Two Morgan City men were arrested Thursday night after the driver of a vehicle fled from police officers toward Siracusaville, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Bryson Skinner, 19, of 1000 block of Grace Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:57 p.m. Thursday for a stop light violation, general speed law violation, flight from an officer, resisting an officer, driving under suspension, two counts for child passenger restraint and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of operating a vehicle without a driver’s license.
—Terrell Poole, 23, of the 1000 block of Ramos Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:57 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule I marijuana.
A deputy travelling on La. 182 in Amelia observed an SUV on Duhon Bypass Road approach the intersection at a high rate of speed and drive through a red light. The deputy initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to pull over and continued to travel on La. 182 towards Siracusaville.
The SUV stopped only after the driver pulled too close to another vehicle and was unable to maneuver around it. The deputy then commanded the driver and passenger to exit the vehicle. The driver was identified as Skinner and the passenger as Poole.
While being placed in handcuffs, Skinner pulled away from the deputy in an attempt to free himself, the sheriff said. As the deputy continued the investigation, the deputy located two toddlers in the vehicle who were not properly restrained.
Also, a small amount of marijuana was located in the SUV by a Morgan City police officer who responded to assist with the traffic stop, Hebert said. Skinner and Poole were jailed. No bail is set for Skinner. Bail for Poole is set at $2,000.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 43 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Juleesa Brown, 22, of the 100 block of Jones Road in Jeanerette, was arrested at 3:08 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy learned from store personnel that Brown was seen on video surveillance concealing items in her purse before attempting to leave the store without paying for the goods. Brown was released on a summons to appear on court Aug. 22.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Miranda J. Topham, 32, of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. today for two counts of theft and criminal damage to property.
Officers were summoned to Teche Regional Medical Center in regard to a theft. Officers learned that Topham had entered a treatment room in the emergency room section and had stolen a splint and box of gloves, Banks said. Officers questioned Topham who admitted to the theft, Banks said. She was jailed.
—Donald L. Jackson, 32, of La. 182 East in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:34 a.m. today for possession of Schedule II crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and transactions involving proceeds from controlled dangerous substance activity.
Narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at a residence located on La. 182 in Morgan City. The warrant was obtained as a result of illegal narcotics activity complaints at the residence. The resident of the apartment, Jackson, was located along with several pieces of suspected crack cocaine, Banks said. Investigators also discovered over $400 in cash which was derived from the sale of illegal narcotics. Jackson admitted to
—Robin D. Gilbert, 55, of Sixth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:15 a.m. today on a warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear for simple burglary.
An officer located a suspicious vehicle and its occupants in the area of the Fisherman’s Wharf on Front Street and stopped to investigate. One person was identified as Gilbert who was found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. Gilbert was jailed.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.