St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 36 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Jaleesa J. Randle, 28, 116 Singleton Street, Charenton, LA was arrested on January 26, 2017 at 8:35 am for general speed law (construction zone) and driving under suspension. A deputy traveling on Highway 90 in the Patterson area observed a vehicle moving at 70 miles per hour in a posted 55 miles per hour zone in a construction zone with workers present. The deputy conducted a traffic stop near Lassus Street and spoke to Randle, the driver. The deputy found that Randle was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Randle was released on a summons to appear in court on April 5, 2017.
George J. Henderson, 61, West Syls Lane #32, Amelia, LA was arrested on January 26, 2017 at 11:34 am for illegal use of a weapon. At 11:13 am, a dispatcher received a call from a complainant stating that gun shots were heard coming from the area of Friendship Alley. The deputy responding to the call heard 2 gun shots coming from the wooded area near the railroad tracks and located a subject carrying a shot gun. The subject was identified as Henderson. The deputy asked Henderson if he had fired the weapon. Henderson claimed he did not. However, when the deputy advised him that she heard the gun shots, Henderson stated that he thought he could hunt in the woods near Friendship Alley. Following the investigation, Henderson was released on a summons to appear in court on April 5, 2017.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Ashley E. Collier, 19, 209 South Central Boulevard, Chauvin, LA was arrested on January 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm for following too closely and possession of drug paraphernalia. Detectives with the K-9 Section and Narcotics Section observed vehicle following closely behind another vehicle on Highway 90 in the Patterson area and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Collier. While speaking with her, the K-9 detective developed information that Collier had marijuana in the vehicle. The K-9 team conducted an exterior search of the vehicle and K-9 Buddy showed an odor response indicating that there was an illegal substance inside. The detective searched the vehicle and located small pieces of marijuana, a grinder used to process marijuana, rolling papers, and 2 pipes used for smoking marijuana. Collier was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. She was released on a $1,750 bond.
Brittany Epperson, 29, 130 Jupiter Street, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on January 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics detectives patrolling Morgan City in June of 2016 conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Duke Street near Federal Avenue. Detectives spoke with a passenger, identified as Epperson, and received consent to search her purse. Detectives located a syringe suspected of being used to inject illegal drugs and a small empty plastic bag. Inside the vehicle, detectives found several more used syringes and 2 spoons. A warrant was issued for Epperson’s arrest. Detectives located Epperson at her residence. She was released on a summons to appear in court on April 5, 2017.
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