Bayou Vista man accused of choking, striking woman

Trevor Hebert

Dion Maize

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

A 19-year-old Bayou Vista man was charged Thursday after being accused of choking a woman and striking her in the face, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Trevor Hebert, 19, of the 100 block of Mars Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 8:15 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for domestic abuse battery and domestic abuse battery strangulation. Hebert turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s office in Morgan City after learning of the warrant for his arrest.
The warrant stems from an investigation into a report of domestic abuse that occurred at a residence on Mars Road. The deputy learned that, during an argument, Hebert struck a woman in the face and also choked her, the sheriff said. Hebert was jailed with no bail set.
Hebert reported responding to 36 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:
—A juvenile male, 11, of Amelia, was arrested at 6:11 p.m. Thursday for aggravated assault. A deputy responded to a residence in Amelia in reference to a complaint of someone pointing a gun at some other people, Hebert said.
The deputy learned that the juvenile male pointed a pellet pistol at another juvenile and a man following an argument between the two juveniles, Hebert said. The arrested juvenile was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.
—Scott Louviere, 30, of the 1300 block of Irish Bend Road in Franklin, was arrested at 8:36 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. A deputy located Louviere at a business on La. 182 in Berwick. He was jailed and released on a $3,878.71 bail.
—Ramus Martin, 48, of the 9100 block of La. 182 in Morgan City, was affected on five warrants for issuing worthless checks and on a warrant for failure to appear for judgment debtor ruling. Martin turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin. He was released on a summons to appear in court Dec. 15.
—Keith M. Morrison, 28, of the 9800 block of Touchton Road in Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested at 4:21 p.m. Thursday for signal lamps and signal devices required and driving under suspension. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area observed a vehicle with painted tail lights and conducted a traffic stop.
The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Morrison, and subsequently learned that he was driving with a suspended license. Morrison was jailed and released on $1,250 bail.
—Tommy Donati, 32, of the 2800 block of Second Street in Berwick, was arrested at 9:50 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for probation violation and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area made contact with Donati, who was walking on Clarke Road, and learned of the active warrants for his arrest. Donati was jailed with no bail set.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Dion Maize, 20, of Amelia, was arrested at 7:23 p.m. Thursday for remaining after being forbidden, possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice, introduction of contraband into a penal institute and on a St. Mary Sheriff’s Office warrant for speeding.
Police, while on patrol in the area of Brownell Homes, observed Maize walking in the area. Officers were aware of Maize being barred from housing authority property, so they made contact with him, Banks said. A local warrant check was done on Maize, and officers learned that he held outstanding warrants for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.
While booking Maize, the officer could smell a strong odor of suspected marijuana emitting from him and noticed that he was chewing something, Banks said. Maize was asked to open his mouth, and officers located a cellophane bag with suspected marijuana inside, Banks said. Maize was jailed.
—Clinton Ganaway, 30, of Patterson, was arrested at 3:57 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace.
Police were dispatched to a local doctor’s office in regard to a disturbance. When officers arrived, the medical staff stated that Ganaway had become loud and used profanities toward an elderly person in the waiting area, Banks said. Officers were able to locate Ganaway, who was still in the waiting area, and he was jailed.
—Michael Cochran, 55, of Morgan City, was arrested at 11:36 p.m. Thursday for headlights must dim 500 feet when approaching, driving under suspension, possession of Schedule II hydrocodone, on warrants for two counts of failure to pay fines, on a Houma Police Department warrant and an Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant.
While on patrol in the area of Federal Avenue near Marshall Street, police observed a vehicle with its bright lights on and as it approached, the vehicle’s bright lights were not deactivated, Banks said. A traffic stop was conducted. Cochran, the driver, was asked to produce a valid driver’s license.
Officers learned that Cochran’s license was under suspension, Banks said. Cochran was also found to be wanted on outstanding warrants. While Cochran was being arrested, officers located a hydrocodone pill in his front pocket, Banks said. He was jailed.
—Ira Thomas, 55, of Morgan City, was arrested at 1:46 a.m. today on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia, and a warrant for two counts of contempt of court for failure to pay fines.
Police were dispatched to a residence on Fifth Street in regard to a disturbance. When officers arrived they were told that Thomas needed to leave the residence, Banks said.
Officers made contact with Thomas and learned of outstanding warrants for his arrest. Thomas was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Bobby Mouton, 40, of the 800 block of Tall Timbers Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 3:23 a.m. today for two counts of simple battery, two counts of simple battery on a law enforcement officer and remaining where forbidden. Mouton was jailed with no bail set yet.
—Jonathan H. Palmer, 41, of the 200 block of Progresso Street in Patterson, was arrested at 9:42 p.m. Thursday for simple battery-domestic. Palmer was jailed with no bail set yet.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Samuel Reno, 30, of Shreveport, was arrested at 11:01 p.m. Thursday for possession of drug paraphernalia. Reno posted $1,500 bail.

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