Sheriff: Trio stole generator from elderly victim

By Zachary Fitzgerald zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

Three people were charged Tuesday with stealing a generator from an elderly victim in Amelia, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Jude Boudreaux, 17, of La. 923 in Jonesville, was arrested at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday on the charges of theft of assets of an aged or disabled person, no driver’s license on person and proper equipment required on vehicle.
—Russell Aucoin III, 20, of Alta B Drive in Centerville, was arrested at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday on the charge of theft of assets of an aged or disabled person.
—Summer Gaudet, 21, of Lake Palourde Road in Amelia, was arrested at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday on the charge of theft of assets of an aged or disabled person.
A deputy was dispatched to a report of a theft at a home in Amelia. A description of a vehicle that was possibly involved was provided, and said suspect pickup truck was located on Duhon Boulevard. The officers made contact with three occupants, Boudreaux, Aucoin and Gaudet.
All three were detained pending the theft investigation. The deputy collected evidence that the trio stole a generator from an elderly victim. The generator was located in the bed of the truck. Boudreaux, Aucoin and Gaudet were jailed with no bail set. The stolen item was returned to the owner.
Hebert reported responding to 51 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:
—Mark White, 33, of Franklin, was additionally charged with simple battery at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.
—Howard Gabriel, 53, of Franklin, was additionally charged with simple battery at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday
—Tyrone Thomas, 52, of Morgan City, was additionally charged with simple battery at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.
—John Lejeune, 28, of Branch, was additionally charged with simple battery at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.
A correctional officer observed inmates White, Gabriel, Thomas and Lejeune hit another inmate during an argument. All four inmates remain incarcerated with no bail set.
—Kason L. Johnson, 30, of North Bayou Black Drive in Gibson, was arrested at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of marijuana. A correctional officer transported Johnson from the Terrebonne Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on the warrant. Johnson was released on $3,500 bail.
—Jermoud Watts, 26, of Siracusa, was additionally charged with criminal damage to property at 3:12 p.m. Tuesday. Correctional officers observed inmate Watts damage a window of a jail cell. Watts remains in jail with no bail set.
Morgan City Police Chief James Blair reported the following arrests:
—Lyzette Williams, 47, of Glenwood Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:56 p.m. Tuesday on the charges of domestic abuse battery and cruelty to a juvenile.
Officers responded to an address on Glenwood Street in regard to a reported disturbance. The officers arrived and spoke with several witnesses to the incident. Police were told that a woman, later identified as Williams, was observed committing a battery on a boy in front of the home.
Officers then located Williams, along with the juvenile, who showed signs of a battery. During an investigation, the officers found evidence supporting the alleged battery. Williams was jailed.
—Shea R. Saujon, 26, of Wytchwood Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday on the charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of Xanax, possession of gabapentin, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of uniform controlled dangerous substance laws.
—Jared P. Loupe, 39, of Wytchwood Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday on the charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, transactions involving drug proceeds, violation of uniform controlled dangerous substance laws, obstruction of justice and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Morgan City Police Narcotics Detectives along with the assistance of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at a home on Wytchwood Drive.
During the investigation, Loupe and Saujon were identified as occupants of the home. During the search, investigators located suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, Xanax, gabapentin, drug paraphernalia and proceeds believed to be obtained from illegal drug sales.
Investigators determined that Loupe attempted to discard evidence. The location of the incident was within the area of a drug-free zone in violation of uniform controlled dangerous substance laws. Both Loupe and Saujon were jailed.
—Eugene J. LeBlanc, 21, of Elaine Street in Morgan City, was arrested at noon Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of marijuana and a warrant charging him with contempt of court.
LeBlanc was arrested at the Morgan City Police Department on City Court warrants. LeBlanc was jailed.
—Eric S. Driskill, 41, of Second Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday on the charge of smoking in a city jail facility.
On Tuesday, corrections officers conducted an investigation of an inmate using tobacco inside the city jail. Driskill, who was currently incarcerated, was identified as the inmate suspected of smoking in the facility. Officers located tobacco in the facility and uncovered evidence linking Driskill to the allegations. Driskill remains jailed.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Timothy Bergeron, 49, of Gene Williams Road in Franklinton, was arrested at 12:41 a.m. today on the charges of resisting an officer by giving false information, driving under suspension and improper turning at an intersection. Bergeron has a hold on him for Faulkner County, Arkansas, probation and parole.
Chitimacha Police Chief Hal Hutchinson reported the following arrest relating to east St. Mary Parish:
—Brittany Jones, 23, of Lloyd Lane in Morgan City, was arrested Tuesday on the charge of theft and released on a summons to appear in court.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.

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