Man arrested, accused of sexually assaulting pre-teen

By Shea Drake sdrake@daily-review.com

A 22-year-old Berwick man was arrested Sunday on three counts of aggravated rape that reportedly occurred while the victim was under the age of 11, said Berwick Police Chief James Richard.
—Eric Leleaux Jr., 22, of the 3300 block of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday on the charge of aggravated rape (three counts).
The charges stem from several incidents occurring over a period of several years involving an underage child. The child was under 11 years old. Leleaux was 17 years old at the time some incidents occurred. Leleaux was arrested on a warrant at his residence. He remains in jail. Bail is set at $200,000.
Richard reported the following arrests:
—Juan Barrientos, 38, of the 600 block of Lonely Oaks Lane in Morgan City, at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday on warrants with Berwick Police Department for hit and run, and careless operation. Barrientos turned himself in to Berwick Police Department. He was released on bail set at $1,250.
—Erin LaSalle, 28, of the 100 block of Trevino Street in Berwick, at 2:17 p.m. Sunday on the charges of disturbing the peace and simple assault.
—Macaela Ceasar, 29, of the 100 block of Teema Street in Carencro, at 7:15 p.m. Sunday on the charges of disturbing the peace, criminal damage to property, warrants with Calcasieu Parish for deferred payment of $1,467 or 180 days for illegal possession of stolen things, contempt of court for possession of marijuana and illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of persons under 17, and contempt of court for theft of goods under $500.
Morgan City Police Chief James Blair reported the following arrests:
—Jamal A. Joseph, 29, of Thibodaux, at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for failure to appear for possession of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
Joseph was transported from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center to the Morgan City Police Department on an active warrant he held for the Sixth Ward City Court. Joseph was jailed.
—Andy Volquez, 29, of Garber Street in Morgan City, at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday on the charges of failure to use a turn signal and driving under suspension.
A patrol officer in the area of Brashear Avenue observed a vehicle fail to use a turn signal while turning on to Sixth Street and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Volquez had a suspended driver’s license. Volquez was jailed.
—Tyler E. Brewer, 23, of Patterson, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday on the charges of disturbing the peace and appearing in public intoxicated.
Officers were dispatched to a residence on Elm Street in regards to a disturbance. When officers arrived witnesses stated that Brewer had gotten into a verbal altercation with a family member, and he had consumed a large amount of alcohol, Blair said. Officers made contact with Brewer and could smell a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, Blair said. Brewer was yelling and using profanities, when officers asked him to calm down, but he refused. Brewer was jailed.
—Moesas Hernandez, 24, of Fourth Street in Morgan City, at 8:45 p.m. Thursday on the charge of domestic abuse battery.
Officers were dispatched to a residence on Fourth Street in regards to a domestic disturbance. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, who stated that her boyfriend, Hernandez, and she had gotten into a verbal altercation, which turned physical when Hernandez punched her in the face, Blair said. Officers did observe marks on the victim’s facial area consistent with her statements. A description of Hernandez was given and he was located on Patton Street. Hernandez was asked about the incident, but reports indicated he denied committing the battery on the victim. Hernandez was jailed.
—Michael L. Falgout, 30, of Myrtle Street in Morgan City, at 2:26 a.m. Friday on the charges of illegal carrying of a weapon (brass knuckles), attempted simple escape and appearing in public intoxicated.
Officers were dispatched to a hotel on Roderick Street in regards to an intoxicated individual trying to get into a vehicle. Officers arrived and a witness pointed out the individual, identified as Falgout, lying on the ground. Officers made contact with Falgout who had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. Officers also located a pair of brass knuckles in Falgout’s possession, Blair said. Falgout was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Upon exiting the patrol unit, Falgout began to run a short distance while still in handcuffs, but was unable to maintain his balance and fell causing abrasions to the right side of his face, Blair said. Falgout was treated for his injury and then jailed.
—Jaye Bliss, 26, of Watkins Street in Berwick, at 3:59 p.m. Friday on a warrant charging him with two counts of failure to pay fines.
Bliss was transported from the Berwick Police Department to the Morgan City Police Department on active warrants he held for the Sixth Ward City Court. Bliss was jailed.
—David W. Woods, 30, of River Road in Berwick, at 8:40 p.m. Friday on the charge of appearing in an intoxicated condition.
Officers were dispatched to a business on La. 70 in regards to a disturbance. When officers arrived, the individual causing the disturbance had left the premises. Officers located the individual, identified as Woods in the area. Police observed that Woods could not maintain his balance and had the odor of alcohol on his breath. Woods was jailed.
