Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 24-hour reporting period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 40 calls for service. The following persons were arrested as a result during the last reporting period beginning on 05/18/2017:
Zackery Richard, 26 years of age, address: W. Madison Ln. Broussard, La, arrested on 05/18/2017 @ 11:04 a.m.
Charges: Warrant: F.T.A. to Pay Fine on 03/14/2017 (2 counts)
Zackery Richard was located and arrested at the Lafayette Parish Detention Center on active arrest warrants held by the 6th Ward Morgan City Court. Richard was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.
Tyre P. Banks, 46 years of age, address: Hwy 1 Labadieville, La, arrested on 05/18/2017 @ 2:46 p.m.
Charges: Driving under Suspension
Patrol officers responded to the area of Roderick St. in regards to a vehicle crash. According to reports officers arrived and it was learned that Tyre P. Banks was the operator of one of the vehicles involved. It was learned that Banks conducted an improper turn prior to striking another vehicle. Banks’ driver’s license was currently suspended and the vehicle did not have insurance. Banks was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where she was booked and incarcerated.
David Blair, 40 years of age, address: Bush St. Morgan City, La, arrested on 05/18/2017 @ 5:45 p.m.
Charges: Warrant: Defamation
Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division conducted an investigation in regards to threats allegedly being made to the victim via social media. According to reports during the investigation, evidence was uncovered linking David Blair to the threats. A warrant was prepared for his arrest. Blair was located in the area of Bush St. where he was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.
Larry J. Hatfield, 27 years of age, address: Choctaw St. Charenton, La, arrested on 05/18/2017 @ 6:07 p.m.
Charges: Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Violation of Uniform CDS Law (Drug Free Zone)
Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Narcotics Division observed a vehicle traveling on US 90 in a reckless manner. A stop was initiated in the area of MLK Blvd and Larry J. Hatfield was identified as the operator of the vehicle. According to reports Hatfield was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and an open alcoholic beverage. The area where the incident had taken place was within a Drug Free Zone. Hatfield was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.