A Morgan City teen was charged with rape Tuesday after an 18-year-old woman accused him of raping her, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.
—Jacolbi J. Francois, 17, of Cypress Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday for forcible rape.
On Tuesday, officers were dispatched to an Apple Street residence in regards to a possible rape which had occurred. Detectives were summoned to the scene to locate an 18-year-old woman who advised that she was raped by force, Banks said.
The victim identified her attacker as Francois, Banks said. The victim received medical treatment at Teche Regional Medical Center, Banks said. Detectives located Francois at his Cypress Street residence and detained him for investigation.
Investigators secured a search warrant for the residence where they discovered evidence that corroborated the victim’s statements, Banks said. Francois was taken to the police department and interviewed. During the interview, Francois admitted to the encounter and that the victim attempted to resist, Banks said. Based on the evidence recovered, Francois was jailed with no bail set
Banks reported the following arrest:
—D’Marcus D. Holly, 18, of Friendship Lane in Amelia, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for a probation violation and a warrant for contempt of court. Holly was jailed where he remains on $3,000 bail.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
—Donna S. Reed, 43, of the 1900 block of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday for theft. A deputy responded to a report of a theft that occurred at a store in Bayou Vista where store personnel said Reed was seen on video surveillance taking a pre-paid cell phone valued at just under $100 without paying. Reed was located at her residence and released on a summons to appear in court March 11, 2015.
—Courtney Reedom, 29, of the 2500 block of Apple Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday on a bench warrant for failure to appear on the charge of truant. Reedom was located at her residence and remains jailed with no bail set.
—Troy Billiot, 27, of the 5300 block of La. 182 in Patterson, was arrested at 11:56 p.m. Tuesday for domestic abuse battery and disturbing the peace.
—Michelle Lanclos, 28, of the 5300 block of La. 182 in Patterson, was arrested at 12:47 a.m. today for domestic abuse battery and disturbing the peace.
A deputy responded to their address after receiving a report that screaming was heard coming from inside the residence. Billiot and Lanclos had been engaged in an argument throughout the day. The argument escalated into a fight with Billiot and Lanclos committing a battery upon each other. Both sustained injuries during the altercation but refused medical attention.
After deputies disseminated a description of Billiot’s vehicle, Berwick police located and detained Billiot, who had left the scene before deputies arrived. Billiot and Lanclos are jailed with no bail set.
—Natasha Holland, 36, of the 1400 block of Englewood Drive in Slidell, was arrested at 3:57 p.m. Tuesday for possession of Schedule II (Percocet) and possession of Schedule IV (Ambien). Narcotics detectives responded to a report of contraband being found at the Fairview Treatment Center in Bayou Vista. During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered that Holland was in possession of a Percocet pill and an Ambien pill. Holland was jailed with no bail set.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Dwayne Francis, 26, of the 1400 block of La. 182 in Patterson, was arrested at 8:26 p.m. Tuesday for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Francis remains jailed with no bail set.
—Jordan L. Vidos, 29, of the 1100 block of Fourth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:56 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 90 for possession of synthetic cannabinoids. Vidos was jailed on $2,000 bail.
—Marcus K. Walker, 35, of New Iberia, was charged at 9:45 p.m. Sunday for speeding 88/55, reckless operation, second offense driving while intoxicated (by refusal) and threatening public officials after he was stopped on U.S. 90. Walker was jailed with no bail set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.