Darren Michael Freeman, 31, of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista was arrested at 12:17 p.m. Friday for vagrancy.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a Bayou Vista business of a man asking for cigarettes. While responding to that complaint, the sheriff’s department received a second complaint from Walmart in Bayou Vista stating that a man who previously had been on the premises asking patrons for money and goods was back in the store, Sheriff Mark Hebert said.
The deputy located Freeman and, through the course of the investigation, identified him as the person who has habitually begged businesses and their patrons for money or goods. In some instances, Freeman became aggressive in his requests for charity, Hebert said.
Numerous business owners and members of the public repeatedly notified the sheriff’s office about Freeman’s behavior, the sheriff noted.
He remains jailed this morning in lieu of $250 bail.
Meanwhile, Patterson police arrested the following:
—Eddie Gray, 20, of Hickory Street in Patterson, was arrested at 9:01 p.m. on Jan. 10 for failure to appear for general speed law, driving without lights, driver’s license violation and switched plate. Gray is still being held.
—Jose Monteno Mayorgh, 44, of Hwy. 24 in LaRose, was arrested at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday for speeding, no driver’s license. He paid a fine and was released.
—Lewis DeAnthony, 28, of Basin Street in Lafayette, was arrested at 3:21 a.m. Tuesday for possession of marijuana fourth offense. DeAnthony is still being held.
—Scotty M. Sensat, 32, of Anderson Street in Crowley was arrested at 4:57 a.m. Tuesday for suspended driver’s license and speeding. Sensat paid the fine in full and was released.
—Gilbert Wilson, 31, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Patterson, was arrested at 4:40 p.m. Thursday for stop sign violation, resisting by flight, simple battery and loud language. Wilson paid the fine in full and was released.
—Marquis Clark, 25, of Haney Street in Patterson, was arrested at 7:37 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana. Clark is still being held.
—Juan Trujillo Alvarez, 53, of Lake Palourde Road in Amelia, was arrested at 9:08 p.m. Friday for no driver’s license, no insurance and no registration. Alvarez was released on a paid fine.
—Justin Bourgeois, 39, of Main Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:27 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for another jurisdiction, domestic abuse battery. Bourgeois was released on bail for the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
—Brian Racicot, 47, of Union Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:16 p.m. Saturday for disturbing the peace intoxicated, open container, obstructing a highway and on a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant. Racicot is still being held.
Berwick police reported no arrests from the weekend, according to Chief James Richard.