Arrest reports

Leo Vaughn

Clayton Holland

Tony Johnson

Sherry Ohmer

Areana Candanedo

Jerry Percle

Naomi Courville

Justin Price

Christopher Newsom

Christopher Grogan

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

A 36-year-old Patterson man was arrested Friday after he attacked a female knocking her down, repeatedly punching her, and then the man was stabbed with a pocket knife after several other people intervened, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
Leo G. Vaughn, 36, of the 100 block of Natalie Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 1:05 a.m. Friday for second degree domestic abuse battery, domestic abuse battery, simple battery, and disturbing the peace intoxicated.
A deputy responded to a report of a disturbance in progress at a residence on Natalie Lane. The deputy learned from witnesses that Vaughn attacked a female during a verbal argument, knocking her to the floor and hitting her in the face repeatedly with his fists, Hebert said.
As another female attempted to intervene, Vaughn struck her on the side of the head. In defense of the two females, a male at the residence began stabbing Vaughn with a pocket knife until Vaughn stopped hitting the female who had been pushed to the floor, Hebert said. At that point, Vaughn exited the residence.
One of the females then locked the door until deputies arrived. The other female sustained fractures to her face and head. She and Vaughn were taken to a local hospital for treatment, Hebert said. Vaughn was then jailed with no bail set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 100 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Clayton E. Holland, 34, of the 200 block of Francis Street in Amelia, was arrested at 1:06 p.m. Friday for violation of a protective order. A deputy responded to a report of a person violating a protective order. While investigating the complaint, the deputy learned that Holland had contacted the victim repeatedly via social network. Holland was jailed with no bail set.
—Tony E. Johnson, 45, of the 1000 block of A Avenue in Lafayette, was arrested at 7:15 a.m. Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. Johnson was taken to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center from Baldwin Police Department for housing. No bail is set.
—A juvenile female, 16, of Morgan City, was arrested at 10:17 p.m. Friday for simple battery. A deputy witnessed the juvenile start a physical altercation with a female victim, hitting the victim several times. The 16-year-old was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.
—Danny Beatley, 46, of the 100 block of Myrtle Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 10:46 p.m. Friday for simple battery. A deputy responded to a complaint of a battery at a residence on Myrtle Street. The deputy learned that Beatley pushed a female victim during an argument. Beatley was jailed and released on $500 bail.
—Sherry Ohmer, 49, of the 100 block of Myrtle Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 10:48 p.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of Schedule I, possession of drug paraphernalia, and abuse of toxic vapors. A deputy responding to a complaint of a battery made contact with Ohmer and learned of the active warrant for her arrest. Ohmer was jailed with bail set at $5,000.
—Scott Faulk, 43, of the 100 block of Mercury Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 11:34 p.m. Friday for reckless operation of a motor vehicle. A deputy responded to a complaint of a vehicle driving recklessly on U.S. 90 near La. 317. While en route, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received additional calls about a reckless driver. Each caller gave similar descriptions of the suspect vehicle. The deputy located the vehicle and observed the driver swerving from lane to lane. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Faulk. Following an investigation, Faulk was released on a summons to appear in court Jan. 31.
—Angela Weber, 46, of the 800 block of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 3:05 p.m. Saturday for misuse of 911. Weber was released on a summons to appear in court Jan. 31.
—Areana Candanedo, 23, of the 400 block of Halsey Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:06 p.m. Saturday on warrants for failure to appear on charges of no child restraint, no license plate, and operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, failure to appear on the charge of issuing worthless checks, and issuing worthless checks. While responding to a complaint in Bayou Vista, a deputy located Candanedo, who was then jailed with no bail set.
—Ronnie L. Jones, 25, of the 400 block of Neptune Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 11:05 p.m. Saturday for probation violation and on a warrant for failure to appear on traffic related charges. Jones was transferred from another jurisdiction to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville on the charges. No bail is set.
—Ashton Allen, 22, of the 400 block of Ehrlich Street in Berwick, was arrested at 11:31 a.m. Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of driving under suspension. A deputy came into contact with Allen and learned of the warrant for his arrest. Allen was jailed with no bail set.
—Nathan Adams, 17, of the 1600 block of Lake Palourde Road in Amelia, was arrested at 10:10 p.m. Sunday for theft of goods at a store in Bayou Vista. Adams was released on a summons to appear in court Jan. 31.
Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:
—Jerry L. Percle Jr., 45, of Ann Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:37 a.m. Saturday on a warrant for conspiracy to produce, manufacture and dispense a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance-methamphetamine.
Police began an investigation involving the use and production of a methamphetamine in Morgan City. That investigation led to the execution of two separate search warrants at residences located on Chester Bowles in Morgan City. Evidence was recovered indicating that methamphetamine was being produced. During the investigation, detectives uncovered evidence that suggested that Percle was involved in the production of the illegal substance and the disposing of hazardous materials used in the production of the drug. Percle was jailed on $50,000 bail.
—Naomi M. Courville, 36, of Bush Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:53 p.m. Friday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks, and a warrant for theft by check in Leeville. Courville was located at a La. 182 restaurant and jailed.
—Lois K. Pellerin, 58, of James Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:18 p.m. Friday on a warrant for two counts of failure to return leased merchandise.
An officer located Pellerin on La. 182. She was jailed and released on cash bail.
—Justin D. Price, 24, of Gen. MacArthur Street in Morgan City, was arrested at10:34 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of allowing dogs to roam, a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of keeping vicious dogs, a warrant for failure to pay a fine on the charge of disturbing the peace, a warrant for failure to pay a fine on the charge of resisting an officer, and a warrant for failure to pay restitution. Price was jailed.
—Christopher J. Newsom, 28, of Federal Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:50 p.m. Saturday for careless operation, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and no proof of insurance.
Morgan police responded to a traffic crash at Myrtle Street and Victor II Boulevard. Officers discovered that a vehicle driven by Newsom had left the roadway and striking a brick mail box. Newsom was given a field sobriety test, which he did poorly on. He was also given an Intoxilyzer 5000 test, which indicated that Newsom was not impaired by alcoholic beverage. He was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center where he provided officers with a blood and urine test. Those results are pending. Newsom was jailed.
—Christopher L. Grogan, 28, of Duke Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:04 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for resisting an officer, a warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear for possession of synthetic marijuana, and a warrant for a probation violation.
An officer located Grogan at the intersection of Barrow and Third streets in Morgan City. Grogan was jailed.
—Sherry K. Ohmer, 49, of Myrtle Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on a warrant for a probation violation, and a warrant for failure to pay a probation fee.
Ohmer was transported from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office custody to the Morgan City Police Department and was jailed.
—Anthony C. Gant, 32, of Canary Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:26 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for domestic abuse battery, and a warrant for criminal damage to property.
Gant was located at Brownell Homes alleging he committed a battery on a female during a domestic argument in November. Gant was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Clinton Williams, 49, of the 100 block of Francis Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 8:45 a.m. Saturday on a warrant for operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Williams was jailed with no bail set at this time.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Lori Ericson, 40, of Russo Street in Berwick, was arrested at 1:38 a.m. Saturday for disturbing the peace intoxicated second offense and was released on $160 bail.

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