Mar 20, 2014 3:19 PM by PRESS RELEASE
The following were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 03/19/2014:
1. Matthew Tabor, 28 years of age, Address- Thibodaux, La, was arrested on 03/19/2014 @ 3:15AM
Charges: Resisting an Officer by Flight, Driving Under Suspension, Resisting an Officer, DWI(1st), Possession of Marijuana, Driving an Unsafe Vehicle
An Officer working an off duty detail, observed a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner. The officer called a Patrol officer that was on duty to advise them that the vehicle had just ran another vehicle off of the roadway. A description of the vehicle was given and the Off Duty Officer attempted to stop the vehicle. It was then that the driver refused to stop. Other officers were summoned to the area and the vehicle was pursued for a short time until the suspect vehicle eventually stopped at a business on Hwy 182. The driver Matthew Tabor was ordered from the vehicle at which time he refused to exit. Officers then had to forcefully remove the subject from the vehicle, during which time Tabor began to resist officers. Subject had to be Tased to get him placed into cuffs. During the search of the vehicle officers located a partially smoked hand rolled cigarette that contained possible marijuana. It was also found that Tabor was driving Under Suspension and he appeared to be under the influence of some type of drug or alcoholic beverage. Tabor was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center where his blood was drawn to be sent in for Chemical Analysis. Tabor was treated and released from Teche Regional and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked in incarcerated with no bond set yet.
2. Leah Bourgeios, 37 years of age, Address-Lafayette, La. was arrested on 03/19/2014 @ 2:48PM
Charges: Possession of Schedule IV CDS(Soma), Possession of Schedule IV CDS (Xanax), Possession of Schedule II CDS(Adderall), Possession of Schedule III(Buprenophine)
3. Christen Brown , 33 Years of Age, Address-Morgan City, Louisiana, was arrested on 03/19/2014 @ 2:48PM
Charges- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II CDS(Methamphetamine)
MCPD Officers were dispatched to a local business in regards to subject attempting to sell possible narcotics. Upon officers arrival they were advised that the subjects left the area and were given a description of the vehicle. Officers located the vehicle at which time a traffic stop was conducted on MLK Blvd.. Officers spoke to the occupants and received consent to search both subjects. During the search of the vehicle officers located several pills wrapped up in a papertowel that Bourgeios admitted to officers were hers, At that time Bourgeios was placed under arrest. During a search of Brown officers located a small bag of suspected Methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia, Brown was placed under arrest. Both Subjects were transported to the Morgan City Police Department where they were booke and incarcerated with no bond set yet.
4. Melissa Ribardi, 44 years of age, Address-Morgan City, La. was arrested on 03/20/2014 @ 12:09AM
Charge-Warrant for Probation and Parole
Officers were dispatched to a local business on Victor II Blvd in regards to a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle. Upon officers arrival they located and spoke to Melissa Ribardi. Officers checked and found that Ribardi was wanted by Probation and Parole. Ribardi was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she is being held with no bond set.
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