Morgan City Arrest Report 8-11-2017

Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 24-hour reporting period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 42 calls for service. The following persons were arrested as a result beginning on 08/10/2017:


Jarrod Hudson, 30 years of age, Address- Onstead St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/10/2017 @ 8:17 am.

Charge:  Warrant- Disturbing the Peace (Berwick PD)

   Jarrod Hudson was located at his residence on Onstead St. A warrant check revealed that he held an active warrant for the Berwick Police Department. Hudson was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Christian A. Brown, 39 years of age, Address- Maple St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/10/2017 @ 10:14 am.

Charge:  Warrant- Failure to Pay Fines (3cts)

   Christian Brown was located by an officer on Justa St. A warrant check revealed that Brown held an active warrant for the 6th Ward City Court. Brown was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Nathushun D. Singleton, 39 years of age, Address- Breaux Bridge, La. was arrested on 08/10/2017 @ 1:23 pm.

Charge- No Turn Signal
               Possession of Synthetic Marijuana
               Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

   A patrol officer in the area of Redwood St. observed a vehicle fail to use its turn signal while turning on to Victor II Blvd. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Nathushun Singleton was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. During the course of the investigation, Singleton was found to have suspected synthetic marijuana and items used to smoke illegal narcotics in his possession. Singleton was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Jim Businelle, 58 years of age, Address- Carol Rd. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/10/2017 @ 2:11 pm.

Charge: Warrant- Probation Violation

   Jim Buisnelle was transported from the Law Enforcement Center in Centerville, La. to the Morgan City Police Department for an active warrant he held for the 6th Ward City Court. Businelle was booked and incarcerated.


Clarence J. Benoit Jr., 53 years of age, Address- Gibson, La. was arrested on 08/10/2017 @ 10:29 am.

Charge: Driving Under Suspension
               View of Windshield Obstructed

   A patrol officer in the area of Hwy 182 near Seventh St. observed a vehicle with a large crack spanning the length of the windshield.  A vehicle stop was conducted and the driver, Clarence Benoit was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. A computer check revealed that Benoit’s driver’s license was suspended. Benoit was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Jude Resignola Jr., 22 years of age, Address- Federal Ave. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/10/2017 @ 5:34 pm.

Charge:  Remaining After Being Forbidden

     Officers responded to a residence on Lesley Dr. in regards to removing an individual from the residence. Officer arrived and spoke to the victim. According to reports, the victim stated that Jude Resignola had been told by the victim and officers on a prior occasion not to return to the residence, but he continues to return to the location. Resignola was located outside the residence, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Joshua N. Bertrand, 39 years of age, Address- Levee Rd. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/10/2017 @ 6:29 pm.

Charge:  Driving While Intoxicated
               Improper Lane Usage

   Officers responded to a vehicle crash on Justa St. Contact was made with one of the drivers, Joshua Bertrand and he was asked to produce a valid driver’s license.  Reports indicate that Bertrand appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic. A standard field sobriety test was done on Bertrand and he performed poorly. Bertrand was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the police department, Bertrand submitted to the chemical test for intoxication, which a result of .000g%. Bertrand was then transported to a local hospital where blood was drawn.  Bertrand returned to the police department for booking and incarceration.