Morgan City Arrest Report 8-15-2017

Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 24-hour reporting period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 37 calls for service. The following persons were arrested as a result beginning on 08/14/2017:


Abbey L. Aucoin, 20 years of age, address: Cottonwood St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 08/14/2017 @ 11:47 a.m.

Charges: Warrant: F.T.A. to Pay Probation Fee
Warrant: Probation Violation

Abbey L. Aucoin was located and arrested in the area of Cottonwood St. on active arrest warrants held by the 6th Ward Morgan City Court. Aucoin was transported to the Morgan City Jail where she was booked and incarcerated.


Wesley Clark 08142017
Wesley D. Clark, 26 years of age, address: Railroad Ave. Morgan City, La., arrested on 08/14/2017 @ 9:16 p.m.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana W/I/T/D

Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Narcotics Division initiated a stop on a vehicle in the area of Sixth St. due to improper lighting. According to reports, investigators could smell a very strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A large amount of suspected marijuana was located in the rear seating area of the vehicle. Wesley D. Clark was identified as one of the occupants in the vehicle. Reports indicate that Clark admitted that the marijuana was for him and it was destined to be sold on the streets. Clark was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.


Cedric N. Anders, 28 years of age, address: Patton St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 08/14/2017 @ 9:44 p.m.

Charges: Theft

Cedric N. Anders was located and arrested in the area of Federal Ave. on active arrest warrants held by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. Anders was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.


David P. Barrilleaux, 50 years of age, address: Fourth St. Berwick, La., arrested on 08/14/2017 @ 10:53 p.m.

Charges: Driving while Intoxicated
Speeding 49 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. Zone
Improper Lane Usage

Patrol officers observed a vehicle in the area of LA 182 traveling at 49 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone. The vehicle was also observed swerving from lane to lane crossing the center line. A stop was initiated and David P. Barrilleaux was identified as the operator of the vehicle. According to reports, Barrilleaux was found to be in an intoxicated state. Standardized Field Sobriety was performed in which Barrilleaux did poorly. Barrilleaux was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail for Chemical Testing. Barrilleaux refused to submit to the Chemical Test at which time he was booked into the Morgan City Jail and incarcerated.


John R. Destefano, 51 years of age, address: South Grand View Daytona, FL., arrested on 08/14/2017 @ 11:18 p.m.

Charges: Disturbing the Peace Intoxicated

Patrol officers responded to the area of Myrtle St. in regards to a suspicious subject. Officers arrived and John R. Destefano was identified. According to reports, Destefano was found to be in an intoxicated state. Destefano was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.


Dwayne Francis 08142017
Dwayne C. Francis, 28 years of age, address: Louise St. New Iberia, La., arrested on 08/14/2017 @ 11:27 p.m.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana over 14 grams
Violation of Uniform CDS Law (Drug-Free Zone)
Aggravated Flight from an Officer
Resisting an Officer
Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Disregarding Traffic Controls
Driving under Suspension
No Insurance
Hit & Run
Criminal Damage to Property
Warrant: F.T.A. for Arraignment on 09/23/2014

Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Narcotics Division observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Wise St. Investigators were able to catch up to the vehicle on Brashear Ave. and attempted to initiate a stop. The vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speeds traveling up Front St. disregarding stop signs in the area. When attempting to negotiate a turn onto Levee Rd. the vehicle lost control and traveled into a yard in the area of Utah St. striking a vehicle and a porch at a residence. The operator of the vehicle then fled the area on foot. After a short chase by investigators and patrol officers, the subject was apprehended. Dwayne C. Francis was identified as the operator of the vehicle. Francis was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana over 14 grams. It was also learned that while Francis was attempting to evade police he damaged a fence in the area. The vehicle that Francis was operating was found to have no insurance. His Louisiana Driver’s License was also found to be under suspension. The area where this incident had taken place was within a Drug-Free Zone.  Francis was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.