St. Mary Arrest Report 1-8-2019

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 35 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Lia Evans, 49, 118 11th Street, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on January 7, 2018, at 1:06 pm for battery-simple.

A deputy was dispatched to a local business in Bayou Vista in reference to a complaint of simple battery. The suspect, later identified as Evans, had fled the business and that information relayed to dispatch was passed on to deputies. Another deputy patrolling Bayou Vista made contact with Evans and took her into custody when he observed her attempting to hide in a vehicle at a car wash in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival at the business, the deputies made contact with business personnel who stated that Evans had a confrontation with a customer and during that confrontation, she struck the customer numerous times. Evans was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Evans was released on a $2,500 bond.

Seth Matte, 24, 103 Aristle Road, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on January 7, 2018, at 3:30 pm for driving under suspension.

A deputy patrolling the area of Highway 182 near Duhon Road when he observed a vehicle with very dark tint over the rear tail lights and a passenger riding with no seatbelt. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Matte. During the stop, the deputy learned that Matte’s drivers license was suspended. Matte was arrested and released on a summons to appear on April 4, 2019.

Brandon Mitchell, 37, 1017 Woodview Court, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on January 7, 2018, at 4:32 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of battery of a dating partner.

A deputy was dispatched to the Franklin Courthouse in reference to a subject in the courtroom with an active warrant.  Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the subject, identified as Mitchell.  Mitchell was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.

Brennan Skinner, Sr., 26, 1061 Grace Street, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on January 7, 2018, at 5:07 pm on three warrants for failure to appear on the charges of simple escape, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and attempted possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

A deputy was dispatched to a location on Southeast Blvd. in reference to a subject with active warrants.  Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the subject, identified as Skinner, and advised him of the active warrants for his arrest. Skinner was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail was set at $300,000.

Phi Duval, 34, 260 Vivian Street, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on January 8, 2018, at 4:27 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of disturbing the peace-intoxicated.

A deputy patrolling Bayou Vista smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from an area in front of a residence on Arlington Street and observed a man smoking in the front of the residence.  The deputy made contact with the man, identified as Duval, and through the investigation learned of an active warrant for his arrest. Duval was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail was set at $502.50.