Arrests reports

Tyler Kapp

Taj Broussard

Deshawn Moore

Jose Flores-Perez

By JEAN L. McCORKLE jmccorkle@daily-review.com

A Morgan City man was arrested for the robbery of the Patterson Cracker Barrel.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle said Mark Eugene, 50, of the 600 block of Terrebonne Street in Morgan City, was charged at 4:26 a.m. Saturday for robbery, theft and simple battery.
He attempted to purchase alcohol earlier in the evening and was turned away, and officers were dispatched to investigate the assault of an employee a few hours later, LaSalle said.
Eugene came into the store three times. The last time, he came in trying to cover his face with a jacket, proceeded behind the counter and demanded several times that the cashier open the register, the chief said.
When she did not, he pushed her, grabbed a pack of cigarettes and left the store walking, LaSalle said.
Eugene was located at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Plum Street. He was brought back to the store and the clerk identified him as the assailant.
He remained jailed this morning with no bail set.
LaSalle also reported the following additional arrests:
—Amber Swanson, 17, of the 1200 block of Main Street in Patterson, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday for disturbing the peace by fighting with a juvenile. Swanson was jailed on $565 bail.
—Dillon Swanson, 18, of the 1200 block of Main Street in Patterson, was arrested at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer by flight. Swanson was jailed on $688 bail.
—Reynaldo Elpidio Mejia Rool, 58, of the 700 block of Terrebonne Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:22 a.m. Thursday for no driver’s license and no headlights. Rool was jailed on $407 bail.
Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Mark Griffin Jr. reported the following arrests:
—Tyler M. Kapp, 23, of Crenshaw Street in Berwick, was arrested at 2 p.m. Wednesday for theft.
Kapp, an inmate in the Morgan City Jail, was booked on an additional charge of theft after he was identified through video surveillance as being involved in the theft of a gold chain, valued at $1,000, from a person being booked into the jail. The item was recovered, and Kapp remains jailed.
—Markita L. Turner, 23, of Wren Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday for hit and run driving, no insurance and no driver’s license.
Officers were dispatched to David Drive and La. 182 regarding a hit and run accident. Officers were provided a description of a vehicle which had struck another vehicle. Officers searched the area and located the vehicle in the Brownell Homes area. They identified the driver involved as Turner, who did not possess a valid driver’s license or motor vehicle insurance. She was released after on $1,373 bail. There were no injuries in the accident.
—William L. Stokes, 49, of Charles Street in New Iberia, was arrested at 9:41 p.m. Wednesday for appearing in public intoxicated.
A patrolling officer observed a male standing in the middle of a parking lot of a La. 182 convenience store screaming and making hand gestures. The officer saw Stokes kick a vehicle in the parking lot. He was detained and found to be involved in a domestic dispute with a female. Stokes also was found to be in an impaired and intoxicated condition. He was jailed.
—Taj Broussard, 18, of Texas Street in Lafayette, was arrested at 11:32 a.m. Thursday for second offense possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substance (cocaine), possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and no driver’s license.
—Deshawn A. Moore, 18, of Halsey Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:32 a.m. Thursday for second offense possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substance (cocaine) and third offense possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance (marijuana).
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle traveling on Railroad Avenue, driven by Broussard, whom the officer was aware did not possess a valid driver’s license. The officer observed the vehicle pull into an abandoned property and the pair exit the vehicle. The men continued their suspicious behavior and were detained by officers. They could not explain why they were at the property.
Both were checked for weapons. A narcotics canine was summoned and displayed a positive response, indicating the presence of illegal substance in the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and suspected marijuana, along with suspected cocaine, were located inside the vehicle. Both men denied knowledge of the substances. They were jailed.
—Israel Ramirez, 28, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:26 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for speeding.
A patrolling officer located Ramirez at the intersection of La. 182 and Aycock Street and detained him on the outstanding warrant. He was released after posting a cash bond.
—Khadijeh J. Parker, 22, of Levee Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:24 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule I marijuana, no seat belt and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile.
—Dregrick L. Johnson, 25, of Taft Street in Patterson, was arrested at 3:24 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule I marijuana, no seat belt and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile, child passenger restraint violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle traveling on La. 182 near Myrtle Street with unrestrained occupants. The officer stopped the vehicle to speak with the driver. Johnson and a female passenger, Parker, appeared extremely nervous, Griffin said. Parker admitted to officers that she possessed marijuana hidden in her bra and retrieved two small cellophane bags of the substance, he said. The driver, Johnson, also was found to possess an additional cellophane bag of marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia, he said. They were in the company of a one-year-old child who was improperly restrained in the rear seat of the vehicle, he said. Both were jailed.
—Britten E. Businelle, 31, of Brownell Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:05 p.m. Thursday for simple battery.
—Joni L. Farias, 31, of Everett Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:15 p.m. Thursday for simple battery and criminal damage to property.
Officers were dispatched to an Everett Street address to investigate a possible battery.
The pair was involved in an argument at a Brownell Street residence where Farias told officers Businelle struck her. She accused Businelle of shoving her into several items inside the home, damaging the items. Farias also said that Businelle contacted police, at which time she left the residence. Officers located Businelle at the Brownell Street residence. Businelle said he had indeed been in an altercation, but that Farias struck him and damaged several items in his home valued at $350. He told officers that he told Farias he was contacting 911 at which time she left the residence. Both were jailed.
—Lacy L. Johnson, 30, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:23 a.m. Saturday for disturbing the peace intoxicated.
