Arrests reports

Joshua Navy

Ashley Thomas

Edward Giroir

Rodney Eskine

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

A 27-year-old Verdunville man, accused of threatening to kill a woman Friday, was captured Saturday at his residence after ignoring deputies repeated orders to get into a police unit, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Joshua Navy, 27, of the 200 block of Verdun Lane in Verdunville, was arrested at 2:40 p.m. Saturday for resisting arrest and on a warrant for domestic abuse battery by strangulation with a child present.
—Valerie D. Navy, 26 of the 200 block of Verdun Lane in Verdunville, was arrested at 2:40 p.m. Saturday for obstruction of justice and on a warrant for theft of goods.
Deputies located Joshua Navy at his residence on Verdun Lane on the warrant. During his arrest, Joshua Navy repeatedly refused deputies orders to get into the police unit, Hebert said. Following Joshua Navy’s arrest, deputies requested Valerie Navy’s information in order to subpoena cell phone video she recorded during the incident. Valerie Navy, Joshua Navy’s sister, then attempted to flee into the residence hiding the evidence on her, Hebert said.
As deputies apprehended Valerie Navy, she threw the phone to another person at the residence. That person turned the evidence over to deputies. During Valerie Navy’s arrest for obstruction of justice, deputies learned of an active warrant for her arrest for theft of goods. She was jailed and released on $2,250 bail.
The warrant for Joshua Navy’s arrest on the charge of domestic abuse battery stems from an investigation into a report of domestic abuse that occurred at a residence in Siracusa on Friday, Hebert said. A deputy was dispatched to Teche Regional Medical Center to investigate the complaint. The deputy determined that Joshua Navy threatened to kill a female victim, Hebert said.
He then grabbed the victim around the throat, dragged her through the residence, and threw her to the floor, the sheriff said. Joshua Navy then repeatedly kicked the victim, Hebert said. The deputy observed the imprint of a hand on the victim’s neck in addition to other injuries, Hebert said. A 4-year-old child witnessed the battery, the sheriff said. Joshua Navy was jailed with no bail set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 93 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Sheila Portier, 34, of the 200 block of Jones Street in Berwick, was arrested at 8:22 a.m. Sunday on a warrant for theft. A deputy located Portier at her residence on the warrant. The warrant stems from an investigation into a complaint of theft of a money ticket at a casino in Amelia, Hebert said.
The detective assigned to the case observed video surveillance footage of Portier picking up a money ticket for over $1,000 off of the floor after watching the victim win the money and accidentally drop the ticket as the victim left the machine, Hebert said. Portier admitted to cashing in the ticket belonging to the victim, Hebert said. Portier was jailed and released on $2,000 bail.
—George Thomas, 52, of the 100 block of Friendship Alley in Amelia, was arrested at 11:06 a.m. Friday on warrants for failure to appear on the charges of failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driver’s license restriction violation and for failure to appear on the charges of no insurance, expired inspection sticker, and no license plate.
A deputy assigned to patrol the Amelia area made contact with Thomas at his residence and learned of the active warrants for his arrest. The deputy released Thomas on a summons to appear in court April 7.
—Kendall R. Banks, 19, of the 300 block of Carol Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 4:34 p.m. Friday on a warrant for domestic abuse battery and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft. Banks turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City after learning of the active warrants for his arrest. The warrant for domestic abuse battery stems from an investigation into a report of domestic abuse at a residence on Carol Road. The deputy determined that Banks grabbed a female victim by the neck and shoved her. Banks was jailed and released on $12,500 bail.
—John N. Crappell, 41, of the 600 block of Teche Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 5:16 p.m. Friday for domestic abuse battery.
—Billy W. Crappell, 60, of the 600 block of Teche Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 5:16 p.m. Friday for domestic abuse battery.
A deputy responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a residence on Teche Road and made contact with father and son, Billy Crappell and John Crappell. The deputy determined that Billy Crappell slapped a female victim in the face during an argument, Hebert said. The physical altercation continued when John Crappell hit Billy Crappell in the head multiple times with his fist. Both were jailed and released on $2,500 bails.
—Esmin M. Portillo-Sauzo, 27, of the 1000 block of Third Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:10 a.m. Saturday for driving while intoxicated, open container of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles, and no driver’s license.
A deputy responding to a report of a reckless driver located and stopped the suspect vehicle near Clines Lane in Amelia. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Portillo-Sauzo, and smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, Hebert said.
The deputy also observed two open bottles of beer inside the vehicle. During the course of the traffic stop investigation, the deputy conducted a field sobriety test on which Portillo-Sauzo performed poorly. Portillo-Sauzo later registered a 0.223 grams-percent blood alcohol concentration on a breath test. Portillo-Sauzo was jailed with no bail set.
—Maegan L. Gilkison, 18, of the 300 block of Carol Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 3:14 a.m. Sunday for attempted possession of Schedule I marijuana.
—Kendall Banks, 19, of the 300 block of Carol Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 3:14 a.m. Sunday for attempted possession of Schedule I marijuana.
A detective received information regarding a possible illegal drug transaction. The detective made contact with Gilkison and Banks and learned that the two had attempted to purchase marijuana in the Siracusaville area, Hebert said. Both were released on summons to appear in court April 7.
—Dillion D. Billiot, 22, of the 800 block of Delmar Avenue in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 5:57 a.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated. A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Sixth Street in Morgan City and made contact with the driver, identified as Billiot, and smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.
