Morgan City Arrest Report 10-9-2018

Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 24-hour period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 44 calls for service. The following person(s) were arrested as a result beginning on 10/08/2018:


George W. Tate, 55 years of age, Address- League City, TX was arrested on 10/07/2018 @ 7:19 pm.

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated 1st Offense
Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle
Improper Lane Usage

Officers responded to the area of US Hwy 90 and Martin Luther King Blvd. in regards to a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner. A description was given of the vehicle and it was located on Martin Luther King Blvd and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver, George Tate was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. Reports indicate that Tate appeared intoxicated and that there was an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle. Tate was asked to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, in which he performed poorly. Tate was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department.  Once at the department, Tate submitted to the chemical test for intoxication. Tate’s results yielded a .178g% blood alcohol content. Tate was booked and incarcerated.


Duane K. Shaffer, 54 years of age, Address- Maryland St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/08/2018 @ 12:22 am.

Charge: Disturbing the Peace Intoxicated

Officers responded to a residence on Maryland St. in regards to a disturbance. Officers arrived and Duane Shaffer was identified as the individual causing the disturbance. Reports indicate that Shaffer appeared intoxicated. Shaffer was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Carla L. Stafford, 31 years of age, Address-Egle St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/08/2018 @ 7:17 am.

Charge: Driving Under Suspension
No Turn Signal
Ignition Interlock Device Offenses
No Insurance

An officer in the area of Sixth St. and Brashear Ave. observed a vehicle with improper lighting. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Carla Stafford was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. A computer check revealed that Stafford’s driver’s license was suspended and her vehicle did not have insurance. Stafford was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Jarvis Melton, 32 years of age, Address-Garber St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on10/08/2018 @ 9:35 am.

Charge: No Tail Lights
Driving Under Suspension

An officer in the area of Hilda and Mayon St. observed a vehicle with improper lighting. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Jarvis Melton was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. A computer check revealed that Melton’s driver’s license was under suspension. Melton was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Sarah A. Barnett, 29 years of age, Address-Sixth St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/08/2018 @ 12:41 pm.

Charge: Warrant-Possession of Sch III CDS-Buprenorphine
Warrant-Illegal Use of CDS in the Presence of Person Under 17

Sarah Barnett was located on Sixth St. and placed under arrest for an active warrant she held for the Morgan City Police Department. The warrant stems from an incident in August that alleges Barnett was in possession of buprenorphine in the presence of a small child.  Barnett was booked and incarcerated.


Caffery J. Williams, 52 years of age, Address-Garber St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/08/2018 @ 4:09 pm.

Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle

An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of LA Hwy 70. The driver was identified as Caffery Williams. A computer check revealed that Williams had a suspended driver’s license. Williams was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Audie M. Guidry, 39 years of age, Address-Sixth St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/08/2018 @ 5:27 pm.

Charge: Warrant-Failure to Appear for Theft
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Sch IV-Clonazepam
Possession of Legend Drug
Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution

Audie Guidry was located in the area of Sixth and Gen. McArthur St. and placed under arrest for an active warrant she held for the Thibodaux Police Department. Guidry was transported to Morgan City Police Department. Once at the police department, a correctional officer located suspected methamphetamine and pills identified as clonazepam and viagra for which she did not have a prescription. Guidry was additionally charged and incarcerated.


Matthew T. Rollins, 25 years of age, Address-Diane Lane Patterson, La. was arrested on 10/08/2018 @ 6:16 pm.

Charge: Warrant-Probation Violation

Matthew Rollins was transported from the Berwick Police Department to the Morgan City Police Department for an active warrant he held for the 6th Ward City Court. Rollins was booked and incarcerated.


Tyrese A. Thomas, 19 years of age, Address-Sixth St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/08/2018 @ 10:22 pm.

Charge: No Headlights
Possession of Marijuana
Violation of Uniform CDS Law-Drug Free Zone
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Tyler J. Sylvester, 19 years of age, Address-Versa St. Berwick, La. was arrested on 10/08/2018 @ 10:22 pm.

Charge: Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Violation of Uniform CDS Law-Drug Free Zone

Nyjul T. Hillebrandt, 22 years of age, Address-Lawrence St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/08/2018 @ 10:22 pm.

Charge: Possession Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Violation of Uniform CDS Law-Drug Free Zone

An officer in the area of Wren St. observed a vehicle with improper lighting. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Tyrese Thomas was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. The passengers in the vehicle were identified as Tyler Sylvester and Nyjul Hillebrant. During the course of the investigation, suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle. Thomas, Sylvester, and Hillebrandt were all placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.