Police say Patrick McEniry pushed a 70-year-old man to the floor during an argument, causing the man to sustain injuries.
McEniry, 45, of the 100 block of Jupiter Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 10:20 a.m. Monday for simple battery of the infirm. A deputy responded to a report of a battery at a residence on Jupiter Street, Sheriff Mark Hebert said.
The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. McEniry remained jailed this morning with no bail set.
In other action, Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
—Kegan P. Clements, 24, of the 300 block of Grey Eagle Road in Charenton, was arrested at 11:12 a.m. Monday on a warrant for molestation of a juvenile. The warrant is the result of an investigation by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Division into a complaint that was received on Oct. 14 in which detectives concluded that Clements molested a 5-year-old girl. Clements turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville where he posted $50,000 bail and was released.
—Juvenile male, 16, of Patterson, was arrested at 8:18 p.m. Monday for theft of goods. A deputy responding to a shoplifting complaint at a store in Bayou Vista learned from an employee that the juvenile was seen taking an item from its packaging. He then concealed the item, without paying for it, in a bag of goods that had been purchased. The juvenile was released to a guardian.
—Fernando Soto, 49, of the 1100 block of Sixth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:26 a.m. today on two warrants for issuing worthless checks and on a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant for failure to appear. Soto was transported to St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville from another jail facility. No bail is set.
—Jody Cubbedge, 37, of the 100 block Uranus Street, Bayou Vista was arrested at 4:03 a.m. today on a warrant for failure to comply with the terms of probation. During a traffic stop in Bayou Vista, a deputy learned of the active warrant for Cubbedge. He remained jailed this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:
—Oscanique Toups, 17, of Friendship Alley in Amelia, was arrested at 8:56 a.m. Monday for engaging in a fistic encounter. Three females were fighting on the grounds of Morgan City High School. Toups and two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were identified as suspects. All three were arrested. The juveniles were released to their guardians, while Toups was released after posting $500 bail.
—Gregory P. Bell, 40, of Bush Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:59 p.m. on Monday for possession of a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance (codeine), no driver’s license and resisting an officer.
An officer was dispatched to a Federal Avenue convenience store regarding suspected drug activity.
As Bell attempted to drive away, the officer conducted a traffic stop. Bell eventually stopped his vehicle and fled from the scene on foot. The officer gave chase, capturing Bell, who was escorted back to the vehicle.
The department’s new police canine was used, and the resulting indications provided officers with probable cause to search the vehicle. Officers located a substance believed to be codeine, along with a green vegetable matter believed to be marijuana.
Additionally, Bell was found to be operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license. He remained jailed this morning with no bail set.
—John L. Willis, 32, of Lafayette, was arrested at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday for second offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated, careless operation with accident and possession of alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle.
A patrolling officer discovered a vehicle located in a ditch at the intersection of Cottonwood Street and La. 182. Willis told officers that he missed a driveway and drove into the ditch. Officers said Willis exhibited signs of impairment. He refused a field sobriety test, and, after officers discovered an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, was arrested. He was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he refused the Intoxilyzer 5000 test. He remained jailed this morning with no bail set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.