Officers arrived at a Railroad Avenue address to learn that Johnson was intoxicated and causing a disturbance with others in the area by yelling and screaming. Johnson was jailed.
—Amanda Chavis, 33, of Gibson, was arrested at 2:06 a.m. Sunday for improper lighting, speeding 46/35 mph zone, no driver’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A patrolling officer observed a speeding vehicle traveling on La. 182 and clocked the vehicle at 46 mph in a 35 mph zone without proper lighting. During the encounter, Chavis was found to possess a pipe commonly used to consume illegal narcotics. Chavis was jailed.
—Frank Singleton, 31, of Oak Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3 a.m. today for domestic abuse battery.
Officers were dispatched to an Oak Street residence for a domestic disturbance where they located a female who said Singleton struck her in the face causing a laceration. Singleton was located and confirmed the encounter but said the strike was unintentional. Singleton was jailed.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Brandon Grant, 31, of Utah Street in Berwick, was arrested at 4 p.m. Saturday for disturbing the peace intoxicated following a disturbance at Utah and Sixth streets. Grant posted $295 bail and was released.
—Tony Weston, 39, of Fifth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 1:06 a.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace after officers responded to a fight in progress at the Lighthouse Lounge. Weston posted $295 bail and was released.
—Shaqunia Harris, 20, of Arizona Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:15 p.m. Sunday for theft by shoplifting. Officers were called to the Dollar General in Berwick where Harris is accused of stealing items valued at $30.46. Harris posted $300 bail and was released.
—Jeffrey Perkins, 47, of Carline Street in Berwick, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Friday for simple battery after officers were called to Ganaway’s regarding a disturbance between a male and female. Perkins posted $300 bail and was released.
Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following area arrests:
—Moses F. Stratton, 38, of the 3600 block of Second Street in Berwick, was arrested at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday on a warrant for aggravated assault and simple battery. Stratton turned himself in and was released on a summons to appear in court.
—Samantha Starnes, 23, of the 100 block of Shell Beach Road in Pierre Part, was arrested at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that Starnes was seen concealing items in a bag stored beneath a shopping cart. Starnes was released on a summons to appear in court.
—Nyjul Hillebrandt, 18, of the 600 block of Sixth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that Hillebrandt was seen concealing an item in a store bag before attempting to leave the store without paying for the item. The deputy released Hillebrandt on a summons.
—Clifton Martin Jr., 52, of the 700 block of Prairie Road N in Franklin, was arrested at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that Martin attempted to leave the store without paying for several items he placed in a shopping cart. The deputy released Martin on a summons.
—Paul M. Fitch, 48, of Schriever, was arrested at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday for simple battery, disturbing the peace intoxicated and simple criminal damage to property. A deputy responded to a complaint of a battery on Degravelle Road in Amelia. Upon arrival, the deputy heard someone yelling inside the residence. During the course of the investigation, the deputy determined that Fitch struck a male and damaged his TV and other property. Fitch was later released on $1,250 bail.
—James Beranek, 29, of the 200 block of La. 182 in Patterson, was arrested at 12:24 a.m. Thursday for violation of parish ordinance — fireworks use prohibited. A deputy responded to a complaint of fireworks being ignited in the Patterson area and made contact with Beranek. The deputy advised Beranek of the parish ordinance and Beranek stated he would comply. While speaking with other residents in the area, the deputy observed fireworks being used at Beranek’s residence. Beranek was released on a summons to appear in court.
—Jose Flores-Perez, 26, of the 4500 block of Port Road in New Iberia, was arrested at 1:27 a.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to distribute and possession of proceeds derived from drug transactions. A deputy responded to a report of illegal drug activity at a bar on La. 182 in Amelia. During the course of the investigation, the deputy collected statements indicating that Flores-Perez had sold cocaine to another person at the bar. The deputy made contact with Flores-Perez and located a bag of cocaine and over $350 in cash on his person. He remains jailed with no bail set.
—Jose Bibian, 27, of the 100 block of Lenny’s Lane in Amelia, was arrested at 8:58 a.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace fighting.
—Leonel Fuentes, 30, of the 100 block of Lenny’s Lane in Amelia, was arrested at 8:58 a.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace fighting.
A deputy responded to a report of a fight at the Lenny’s Lane address where the deputy observed two males arguing outside of the residence. During the course of the investigation, the deputy learned that Bibian and Fuentes engaged in a physical encounter inside the residence. Both were released after each posting $250 bail.
—Aaron Ourso, 34, of the 9200 block of Jessie Street in Jeanerette, was arrested at 2:02 a.m. Saturday on a warrant for probation violation. Ourso was transported from Del Rio, Texas, to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on the warrant. No bail is set.
—Paul Daigle, 36, of 3 B’s Lane in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 5:20 p.m. Saturday for possession of Schedule I.
—Leroy Guilliott, 34, of White Sulpher Spring, West Virginia, was arrested at 5:20 p.m. Saturday on two warrants for failure to appear on the charges of domestic abuse battery.
A deputy responding to a welfare concern complaint at a Bayou Vista address observed what appeared to be a burnt marijuana cigarette inside the residence. During the course of the investigation, the deputy determined that the drug was synthetic marijuana belonging to Daigle. The deputy also learned that another subject at the residence, Guilliott, was wanted on warrants. Daigle’s bail is set at $2,000. No bail is set for Guilliott.
—Kellie Hebert, 41, of the 2000 block of Keith Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 6:41 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of issuing worthless checks. A deputy responding to an unrelated complaint made contact with Hebert and learned of the active warrant for her arrest. Hebert is being held on $3,500 bail.
—Chad Fox, 44, of Gray, was arrested at 8:38 p.m. Sunday for simple battery. A deputy responded to a report of a disturbance on Lee Street in Amelia. During the course of the investigation, the deputy learned from an off-duty officer that Fox was seen hitting a female victim while the two were traveling on foot near the roadway. Fox was later released on a summons to appear in court.

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