—Hugh C. Brown, 54, of Second Street in Morgan City, at 9:43 p.m. Friday on the charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Officers were dispatched to a local business on La. 70 in regards to a vehicle crashing into the building and that the driver appeared to be under the influence, Blair said. Officers arrived and spoke to the driver, Brown. While speaking to Brown, the officer observed Brown was unable to maintain his balance and had slurred speech, Blair said. Brown was asked to perform the standardized field sobriety test, which he performed poorly. Brown was placed under arrest and transported the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the department, Brown submitted to the chemical test for intoxication. His results indicated a 0.000 grams-percent blood alcohol content. According to reports, Brown did admit to taking medication that causes drowsiness, Blair said. Brown was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and jailed.
—Anthony D. Gant, 34, of Rayne, at 1:05 a.m. Saturday on the charge of failure to signal and on a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant charging him with three counts of failure to appear.
A patrol officer in the area of Front Street and Brashear Avenue observed a vehicle fail to use its turn signal while turning on to Brashear Avenue and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Gant, held active warrants for the 16th Judicial District Court. Gant was jailed.
—Donald E. Byrd, 45, of Freret Street in Morgan City, at 8:45 p.m. Saturday on the charge of simple assault.
Officers were dispatched to a home on Freret Street in regards to an individual making threats. Officers arrived and spoke to witnesses that stated Byrd was yelling and making threats to his neighbors. Officers located Byrd at his home, and Byrd denied making the alleged threats, Blair said. Byrd was jailed.
—Mary D. Picklesimer, 37, of Plaquemine, at 9:49 p.m. Saturday on the charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, proper equipment required on vehicles, no insurance and battery on an officer.
A patrol officer in the area of La. 182 and Everett Street observed a vehicle traveling with a flat tire and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking with Picklesimer, the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, Blair said. Picklesimer was asked to perform the standardized field sobriety test, but refused. Picklesimer was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the department, Picklesimer was asked to submit to the chemical test for intoxication and she refused, Blair said. She was then charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. While booking Picklesimer, she became combative and kicked an officer, Blair said. The officer was able to subdue Picklesimer. She remains incarcerated.
—Hugo Perez-Zamudio, 24, of Village Lane in Morgan City, at 10:22 p.m. Saturday on the charges of simple kidnapping and domestic abuse battery.
Officers were dispatched to a home on Egle Street in regards to a domestic disturbance. Officers spoke to the victim, who stated she was outside of her home when her husband, Perez-Zamudio pulled up in his vehicle, got out of the vehicle and began striking her in the face, Blair said. According to reports, Perez-Zamudio forced the victim into his vehicle, then he drove off and continued beat her, Blair said. The victim was able to convince Perez-Zamudio to bring her back to her home and he then fled, Blair said. Officers observed marks on the victim consistent with her statements. Perez-Zamudio was located by the St. Mary Sheriff’s Office on Village Lane and detained him for questioning. Perez-Zamudio was asked about the incident, but denied involvement. Perez-Zamudio was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration. No bond has been set at this time.
—Lona Washington, 50, of Donaldsonville, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the charges of speeding 57 mph in a 30 mph zone and driving under suspension. A patrol officer in the area of La. 182 and Federal Avenue observed a vehicle going faster than the posted speed limit.
A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Washington, was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. A computer check revealed that Washington’s driver’s license was suspended. Washington was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.
—Keiera Wood, 19, of Canary Street in Morgan City, at 2:34 p.m. Sunday on the charge of disturbing the peace fighting.
—Alishica Wells, 21, of Gibson, at 2:34 p.m. Sunday on the charge of disturbing the peace fighting.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Mallard Street in regards to a disturbance. Officers arrived and spoke to Wood and Wells. Officers observed signs on both individuals that a physical altercation had taken place. According to reports, both Wood and Well admitted to fighting. Both were placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.
—Erick A. Deleon, 21, of First Street in Morgan City, at 8:09 p.m. Sunday on the charges of possession of alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of uniform controlled dangerous substance law, no driver’s license, and improper lane usage.
A patrol officer in the area of Levee Road and Federal Avenue observed a vehicle cross the center line several times. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Deleon was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. While speaking to Deleon, the officer observed several open containers of alcoholic beverages in the vehicle. A computer check revealed that Deleon did not have a valid driver’s license. The officer also located suspected marijuana in Deleon’s possession along with items used to smoke illegal narcotics. Deleon was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Rocky L. Sauce, 59, of the 240 block of Bayou Black Drive in Gibson, at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on the charges of simple battery involving domestic violence and criminal damage to property. Sauce remains jailed. No bail is set.
