A 34-year-old Bayou Vista man was jailed Wednesday after detectives found 34 plastic bottles used to produce meth at his residence, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Justin Scarbrough, 22, of the 1200 block of Delmar Avenue in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday for resisting an officer, operation of a clandestine laboratory, operating a clandestine laboratory within 2,000 feet of a school zone, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, criminal trespass and manufacturing methamphetamine.
Narcotics detectives conducting an investigation into illegal narcotics activity at a residence in the 1200 block of Delmar Avenue observed Scarbrough attempting to throw a bag into a neighbor’s yard. Scarbrough then fled on foot, the sheriff said. Detectives pursued Scarbrough through several yards and detained him after a brief foot chase, Hebert said.
Detectives executed a search warrant at Scarbrough’s residence and located 34 plastic bottles used to produce methamphetamine and a loaded shotgun. Detectives retrieved the bag thrown by Scarbrough and discovered items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, Hebert said.
Scarbrough’s residence is within 2,000 feet of Bayou Vista Elementary School Zone and Bayou Vista Recreation Center resulting in the additional charge. The 34 one-pot methamphetamine labs, commonly referred to as shake-n-bake labs, were removed by Xtreme Cleaners, a professional crime and death scene cleaning service, Hebert said. Scarbrough was jailed with no bail set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
—Jazmine Jackson, 24, of the 300 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Franklin, was arrested at 7:54 a.m. Tuesday for battery of a correctional facility employee and disarming a peace officer.
A deputy at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center was in the process of removing Jackson from a dorm when the offender began moving toward the deputy in an aggressive manner.
The deputy deployed a Tazer but did make contact with the offender, Hebert said. Jackson continued to approach the deputy, hitting the deputy’s hands and striking the deputy in the face and head. Additional deputies responded to the dorm and Jackson was subsequently escorted from the area. The deputy sustained no major injuries during the altercation, the sheriff said.
—Jason E. Hunt, 27, of the 100 block of Field Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for domestic abuse battery. Hunt was located at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin on the warrant.
The warrant stems from an investigation that began Saturday after receiving a report of a battery that occurred at a residence on Field Street during the previous night. The deputy determined that during an argument with a female subject, Hunt slapped her repeatedly and pushed her to the ground. Hunt was jailed and released on $5,000 bail.
—Kierra Johnson, 26, of the 200 block of Grandwood Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft. Johnson was located at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin on the warrant. Johnson was jailed with no bail set.
—Elizabeth Lewis, 22, of the 200 block of Neptune Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday for simple battery, obstruction of justice, two warrants for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation, a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal mischief and a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft.
A deputy responded to Teche Regional Medical Center in reference to a report of a possible battery. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Lewis and another woman were involved in an argument when Lewis struck the female victim in the face. The deputy located Lewis at a bar in Amelia where the altercation occurred. Lewis initially gave the deputy a false name, the sheriff said. Following the investigation, Lewis was jailed with no bail set.
—Wade Fruge, 55, of the 1300 block of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday for disturbing the peace by using offensive language, battery of a police officer, resisting an officer with force, and three counts of threatening a public official.
Narcotics detectives working to serve a warrant travelled to a residence on Clarke Road in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, Fruge walked into the street where detectives were located and began yelling and cursing at them. He then approached a narcotics detective and began to yell and curse at him directly. Several residents were outside of their homes at the time of the disturbance.
Fruge continued to curse loudly refusing to comply with the detective’s request to lower his voice and refrain from using offensive language. Fruge then moved forward pushing against the detective twice. At that point, Fruge was placed under arrest. During his arrest, Fruge repeatedly attempted to pull away from narcotics detectives and made threats towards one of the detectives, Hebert said. Fruge was jailed and released on $3,500 bail.
—Damarcus McNeal, 17, of Morgan City, was arrested at 10:02 a.m. Thursday on the additional charge of possession of Schedule II (oxycodone). Following his arrest on the warrant for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, McNeal was found to be in possession of the drug, Hebert said. McNeal was taken to the parish jail. No bail is set.
—Kasie Dubois, 32, of Oak Forest Drive in Gibson, was arrested at 10:53 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of disturbing the peace. She was released on a $1,000 bond.
—Taylor Murphy, 19, of Greenleaf Boulevard in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:37 a.m. Thursday, on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of violation of a protective order. Bail is set at $7,500.
—Alicia Gilmer, 20, of Rayne Court in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:37 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on a $5,000 bond.
A deputy transported Dubois, Murphy, and Gilmer from Assumption Parish to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville on the warrants.
—Larry Hampton, 28, of Gibson, was charged with two counts simple criminal damage to property at 1:45 p.m. Thursday. Hampton is an inmate at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville. On Tuesday, Hampton struck a window with a handle of a dust mop causing damage to it, Hebert said. Hampton remains jailed.