St. Mary Parish deputies make alcohol-related arrests

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:

—Ian Triston Jernigan, 32, of Deslonde Avenue in New Orleans, was arrested at 8:40 a.m. Friday at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. On Dec. 18, three subjects were arrested after they were found to be stowaways on a train. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received information indicating that one of the subjects, a female, was a juvenile and that she was traveling with Jernigan. Jernigan was booked on the additional charge. His bail is set at $3,250.

—Elmer E. Hernandez, 29, of Federal Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:25 p.m. Sunday for operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the United States, failure to provide proof of insurance, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, and an expired motor vehicle inspection. A deputy responding to a complaint of a reckless driver observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and crossing over the fog line multiple times. The deputy conducted a traffic stop. After making contact with the driver, identified as Hernandez, the deputy observed several bottles of alcohol in the vehicle. During the investigation, Hernandez failed to provide a valid Louisiana driver’s license or proof of insurance and had an expired inspection sticker. He was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Wilson Jackson, 31, of Catherine Street in Patterson, was arrested at 12:16 p.m. Friday for possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. While on patrol, a deputy observed a vehicle run a red light at Duhon Road and La. 182 in Amelia and conducted a traffic stop. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Jackson, the deputy observed an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle. Jackson was released on a summons to appear in court on March 8, 2013.

—Chad Gaudet Sr., 42, of Bridgeside Lane in Amelia, was arrested at 1:40 p.m. Monday for disturbing the peace by fighting.

—Samantha Landreneau, 20, of Bridgeside Lane in Amelia, was arrested at 1:40 p.m. Monday for disturbing the peace by fighting.

While patrolling the Amelia area, a deputy responded to a complaint of a battery. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that Gaudet and Landreneau were arguing when the verbal altercation became physical. Both were taken to the parish jail and held. Both were released on $250 bail.

—Michael Wayne Ganaway, 25, of Middle Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 8:11 p.m. Monday for possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area made contact with a subject walking on Venus Road near Middle Road in Bayou Vista. While speaking with the subject, identified as Ganaway, the deputy learned that he was in possession of drug paraphernalia used for smoking marijuana. Ganaway was released on a summons to appear in court on March 8, 2013.

—Wakefield H. Ball II, 55, of South Perkins Ferry in Lake Charles, was arrested at 1:44 a.m. Tuesday for disturbing the peace intoxicated and obstructing a public passage. A deputy traveling on La. 182 in Morgan City observed a male subject standing in the roadway blocking traffic. Upon making contact with the subject, identified as Ball, the deputy smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Ball was attempting to walk home. He was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on $1,250 bail.

—Frank John Singleton Jr., 29, of Hickory Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:19 a.m. Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of driving under suspension. While assisting the Morgan City Police Department with a complaint on La. 182, a deputy made contact with Singleton who was wanted on a warrant. He was taken to the parish jail and held. His bail is set at $1,500.

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