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Morgan City Arrest Report 10-7-2019

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Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 36-hour period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 110calls of service. The following person(s) were arrested as the result beginning on 10/4/2019:


john yates

John P Yates, 39 years of age, Address-Aucoin St., Morgan City, La., was arrested on 10/4/2019 @ 9:27 P.M. 

Charge: Disturbing the Peace Intoxicated
Possession of Methamphetamine (2-28 Grams)
Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Warrant: Failure to Appar

An officer on patrol observed John P Yates in an intoxicated condition at a local business on Highway 182. A warrants check revealed 16th District Court held an active warrant for his arrest. During his arrest, the officer located suspected, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Drug Paraphernalia in his possession. He was transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


marquita  craft

Marquita Craft, 35 years of age, Address-Apple St., Morgan City, La., was arrested on 10/5/2019 @ 4:00 P.M. 

Charge: Theft under $1,000.00 ( Value @ $163.60)
Warrant: Failure to Appear

Officers responded to a call of a theft at a local business on Highway 182. When officers arrived, they were advised by management they witnessed Marquita Craft attempted to exit the store with merchandise she did not purchase valued at $93.78. The officer also located $70.10 in merchandise still concealed in a bag Craft’s possession. A warrants check revealed the 16th District Court held an active warrant for her arrest. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


dezzie booty

Dezzie Jane Booty, 40 years of age, Address-Maple St., Morgan City, La., was arrested on 10/5/2019 @ 8:22 P.M. 

Charge: Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institute
Possession of a Legend Drug

leeann jones

Leeann Nicole Jones, 33 years of age, Address Azalia Drive, Donner, La., was arrested on 10/5/2019 @ 8:22 P.M. 

Charge: Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institute
Possession of a Legend Drug

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Correctional Staff at the Morgan City Police Department conducted a contraband search of the Jail Facility. During the search, inmate Leeann N Jones was located concealing contraband on her person.  She was found concealing tobacco, lighter, and 3 pills identified as Hydroxyzine Pamoate 50 mg.
During the investigation, it was learned when the contraband search began inmate, Dezzie Booty had Leeann Jones conceal the contraband from officers. Both Booty and Jones were arrest and booked for the Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institute and Possession of a Legend Drug.


Kade Simon, 27 years of age, Address-Highway 182, Morgan City, La., was arrested on 10/5/2019 @ 2:00 A.M. 

Charge: Driving under Suspension

An officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Highway LA 70 and Greenwood St. The driver was identified as Kade Simon. A computer check revealed his driver’s license was under suspension. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


seth lovett

Seth Allen Lovett, 32 years of age, Address-Duke St., Morgan City, La., was arrested on 10/6/2019 @ 6:52 P.M. 

Charge: Attempted Vehicle Burglary
Warrant: Failure to Appear

A witness observed Seth A. Lovett pulling on door handles attempting to gain entry into vehicles in a shopping center on Highway 182. The witness alerted an officer working an off duty detail at a local business. The officer located and detain Lovett until patrol units arrived. A warrant check revealed 16th District Court held an active warrant for his arrest. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


charles Pittman

Charles Herman Pittman, 49 years of age, Address-Uranus St., Morgan City, La., was arrested on 10/7/2019 @ 3:28 A.M. 

Charge: Possession of Marijuana (1st Offence)
Possession of Methamphetamine ( Under 2 Grams)
Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institute

An officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a closed business on Brashear Ave. The officer made contact with the two occupants of the vehicle. One of the occupants was identified as Charles Pitman. While the officer was speaking to Pittman, the officer observed suspected methamphetamine residue in plain view. St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 was called to the scene. The K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics. Officers located suspected marijuana inside the vehicle where Pittman was sitting. Pittman was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the Morgan City Police Department Ptimand was found to have two baggies of suspected methamphetamine concealed on his person. He was booked and incarcerated.

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