Arrest reports

Taylor Murphy

Morgan City woman jailed for resisting sheriff’s deputy with force

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 32 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:
—Taylor Murphy, 19, of the 100 block of Greenleaf Boulevard in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:58 p.m. Tuesday for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer with force. A deputy responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a residence on South Verret Street in Amelia.
The deputy made contact with a female who began shouting at the deputy. The female was identified as Murphy. As the deputy attempted to speak with the complainant, Murphy continued to yell and scream refusing to comply with the deputy’s repeated requests to step away from residence, Hebert said. While being placed under arrest, Murphy pulled away from the deputy multiple times, the sheriff said. Murphy was jailed with no bail set.
—Chad Pickens, 32, of the 1600 block of Cedar Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday on a warrant from Morgan City Police for simple criminal damage to property. A deputy located Pickens at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin on the warrant. He was jailed and later transferred to another jurisdiction.
—Kenneth Alfred, 40, of the 500 block of Hilda Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday for violation of stop signs and yield signs and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign on Southeast Boulevard, Hebert said. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Alfred.
The deputy located a piece of a straw containing a white residue. Alfred admitted to the deputy that the item had been used for the consumption of illegal drugs, Hebert said. Alfred was released on a summons to appear in court July 11.
—Jelena Roberts, 56, of the 300 block of Hunting Road in Franklin, was arrested at 3:56 p.m. Tuesday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Roberts was released on a summons to appear in court July 11.
—Thomas Remedies, 21, of the 1400 block of Second Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:51 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for theft. A deputy made contact with Remedies during an investigation into an unrelated complaint. The deputy knew Remedies to be wanted on the warrant. The warrant stems from an investigation into the theft of a purse caught on video surveillance at a casino in Amelia. Remedies was released on a summons to appear in court July 11.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Johnny Deberry, 56, of Louisiana Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for failure to pay a fine for drug paraphernalia. An officer located Deberry in the area of Lawrence Park. He was jailed.
—Chad Pickens, 32, of Cedar Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for criminal damage to property.
Pickens was transported to the Morgan City Police Department from the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center and booked on an outstanding warrant for criminal damage to property. The warrant was based on a complaint that Pickens damaged tires on a vehicle belonging to the victim causing damage totaling $210, Banks said. He was jailed and released after posting cash bail.
—Kathleen E. Heard, 21, of Pierre Part, was arrested at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday for driving under suspension and speeding 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.
An officer observed a vehicle which appeared to be speeding in the area of U.S. 90 and La. 182 intersection. The driver of the vehicle, Heard, was discovered to be operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. She was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

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