Two inmates were charged after police say they threw urine on a jailer and another inmate.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said Damenn Engleton, 25, of Morgan City, was charged with simple battery and battery of a correctional officer. Paul Charles, 33, of Morgan City, was charged with simple assault in the incident. Both were arrested at 4:36 p.m. Thursday.
A jailer and an inmate at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center were working in a dorm when Engleton, another inmate, threw urine on them. Charles, also an inmate, then attempted to strike the inmate working in the dorm.
Engleton and Charles remain jailed.
In other action, Hebert reported the following arrests:
—Elbert Cannon Jr., 49, of Eunice, was arrested at 7:19 a.m. Thursday for simple assault after a disturbance at a truck stop on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista.
The responding deputy learned from witness statements and other evidence that Cannon, a trucker, made verbal threats to another truck driver over a parking location. The deputy released Cannon on a summons to appear in court March 11, 2015.
—Deidra James, 37, of the 600 block of Duke Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:12 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. A deputy assigned to the Warrants Division located James at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin. James was released on a summons to appear in court March 11, 2015.
—Gary Polk, 66, of the 1200 block of Delmar Avenue in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 6:48 p.m. Thursday for simple battery and on a warrant from Caldwell Parish for failure to appear on the charge of driving while intoxicated.
The deputy determined that Polk approached a female victim in an aggressive manner and struck her in the face during a conversation the two were having at a Bayou Vista residence. Polk was jailed with no bail set.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Jesus Munoz Perez, 30, of Spruce Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:31 p.m. Thursday on warrants for aggravated burglary, armed robbery, attempted first degree murder and detained for immigrations enforcement.
—Zenen Vasquez, 24, of Spruce Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:31 p.m. Thursday on warrants for aggravated burglary, armed robbery, attempted first degree murder and detained for immigrations enforcement.
—Ossiel Munoz Perez, 28, of Fielders Court in Houma, was arrested at 12:31 p.m. Thursday on warrants for aggravated burglary, armed robbery, attempted first degree murder and detained for immigrations enforcement.
Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department traveled to Orange County Correctional Facility in Texas where they located the trio wanted by the Morgan City Police Department in their continuing investigation of an attack on a Morgan City resident.
All three waived extradition and were transported back to Morgan City Police Department.
All three, along with another person reportedly involved, Geronimo Ramirez Martinez, were detained for Federal Immigration Enforcement.
Jesus Perez, Vasquez and Ossiel Perez are being held on bail of $300,000 each.
—Christopher W. Frye, 25, of Brashear Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:57 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for violation of a protective order.
Frye turned himself in to the Morgan City Police Department. The warrant was in response to a complaint filed with an officer Sunday in which Frye is accused of repeated contacts with a female after being forbidden. He was released after posting $2,500 bail.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.