Gilbert C. Howard, 42, of Youngs Road was charged with disturbing the peace intoxicated, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of weapons and introduction of contraband into a penal facility at 10:19 p.m. Sunday.
The Morgan City Police Department received a call from Howard’s aunt, who lives next door to him and with whom he had been arguing, regarding an altercation the two had been involved with, Chief Marc Folse said.
Officers could not make Howard settle down, so they arrested him. Upon searching him, they found a steak knife concealed in the collar of his sweatshirt and a .22-caliber pistol in his front sweater pocket. When he was searched at the jail, officers found a large fixed blade knife concealed in his sock, the chief said.
Howard remained incarcerated this morning in lieu of a $70,250 bond.
Meanwhile, a Patterson man racked up seven charges after an officer saw him driving without a seatbelt and then observed him stuff something in his pants once he noticed the officer was following him.
De’arius Kenner, 24, of 11th Street in Patterson was charged at 12:23 p.m. Friday with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, obstruction of justice, no seatbelt, introduction of contraband into a penal institution, no driver’s license, resisting an officer and possession of marijuana.
The officer was patrolling the area of Live Oak Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Patterson when he pulled behind Kenner and observed him stuff something into his pants. A stop was made during which Kenner was arrested for having a suspended driver’s license. A pat-down revealed him to be in possession of $3,905, Chief Patrick LaSalle said.
During a strip search at the jail, Kenner pulled two bags of marijuana out of his pants and flushed them down the toilet in front of an officer. A further search revealed him to be in possession of two more bags of drugs. One contained 11 rocks of crack cocaine and one contained marijuana, LaSalle said.
Kenner remained incarcerated this morning with no bond set.
David Woods Jr., 26, of Berwick was charged Sunday at 10:02 p.m. with second offense driving while intoxicated, expired driver’s license, careless operation and possession of a medication without a prescription (20 pills of Doxycycline).
Woods was stopped on U.S. 90 where he failed a field sobriety test and refused an intoxilyzer test, LaSalle said.
He remained incarcerated this morning with no bond set.
Elizabeth Theriot, 27, of Gibson was charged at 1:52 a.m. Saturday with possession of a Schedule III drug (Suboxone), possession of a Schedule V drug (Diazepam) and on a Terrebonne Parish warrant for drug possession.
Theriot was stopped at U.S. 90 and Red Cypress Road in Patterson. She remained incarcerated this morning with no bond set.
Keith Gray, 39, of Hogan Street in Berwick was charged at 4:38 p.m. Saturday with violation of a protective order.
Officers received a call from Freeman Street where a woman reported that her estranged husband was present and that she had a restraining order against him, LaSalle said.
When officers arrived, Gray left the area but later returned. He then was arrested.
Gray posted a bond of $1,500 and was released.
Sean O’Sullivan, 36, of Shivers Street in Patterson was charged at 5:50 p.m. Saturday with second offense driving while intoxicated, no driver’s license and driving left of center.
He was stopped for reckless driving at U.S. 90 and Red Cypress Road where he refused both the field sobriety and intoxilyzer tests, LaSalle said.
O’Sullivan posted a $7,750 bond and was released.
Elsewhere, Anthony Landry, 47, of Parro Lane in Berwick was arrested on Friday at 9:35 p.m. for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
Sheriff Mark Hebert said a deputy was called to a Bayou Vista residence after Landry entered without permission of the owner.
Landry was booked into the parish jail where he posted a $5,000 bond and later was released.
Rose Banks, 56, of Ramos Street in Siracusaville was arrested Saturday at 8:19 p.m. for simple burglary of a vehicle, criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia after a deputy was called to Joseph Street in reference to a vehicle burglary.
Banks was observed standing by a vehicle and, when confronted, ran from the area. The owner of the vehicle checked her possessions and found that her purse had been rummaged through and several items were taken. The complainant then located Banks and brought her back to the residence before contacting deputies, Hebert said.
During the investigation, the deputy located drug paraphernalia in Banks’ possession as well, the sheriff said.
Banks was booked into the parish jail where she remained this morning with no bond set.
In Berwick, a couple was booked Friday for a plot to introduce drugs into the jail there.
Cherie Loustalot, 30, of Franklin was arrested at 7 p.m. on warrants for possession of a Schedule IV narcotic (Xanax), attempted distribution of a Schedule IV narcotic, possession of a Schedule I narcotic (marijuana), attempted distribution of a Schedule I narcotic and taking contraband into a penal institution.
Chief James Richard said that Loustalot brought items to her boyfriend who was incarcerated at the Berwick Jail earlier that evening. The drugs were concealed in bottles of lotion, he said. She left the police department before jailers checked the items, so a warrant was issued.
Loustalot remained incarcerated in the parish jail this morning with no bond set.
Shane Compton, 32, of Franklin is the boyfriend charged Saturday in connection with the incident.
His warrants included conspiracy to possess Schedule IV narcotics, conspiracy to possess Schedule I narcotics and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution.
Compton was moved to the parish jail where he remained incarcerated this morning with no bond set.