from store personnel that Tipton was seen concealing items in her purse. The deputy spoke with Tipton, received consent to search her purse, and located over $450 in stolen items. Tipton was released on a summons to appear in court on April 5, 2017.
Walter Howard, 30, 504 Williams Street Apt #1, Patterson, LA was arrested on January 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm for careless operation of a motor vehicle, driving under suspension, and possession of Schedule I drugs. A deputy was dispatched to Highway 182 near Teche Road in reference to a vehicle that had driven off the roadway. The deputy located a pick-up truck in a sugarcane field, made contact with the driver, and identified him as Howard. During the investigation, the deputy located a folded-up piece of paper containing a green leafy substance suspected of being marijuana. While speaking with Howard, he admitted to the deputy that the illegal drug was his. The deputy also found that Howard was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Howard was transported to the parish jail for booking. Howard was later released on a summons to appear in court on April 5, 2017.
Clinton B. Williams, 52, 131 Rizzo Street, Lot #20, Patterson, LA was arrested on January 12, 2017 at 4:10 am for littering, violation of parish outdoor burning ordinance, and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended license and no seatbelt. A deputy responded to a complaint of a subject burning items at Wilson’s Boat Launch in Patterson. The deputy spoke with the subject, identified as Williams, and found that he was burning copper wire and other materials on the property. Williams was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
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