Carl J. LeBlanc Jr.

Man charged with obscenity at Lake End Park

A 30-year-old Houma man was charged Tuesday with obscenity at Lake End Park in Morgan City after allegedly exposing himself in front of witnesses, Police Chief James Blair said in a news release.

—Carl J. LeBlanc Jr., 30, of Tony Crochet Court in Houma, was arrested at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of obscenity.

Officers responded to Lake End Park on La. 70 in regard to an individual exposing his genitals. Officers arrived and LeBlanc was identified as the suspect. Witnesses stated that they observed LeBlanc expose his genitals and appeared to be masturbating, Blair said. After gathering statements and evidence, LeBlanc was arrested and jailed.

Blair reported that officers responded to 51 calls and reported the following arrests:

—Alton Brashear, 67, of South Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday on a warrant charging him with theft less than $1,000.

Brashear was located at his home and arrested on a warrant. The warrant stems from an incident in March during which Brashear allegedly stolen an item valued at $100 from an individual. Brashear was jailed.

—Edward A. Briggs Jr., 29, of Westwego, was arrested at 8:32 a.m. Tuesday on warrants charging him with failure to pay fines and failure to appear for arraignment. Briggs was located on Mallard Street and arrested on city court warrants. Briggs was jailed.

—Caleb M. Daigle, 17, of Levee Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday on a warrant charging him with two counts of failure to appear for arraignment.

Daigle was transported from the Patterson Police Department to the Morgan City Police Department on Morgan City Court warrants. Daigle was jailed.

—Barron W. Bowie, 52, of Cherry Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday on warrants charging him with failure to pay probation fees and failure to pay fines.

Bowie was transported from the Patterson Police Department to the Morgan City Police Department on Morgan City Court warrants. Bowie was jailed.

—Jonathan Franklin, 31, of Garber Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday on warrants charging him with criminal neglect of family and failure to failure to appear for domestic abuse assault. Franklin was located on Leona Street and arrested on 16th Judicial District Court warrants. Franklin was jailed.

—Jerry Charles Jr., 52, of Third Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on warrant charging him with failure to pay probation fees. Charles was located on Fifth Street and arrested on a city court warrant. Charles was jailed.

—Emoen Poole, 17, of Filmore Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for theft less than $1,000.

Poole was located on Fifth Street and arrested on a warrant. The warrant stems from an incident in July during which Poole allegedly committed a theft at a business on Brashear Avenue. Poole was jailed.

—Ronald Picou, 52, of Federal Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant charging him with failure to pay probation fees. Picou was arrested at the police department on a city court warrant. Picou was jailed.

Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reported the following arrest relating to the area:

—Michael Keith Gagliano, 32, of Honey Lane in Bayou L’Ourse, was arrested on charges of manufacture, production, cultivation of marijuana, illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of juveniles, possession of firearms in the presence of controlled dangerous substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

As part of a continuing narcotics investigation parish wide, narcotics agents received intelligence indicating that a marijuana growing operation was being run at an address on Honey Lane. Agents developed information indicating that Gagliano was the suspect running the operation, Falcon said.

On Tuesday night, agents executed a search warrant and did seize a significant quantity of marijuana, Falcon said. Agents additionally seized one firearm and noted a child under the age of 17 to be on the premises, Falcon said.

Gagliano was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center and remains in jail pending a bail hearing.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum reported that deputies responded to 42 complaints in the parish and reported no arrests in east St. Mary Parish.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

Patterson Police Chief Janis Merritt reported no arrests.

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