MORGAN CITY, La. -- The most wanted criminals of St. Mary Parish include suspected armed cocaine dealers, armed robbers, and a hit-and-run driver. The fugitives listed in this article are wanted either by police or the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.
“The information that we receive from the general public actually leads to a lot of arrests,” Sheriff Mark Hebert said.
“Everyone can remain anonymous. You don’t have to give your name or number. Just provide information,” he said.
“We take all that into consideration. We know that remaining anonymous is a big thing,” Hebert said.
The sheriff’s office identified three fugitives wanted by the narcotics division.
Patrick Harris, 35, has been wanted since January 2010 for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and for possession of a firearm in presence of a controlled-dangerous substance. His last known address was in the 600 block of Rosebud Street, Baldwin.
Gregory Harris, 31, also has been sought since January 2010 for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and for possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled-dangerous substance. His last known address was in the 300 block of Railroad Avenue in Baldwin.
Both Harrises are known to “frequent the Baldwin area,” Hebert said.
The sheriff also is hunting for Cord Green, 24, who has been wanted since December 2010 for distribution of cocaine and is said to frequently be in the Morgan City and Franklin areas, he said.
“Some of these guys may not be at the same location. They know that they’re wanted,” Hebert said.
“Once they realize that they’re wanted, until they get caught and put in jail they’ll do what they can to postpone going to jail.”
Hebert said that his deputies have gone to residences and made inquiries and left word with family members, but the suspects “try to postpone the inevitable as long as they can.”
A suspect from a July shooting in Morgan City is still at large with warrants from the Morgan City Police Department, according to Assistant Chief Glenn Blanco.
Clauderious Darby, 23, has been wanted since July 6 on charges of illegal use of a weapon, possession of a firearm in a firearm-free zone and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is described as a black male, 6 feet tall and weighing 163 pounds.
Darby is wanted in connection with a shooting at Shannon Homes. Another suspect in the incident, Bryson Skinner, surrendered to police the day after the shooting.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Darby or who has further information about the shooting is asked to contact police at 985-380-4605 or any local law enforcement agency.
“The identity of the caller will not be revealed,” Blanco said.
Terrell Jackson, 25, is Franklin police’s most wanted suspect.
“Jackson has several outstanding warrants for his arrest,” Chief Sabria McGuire said. They are theft, armed robbery, armed robbery with use of a firearm, resisting an officer by flight and a failure-to-appear warrant from the 16th Judicial Court.
His last known address was in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, Franklin.
“If anyone knows where Mr. Jackson can be located they can call the Franklin Police Department at 337-828-1716. Callers can remain anonymous,” McGuire said.
A Gibson woman wanted for an August hit-and-run is Berwick’s most wanted, according to Chief James Richard of the Berwick Police Department.
Shaneal Juwayn Williams, 24, is wanted for hit-and-run, improper backing and expired driver’s license from an Aug. 15 complaint of a hit-and-run accident at Bee Bee’s Seafood on Bowman Street in Berwick.
“Several attempts were made to have her come to the police department, with no response,” Richard said. “Charges were subsequently filed on Aug. 27.”
Her last known address was in the 6300 block of Bayou Black Road, Gibson.
“Although the crime may not be severe in most persons’ view, several attempts have been made to have her turn herself in, but she has not,” Richard said.
An incident of criminal damage to property from 2007 and an incident of theft early this year top the Baldwin Police Department’s most wanted list, according to Chief Gerald Minor.
Reshimah Antoine, 26, is wanted for criminal damage to property to a hotel room in March 2007. His last known address was in the 3600 block of Texas Street in Lake Charles.
Rebecca Bacas, 37, is wanted for theft in Baldwin on Jan. 20. Her last known address was in the 6800 block of Lee Station Road, New Iberia.
The Baldwin police asks that anyone with information about these suspects to call 337-923-4845.
The Patterson Police Department declined to participate in the “Most Wanted” feature.
Sheriff Mark Hebert reminded citizens about their role and their rights.
“Anybody who has some type of illegal activity going on in front of their house has the right to have it removed,” he said.
“When you see things, participate and help.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Daily Review plans St. Mary’s Most Wanted as a monthly article. Reporter James A. Robichaux contacted the St. Mary Parish Sheriff and each municipal police department in the parish for information and photographs of their top two most wanted fugitives. Today’s article is a result of that request. The Daily Review plans to update the list on the last Friday of the month to help law enforcement find fugitives. As Sheriff Mark Hebert told Robichaux, tips from the public help law enforcement officers do their jobs.