Two people arrested in theft cases
(Editor’s Note: The charges listed here and the narratives that go with them are provided by the police agencies that made the arrests. Guilt or innocence has not been determined in court.)
Morgan City and St. Mary authorities made arrests in theft investigations Tuesday, according to police reports.
Sheriff Blaise Smith advised that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 24 complaints and made the following arrests:
—Ametra Annette McDaniel, 37, Franklin, was arrested at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday on a Louisiana State Police warrant for failure to appear on the charges of theft between $5,000 and $25,000 and seven counts of forgery. McDaniel is being held for another agency.
—Devontre Phillips, 20, Baldwin, was arrested at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for charges of no tail lights, aggravated flight from an officer, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer.
Phillips was also arrested on the charge of illegal carrying of a weapon. Phillips was later released on a $6,000 bond.
Police Chief James F. Blair reported that over the last 24-hour period, the Morgan City Police Department responded to 34 calls of service. He reported this arrest:
—Roxanne Provost, 51, North Third Street, Morgan City, was arrested at 10:26 a.m. Tuesday on a warrant for theft valued at $1,000 to $5,000.
Officers located Provost at her residence on North Third Street and placed her under arrest on an active warrant held by the Morgan City Police Department.
The warrant stems from a theft complaint filed with the Morgan City Police Department on Jan. 18. She was transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.
Sheriff Leland Falcon reported this arrest:
—Reshad Jabon Williams, 22, Glendale Drive, Laplace, was arrested Monday on charges of possession of marijuana (third offense, felony), possession of drug paraphernalia (third offense, felony), obstruction of justice, speeding 75 mph in a 55 mph zone and no proof of insurance.
The arrest followed a traffic stop on La. 398 on Monday afternoon.
A uniformed patrol deputy observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and initiated a stop of the violator vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver, now identified as Williams. The deputy noted a strong odor of suspected marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
At some point, the deputy requested the presence of a K-9 unit. The K-9 conducted an open-air sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of illegal controlled dangerous substances.
A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a quantity of suspected marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Williams was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center pending a bond hearing.
Sheriff Becket Breaux reported these arrests:
—Stage Allemond, 39, Aldus Johnson Road, Breaux Bridge, was arrested Tuesday on charges of unauthorized use of a movable, obstruction of justice, theft valued at $1,000 to $4,999 and possession of stolen things.
—Stephen Broussard, 46, Grossie Street, Lafayette, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of Schedule I narcotics, illegal possession of stolen firearms, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal carrying of a weapon.
—Fateemah Fondal, 42, Landry Street, Loreauville, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to appear, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
-—Harry Foreman, 39, Collette Street, Henderson, was arrested Tuesday on a probation violation.
—Ronishia Gathe, 28, Main Street, St. Martinville, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear.
—Michael Hebert, 40, Welch, Carencro, was arrested Tuesday on charges of monetary instrument abuse and operating a vehicle while license is suspended.
—Heile Vicknair, 19, Catahoula Highway, St. Martinville, was arrested Tuesday on charges of domestic abuse child endangerment and simple criminal damage to property.