The deputy conducted a field sobriety test and observed numerous indicators that Billiot was impaired. Billiot later registered a 0.084 grams-percent blood alcohol concentration on a breath test. The deputy transported Billiot to the parish jail for booking. Billiot was later released on a $2,500 bond.
—Lynette Guidry, 32, of the 3100 block of Wytchwood Drive in Morgan City, was additionally charged with operation of a clandestine laboratory and manufacturing methamphetamine at 1:37 p.m. Friday.
Continuing an investigation into illegal drug activity at the residence listed above, narcotics detectives determined that Guidry operated two methamphetamine labs used to produce methamphetamine, Hebert said. Guidry remains incarcerated with no bail set.
Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Mark Griffin Jr. reported the following arrests:
—Edward L. Giroir, 20, of Duke Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:46 p.m. Friday on a warrant for simple battery.
Giroir was located near the intersection of Fifth and Maine streets and placed under arrest on an outstanding warrant for the Morgan City Police Department. He was jailed.
—Rodney J. Eskine, 49, of Teche Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:08 a.m. Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated second offense, red light violation and possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle fail to yield at a stop light and attempted to stop the vehicle to investigate. The vehicle continued without stopping and was observed being driven in an erratic manner. The vehicle eventually stopped and the driver, identified as Eskine, was observed to be in an impaired condition.
Eskine was found to possess open containers of alcoholic beverage in his vehicle. He failed a field sobriety test and submitted to an Intoxilyzer 5000 test, which indicated a blood alcohol concentration of 0.286 grams-percent, Griffin said. He was jailed.
—Ashley J. Thomas, 44, of St. Martinville, was arrested at 10:31 p.m. Saturday for careless operation with an accident, resisting an officer by providing false information and attempted hit and run accident.
Officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash near the intersection of Front Street and Levee Road and arrived to locate a vehicle attempting to leave the scene. The vehicle had left the roadway and struck two residential structures causing damages. The driver of the vehicle was detained and identified as Thomas. Thomas was accused of providing the officers with a false identity, Griffin said. Thomas was jailed. There were no injuries in the crash, Griffin said.
—Hugo Ramirez, 35, of Levee Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:59 p.m. Saturday for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and failure to signal turn.
An officer observed a vehicle traveling on Roderick Street fail to properly signal a turn and stopped the vehicle to speak with the driver. The driver, Hugo Ramirez, was discovered to be operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. He was jailed.
—Kellie S. Boudreaux, 31, of Patterson, was arrested at 8:08 p.m. Saturday on a St. Mary Parish warrant for two counts of failure to comply with the drug court program.
Boudreaux was located at a Victor II Boulevard lounge and placed under arrest on outstanding warrants for failing to comply with terms of drug court program. She was jailed.
—Leonard A. Yarborough, 52, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 6:22 p.m. Friday for theft of goods (value $15.38).
Officers were dispatched to a La. 182 convenience store in regards to a shoplifter. Yarborough was located inside the store and accused of committing the theft of goods valued at $15.38. Yarborough was located by officers in the area and the items recovered. He was jailed.
—Amanda Free, 35, of Berwick, was arrested at 1:20 a.m. Sunday on a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant for issuing worthless checks.
An officer conducting a traffic stop near La. 182 in Berwick located and arrested Free on outstanding warrants for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department. She was jailed and released after posting cash bail.
—Ralph B. Redditt Jr., 54, of Morgan City, was arrested at 2:11 p.m. Sunday on warrants for probation violation and failure to appear for disturbing the peace intoxicated.
Redditt was located at a South Railroad Avenue residence after officers were dispatched to the location for an intoxicated subject. Redditt was jailed.
—Telegia M. Busby, 48, of Fifth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:20 p.m. Sunday for appearing in public intoxicated.
Officers were dispatched to a La. 182 convenience store regarding an intoxicated person. Officers located Busby in an impaired condition, and according to witnesses, Busby was observed knocking over merchandise in the store due to her condition, Griffin said. She was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Joseph A. Pfalzgraf, 34, of the 5600 block of La. 14 in New Iberia, was arrested at 1:48 a.m. Saturday for speeding 72 mph in a 55 mph zone, driving under suspension, no insurance on vehicle and driving while intoxicated third offense. He was jailed with no bail set.
—Raekwon Pitts, 17, of the 400 block of Como Street in Patterson, was arrested at 8:38 a.m. Saturday for six counts of stop sign violations, driving left of center, violation of general speed law, no driver’s license and resisting an officer by aggravated flight. Pitts was jailed with no bail set.
—Luis E. Valadez-Luevano, 18, of the 200 block of South Railroad Avenue in Patterson, was arrested at 8:27 p.m. Saturday for no driver’s license and possession of marijuana first offense. He was released on $2,250 bail.
—Rickey Comeaux Jr., 30, of the 400 block of Charlotte Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 11:56 p.m. Saturday for simple battery involving domestic violence. Comeaux was jailed with no bail set.
—Travis Johnson, 39, of the 700 block of Utah Street in Berwick, was arrested at 1:24 a.m. today for aggravated flight with vehicle, resisting an officer by flight, two counts of stop sign violation and driving under suspension. Johnson was jailed with no bail set.
—Robert Parker, 33, of the 2600 block of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 1:24 a.m. today for resisting an officer by flight and on a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant. Parker was jailed on $1,000 bail.
—Lenessa S. Stroud, 27, of the 700 block of Kem Street in Patterson, was arrested at 1:44 a.m. today for possession of marijuana first offense. Stroud was jailed on $1,000 bail.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Ronald Armond, 42, of Muriel Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:55 a.m. Sunday for possession of hydrocodone and disturbing the peace. Armond was awaiting bail to be set.

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