Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Calvin P. Kimbrough, 29, of Gen. Hodges Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:03 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for aggravated assault.
Kimbrough turned himself in to the Morgan City Police Department to be booked on an outstanding warrant stemming from an incident which is alleged to have occurred March 12 accusing Kimbrough of threatening another person with a knife, Banks said. He was jailed and released after posting cash bail.
—Francis N. Martinez, 30, of Patterson, was arrested at 11:36 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to pay a fine for unlawful sales of alcohol and failure to pay interpreter fee.
Martinez was located while conducting other business at the Morgan City Police Department and placed under arrest on an outstanding warrant for the Morgan City Police Department. She was jailed.
—Marvin N. Soto, 21, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:38 p.m. Thursday for speeding in a school zone and no driver’s license.
An officer patrolling a school zone area observed a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed near the school property, Banks said. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was identified as Soto. He was jailed.
—Ronald L. Sylvester, 30, of James Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:42 p.m. Thursday for driving under suspension for no motor vehicle insurance, improper display of license plate, on a warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear, an expired driver’s license and improper lane usage.
An officer observed a vehicle with an improper displayed license plate and stopped the vehicle to investigate. Sylvester was jailed.
—Jamal R. Millien, 25, of Maurice, was arrested at 11:13 p.m. Thursday for improper turning, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, taking contraband into a penal institution and possession of marijuana.
An officer observed a vehicle make an improper turn near the U.S. 90 bridge and La. 182 and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, Millien was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. He was jailed. Once at the jail, Millien was found to possess marijuana.
—John A. Gibson, 24, of Headland Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:21 p.m. Thursday for red light violation, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute third offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and a violation of uniformed controlled dangerous substance law in a school zone.
An officer observed a vehicle fail to negotiate a stop light at the intersection of Brashear Avenue and Sixth Street and stopped the vehicle to investigate. Evidence suggested that the vehicle may contain illegal narcotics and a consented search of the vehicle was performed, Banks said.
Officers located two large cellophane bags which contained suspected marijuana which officers learned during the investigation that the subject, Gibson had just purchased for $500. Based on the amount and the packaging, the subject was charged with the intent to distribute the substance. He was jailed.
—Jeffrey A. Mccracken, 48, of River Road in Berwick, was arrested at 1:47 a.m. today for disturbing the peace intoxicated.
An officer observed a person staggering in the roadway at the intersection of La. 182 and Myrtle Street and identified the subject as Mccracken, who appeared highly intoxicated. He was jailed.
—Kyle Q. Rhett, 23, of Gen. MacArthur Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:41 a.m. today on a warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for issuing worthless checks.
An officer conducting a traffic stop in the area of La. 182 and East Boulevard encountered a passenger in the vehicle identified as Rhett who was found to be wanted for an outstanding warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department. He was jailed.