St. Mary Arrest Report 9-5-2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the Labor Day holiday weekend reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 179 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Jeffery Lofton, 52, 346 California Street, Thibodaux, LA was arrested on September 1, 2017 at 7:59 am on a Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant for failure to appear. A St. Mary Parish deputy received information from a Lafourche Parish deputy regarding the active warrant for Lofton’s arrest and his whereabouts. Lofton was located walking on LA Highway 182 in Amelia, taken into custody, and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. He was later transferred to the Lafourche Parish jail.

Brionne Bogen, 21, 320 Charlotte Drive, Patterson, LA was arrested on September 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm for stop sign violation and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy patrolling Bayou Vista observed a vehicle fail to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Delmar Avenue and Southeast Boulevard. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, spoke with the driver, Bogen, and found that her license was suspended. Bogen was released on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.

Kevin Theriot, 46, 2517 Weco Town Road, New Iberia, LA was arrested on September 2, 2017 at 1:45 am for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. A deputy responding to a hit and run that occurred in Charenton located the suspect vehicle on LA Highway 182 in Baldwin and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as Theriot. While speaking with him, the deputy smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and person. The deputy conducted a standardized field sobriety test. Theriot performed the test poorly. He was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Theriot was released on a $2,500 bond.

Jeffery Carbajal, 20, 1202 Spruce Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on September 2, 2017 at 4:07 am for the following offenses:

  • Careless operation
  • No driver’s license
  • Hit and run driving
  • Failure to report an accident

A deputy investigating a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Lake Palourde Road and Barrow Street located Carbajal walking away from the scene. When deputies spoke to Carbajal about the crash, he denied knowledge of the incident. Through investigation, the deputy found evidence that Carbajal was driving the car at the time of the crash. Carbajal was released on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.

Tiffany Simmons, 34, 100 Gates Drive, Franklin, LA was arrested on September 2, 2017 at 10:05 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana). A deputy conducting a traffic stop on La Highway 83 in Baldwin spoke with a passenger in the vehicle identified as Simmons. The deputy smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. During the investigation, the deputy located marijuana on Simmons’ person and in her purse. Simmons was released on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.

Khuong Nguyen, 30, 3495 LA Highway 182 E, Berwick, LA was arrested on September 2, 2017 at 10:42 pm for theft of goods. A deputy was responded to a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy spoke with store security personnel and learned that Nguyen was seen concealing items in his clothing before attempting to leave the business without paying for the goods. Nguyen was released on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.

Jarrett Francis, 28, 145 Racetrack Lane, Rayne, LA was arrested on September 3, 2017 at 9:25 pm for proper equipment required on vehicles and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy enforcing traffic safety on LA Highway 83 in Baldwin observed a vehicle without a working license plate light. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, spoke with Francis, the driver, and found that his license was suspended. Francis was released on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.

Sharon Gauthier, 56, 914 Main Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on September 3, 2017 at 1:59 am for disturbing the peace (offensive language), resisting an officer, and 2 counts of public intimidation and retaliation. A deputy responded to a report of a disturbance at a business on LA Highway 182 in Jeanerette. The deputy made contact with Gauthier who was yelling and cursing outside of the business. Gauthier refused to leave. As the deputy escorted her to the police unit, she repeatedly attempted to pull away and made threats to the deputy. Gauthier was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. While being escorted inside, Gauthier made verbal threats to a correctional officer. Gauthier was transported to the Morgan City Police Department jail for housing and later released on a $4,500 bond.

Keanan Gauthier, 18, 109 Nikki Lane, Baldwin, LA was arrested on September 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana). A deputy investigating a single vehicle crash on LA Highway 3215 identified the driver as Gauthier. The deputy observed a small amount of marijuana by Gauthier’s feet while speaking with him. Gauthier admitted to the deputy that the marijuana was his. The deputy released Gauthier on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.

John Banks, 44, 112 Sorrell Lane #1, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on September 4, 2017 at 10:49 pm for speeding and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy patrolling Four Corners observed a vehicle speeding 36 miles per hour in a posted 25 miles per hour zone on Big Four Corners Road. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and spoke with Banks who was driving the vehicle. The deputy found that Banks was driving under suspension. Banks was released on a summons to appear in court on December 1, 2017.

Kelly Hamilton, 34, 7257 Highway 182 E, Morgan City, LA was arrested on September 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm for speeding and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of direct contempt, speeding, and failure to honor written promise to appear. While investigating a separate complaint in Amelia, a deputy came into contact with Hamilton and located the active warrant for her arrest. Hamilton was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $365.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that the Narcotics Section made the following arrests:

Tronoski Thomas, 27, 528 Fuselier Street, Eunice, LA was arrested on September 1, 2017 at 9:10 pm for possession of Schedule I (marijuana). Narcotics detectives patrolling Morgan City observed Thomas smoking a marijuana cigarette while walking down Front Street near Brashear Avenue. Detectives stopped him, recovered the marijuana, and subsequently transported Thomas to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking.