St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over thelast24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 38complaints and reports the following arrests:
Harry Francis, III, 54, Franklin, LA was additionally charged on a Franklin Police Department warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. Francis was already incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center when a correctional deputy was notified by Franklin Police that they had an active warrant for his arrest. No bail is set.
Landon Rodriguez, 37, 313 Saturn Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on February 6, 2018 at 2:18 pm for the following offenses:
- Distribution of Schedule III (suboxone)
- Possession of Schedule IV (clorazepate)
- Distribution of Legend Drug (gabapentin)
A deputy responded to a call for service regarding shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy located the suspect in the theft and identified him as Rodriguez. While speaking with him, the deputy received consent to search Rodriguez’s vehicle and located the stolen items. The deputy also found pills and suboxone strips for which Rodriguez was unable to provide a prescription. Continuing the investigation, the deputy collected evidence that Rodriguez distributed some of the drugs. The deputy transported Rodriguez to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Kendall Norman, 18, 1272 Big Four Corners Road, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on February 6, 2018 at 1:08 pm on an Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant for 3 counts of simple burglary. A deputy located Norman on Cypremort Road in the Four Corners area on the warrants. The deputy transported Norman to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Taj Broussard, 21, 108 Texas Street, Lafayette, LA was arrested on February 6, 2018 at 5:46 pm for the following offenses:
- Improper lane usage
- Driver must be licensed
- Possession of (open) alcoholic containers in motor vehicles
- Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on US Highway 90 in the Centerville area after observing the driver traveling in the middle of the roadway nearly striking another motorist. The deputy identified the driver as Broussard and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The deputy also observed other indicators of impairment. A standardized field sobriety test was performed. Broussard conducted the test poorly. The deputy received consent to search the vehicle and located a partially burnt marijuana cigarette and a cup containing an alcoholic beverage. Broussard was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Richard Simmons, 45, 2640 Daniel Turner Court, Houma, LA was arrested on February 7, 2018 at 6:09 am for improper lane usage and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy responded to a call for service regarding a reckless driver on US Highway 90. The deputy located the suspect vehicle and observed the driver swerve off the roadway. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Simmons. While speaking with him, the deputy found that Simmons driver’s license was suspended. Simmons was released on a summons to appear in court on May 2, 2018.
Dontrell Colbert, 21, 626 Bollard Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on February 7, 2018 at 3:34 am for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute
- Possession of Schedule II (Xanax)
- Possession of Schedule V (promethazine)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Violation of a uniform controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
Deputies working on Lockley Street in Baldwin smelled the odor of marijuana coming from a residence. Deputies observed a bag of marijuana inside a car parked outside of the residence. A deputy spoke with Colbert and learned that the marijuana belonged to him. Deputies developed information that more drugs were inside the residence and obtained a search warrant. While conducting the warrant search, deputies found bags marijuana, Xanax pills, a baby bottle with promethazine inside, empty bottles of promethazine, and a digital scale. The residence is within 2,000 feet of a church. Colbert was transported to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for booking. No bail is set.