Aaron Cage

Inmate accused of striking deputy

A 27-year-old inmate at the St. Mary Parish jail was charged with battery of a corrections officer after striking a deputy, Sheriff Scott Anslum said in a news release.

—Aaron Cage, 27, of Third Street in Berwick, was arrested at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday on charges of battery of a corrections officer and criminal damage to property.

A corrections deputy at the St. Mary Law Enforcement Center made contact with Cage. During the contact, Cage struck a corrections deputy. Cage was booked on the charges and remains in jail.

Anslum reported that deputies responded to 40 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:

—Zackery Johnson, 32, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 3:16 p.m. Monday on an Assumption Parish warrant for failure to appear on a charge of violation of parole.

A deputy patrolling Bayou Vista was investigating a possible theft from a business when he located Johnson. The deputy learned of an active warrant from Assumption Parish for Johnson. Johnson was jailed with no bail set.

Morgan City Police Chief James Blair reported that officers responded to 33 calls and reported the following arrests:

—Don T. Bennett Jr., 30, of Washington Street in Patterson, was arrested at 11:32 p.m. Tuesday on charges of DWI second offense, improper lane usage and possession of an alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle.

A patrol officer in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard observed a vehicle cross the center line several times. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver identified as Bennett. The officer could smell the odor of alcohol emitting from Bennett’s breath, Blair said.

Bennett performed poorly on a field sobriety test, and the officer also observed an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle. Bennett registered 0.212 grams-percent blood alcohol content on a chemical test, Blair said. Bennett was jailed.

—Raven Griffin, 20, of Oregon Street in Berwick, was arrested at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of disturbing the peace by use of offensive language.

—Marcus Holly, 22, of Chennault Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of simple battery.

—Oscanique Toups, 21, of Friendship Alley in Amelia, was arrested at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of simple battery and a warrant for failure to pay fines.

Officers responded to a residence on Chennault Street in regard to a disturbance that had taken place earlier on Egle Street. Officers arrived and located the suspects involved, identified as Holly and Toups.

The victim stated that she was at a home on Egle Street when Holly and Toups committed a battery on her. While officers were investigating the incident, Griffin, who was also at the home, began yelling profanities, Blair said.

A warrant check determined that Toups had an active city court warrant. Griffin, Holly and Toups were jailed.

—Odie G. Nadar, 36, of La. 70 in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday on warrants charging him with failure to appear for revocation, three counts of failure to pay fines and failure to pay probation fees.

—Alfred Johnson, 53, of Baton Rouge, was arrested at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of possession of a Legend Drug.

Officers responded to a business on Fifth Street in regard to two individuals using illegal narcotics inside the business. When officers arrived, the subjects had already left the business.

However, a description of them was given to officers. Officers located the individuals on Freret Street, and they were identified as Nadar and Johnson. Both denied using illegal narcotics, Blair said.

A warrant check revealed that Nadar held active warrants for 16th Judicial District Court and Morgan City Court. Johnson also had in his possession pills identified as hydroxyzine hydrochloride for which he did not have a prescription, Blair said. Nadar and Johnson were jailed.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

Patterson Police Chief Janis Merritt reported no arrests.


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