—Nakita V. Breaux, 27, of the 100 block of Marshall Street in Napoleonville, at 10:41 p.m. Thursday on the charge of disturbing the peace by language. Breaux was released on bail set at $237.
—Trey Simoneaux, 32, of the 300 block of Red Cypress Road in Patterson, at 1:35 a.m. Friday on the charge of disturbing the peace by intoxication. Simoneaux was released on bail set at $413.
—Sydnie Wainwright, 19, of the 600 block of Arenz Street in Morgan City, at 11:11 a.m. Saturday on the charges of possession of marijuana (first offense) and for a warrant with St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. Wainwright was released on bail set at $2,500.
—Shannon Wainwright, 43, of the 500 block of Fifth Street in Morgan City, at 1:25 p.m. Saturday on a warrant with Patterson Police Department for telephone harassment. Wainwright was released on $1,000 bail.
—Patrick Augman, 41, of the 1300 block of Ninth Street in Patterson, at 3:36 p.m. Saturday on a warrant with Patterson Police Department for theft by shoplifting and remaining where forbidden. Augman was transferred to Centerville Jail. No bail is set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 193 complaints and reported the following arrests:
—Brandy Armond, 36, of the 400 block of Tournament Boulevard in Berwick, at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Armond turned herself in to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville after learning of the arrest warrant. No bail is set.
—Kevin Thomas Fromenthal, 43, of the 800 block of Main Street in Patterson, at 12:22 a.m. Thursday on the charge of driving while intoxicated.
Deputies responded to a call regarding a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of U.S. 90 near the Baldwin area. Deputies later made contact with the driver, Fromenthal, as he had run his vehicle off the road, into a ditch. Deputies determined Fromenthal to be impaired. Fromenthal was transported to the parish jail for booking. He was released on bail set at $10,000.
—Robert Lee Ocon, 49, of the 800 block of Waterworks Road in Amelia, at 5:15 p.m. Thursday on a warrant alleging misdemeanor theft.
Ocon flagged down a deputy assigned to patrol the Amelia area. He requested a check be done to see if he had any outstanding warrants for his arrest. The deputy learned that Ocon did indeed have a warrant for his arrest for the charge of theft. The warrant stems from an investigation conducted on Nov. 23. Investigators learned that Ocon is accused of stealing a $20 DVD player. Ocon was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville. He was later released on a summons and given a court date of Feb. 11, 2016.
—William Harness, 47, of the 1400 block of James Street in Siracusaville, at 10:55 p.m. Thursday on the charges of disturbing the peace and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
A deputy assigned to patrol the Siracusaville area responded to a call that included details that a male had gained entry into a home on James Street via a window. The deputy made contact with the male in question, Harness, and found him to be intoxicated. The deputy learned that Harness made entry into the home by way of a window. Harness was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
—A juvenile female, 14, of Amelia, at 7:03 p.m. Friday on the charges of disturbing the peace and criminal damage to property.
A deputy responded to a call of a disturbance on Chirpy’s Lane in Amelia. During the investigation, the deputy learned that the juvenile was arguing with a family member and then punched a window out of her bedroom. The juvenile was released back to family members pending juvenile court proceedings.
—Nathan Leif, 35, of the 1100 block of Delmar Road in Bayou Vista, at 8:33 p.m. Friday on the charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless operation of a vehicle, and off-road vehicle on a public roadway.
A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area observed an ATV being driven on Southeast Boulevard. The ATV was traveling northbound in a southbound lane. A traffic stop was conducted and contact was made with the driver, Leif. During the course of the investigation, the deputy learned that Leif was impaired. Leif was transported to the St Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville for booking. He was released on bail set at $7,500.
—Desmon Cousin, 39, of the 700 block of Oregon Street in Berwick, at 12:27 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft. Cousin was transported from another jurisdiction and brought to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrest:
—Gerron Skipper, 27, of Dora Street in Morgan City, at 1:42 a.m. Friday on the charges of possession of marijuana (third offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer by flight, possession of a firearm by persons convicted of certain felonies, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence on the premises of an alcoholic beverage outlet.
Officers were in the area of a local nightclub and observed two suspicious persons with black hoodies on. Officers attempted to make contact with them due to a high number of burglaries in the city. Contact was made with both individuals, and after asking for identification, Skipper ran from officers. After a short foot pursuit, officers apprehended Skipper and located a 40 caliber Glock on his person. The narcotics and paraphernalia were also located on his person. Skipper was jailed. No bail is set.

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