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Aug 19, 2013 12:10 PM by KATC, PHOTO: MGN ONLINE

Morgan City Daily Arrest Report

The following persons were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 08/16/2013:

1. Christopher Thomas Hunt, 35 years of age, Address-Bridgeport, Ohio was arrested on 08/16/2013 @ 3:10am

Charges: Appearing in Public Intoxicated; Resisting an Officer

Officers were summoned to a local hotel lobby in reference to an unruly subject. Officers arrived and observed
the subject, Christopher Hunt in an apparent intoxicated condition. He was advised several times to return to his
room but refused. He was arrested after he continued to use loud and profane language. He was transported
to the Morgan City Police Department where he physically resisted officers attempts to process him. He was placed
in a holding cell until which time he could be processed. He was booked and eventually released on a $784.00 bond.

2. Jaime Saucedo Gutierrez, 26 years of age, Address-Houma, Louisiana was arrested on 08/16/2013 @ 9:54am

Charges: No Drivers License

An officer patrolling U.S. Highway 90 conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Jaime Gutierrez. The driver,
Gutierrez was found to be operating a vehicle with no drivers license. The subject was arrested and transported
to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and released after posting a bond of $311.00.

3. Nicgehia M. Francois, 39 years of age, Address-Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 08/16/2013 @ 7:35pm

Charges: Warrants: Simple Battery and Criminal Damage to Property

Officers investigating a complaint of a disturbance in the area of Sixth Street came into contact with Nicgehia Francois
who was observed in the area. Francois, was found to be a wanted person by the Morgan City Police Department.
She was arrested, and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and released after
Posting a $1184.00 bond.

4. Hope Michelle Chettiyar, 35 years of age, Address-Kentucky Street Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 08/16/2013 @ 9:46pm

Charges: Warrant: Contempt of Court-Failure to Appear for Substance Abuse; Two Headlamps Required.

Officers patrolling the Roderick Street area observed a vehicle with improper headlighting. The officer stopped the vehicle to speak with the driver, Hope Chettiyar. Chettiyar was discovered to be wanted on an outstanding warrant for the City Court of Morgan City.

She was arrested on the outstanding warrant and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked
and remains incarcerated with a bond of $1,136.00.

5. Jamie L. Riggins, 32 years of age, Address-Louisa Street Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 08/16/2013 @ 10:52pm

Charges: Warrant-Telephone Harassment

The subject, Jamie Riggins, after learning of an outstanding warrant for her arrest, turned herself in to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked on the outstanding warrant and released on bond.

6. Bethany Nicole Mecom, 21 years of age, Address-Tiffany Street Patterson, Louisiana was arrested on 08/16/2013 @ 11:20pm

Charge: Warrant: Probation Violation

Officers conducting a traffic stop in the area of Highway 182 and Roderick Street in Morgan City came into contact with Betheny Nicole Mecom. Mecom was found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant for the City Court of Morgan City.
She was arrested, transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and incarcerated with a bond of $800.00.

7. Mechelle Yvette Favors, 44 years of age, Address-Cherry St. Patterson, Louisiana was arrested on 08/17/2013 @ 12:35am

Charge: Warrant: Failure to Return Leased Merchandise; Failure to Signal Turn

Officers patrolling conducting a traffic stop in the area of Highway 182 and Martin Luther King in Morgan City. The driver of the vehicle was discovered to be a wanted person with the Morgan City Police Department. She was arrested for the violation as well as the outstanding warrant. She was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and incarcerated.

8. Michael P. Granger, 60 years of age, Address-Fifth Street Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 08/17/2013 @ 2:09am

Charge: Red Light Violation

Officers patrolling observed a vehicle disregard a traffic signal at the intersection of Roderick Street and Highway 182. Officers detained the vehicle and it's driver, Michael Granger. Granger exhibited signs of intoxication and was given a field sobriety test which he did poorly on. The subject, Granger was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he submitted to an Intoxilyzer 5000 test. The test indicated that the subject had been drinking but was within the legal limit. He was charged and booked With the violation observed. He was released after posting a cash bond of $152.00.

9. James Michael Murray, 24 years of age, Address-Arizona Street Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 08/18/2013 @ 12:36am

Charge: Create or Operate a Clandestine Lab for Manufacture of CDS-Methamphetamine; Drug Paraphernalia

Lynette Ann Guidry, 31 years of age, Address-Fern Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana was arrested on 08/18/2013 @ 12:36am
Charge: Create or Operate a Clandestine Lab for Manufacture of CDS-Methamphetamine; Possession of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
The Morgan City Police Department received information of subjects attempting to purchase items from local drug stores which are commonly used as ingredients in the production of a Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine. Officers obtained the information and began an investigation
which led them to a residence located on Arkansas Street in Morgan City. Officers identified several subjects in the residence and obtained evidence of a clandestine lab used to produce Methamphetamine, a Schedule II CDS. Officers detained the subject inside and obtained a search warrant for the residence. Officers were able to identify through evidence and statements that two of the person inside the residence where responsible for the lab. James Michael Murray and Lynette Ann Guidry were arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where they were booked and incarcerated. Guidry was also found to possess a small amount of the CDS-Methamphetamine and was additionally charged.

They remain incarcerated with no bond yet set.

10. Gustavo Busques Gonzalez, 26 years of age, Address-Eighth Street Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 08/18/2013 @ 7:13am

Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery

Officers were dispatched to a residence located on Eighth Street in Morgan City regarding a domestic complaint. Officers arrived and learned that a subject, Gustavo Gonzalez had committed a battery on a female living at the residence. He was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

11. Whitney Joseph Billiot, 34 years of age, Address-Laurel Street Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 08/18/2013 @ 4:22pm

Charges: Simple Battery

Officers were dispatched to a residence located on Aucoin Street regarding a disturbance. When officers arrived, they discovered that subjects located on Aucoin Street had become involved in a dispute regarding speeding and noise on the street. The suspect, Whitney Joseph Billiot reportedly struck another in the face several times when he was asked to slow down. Officers located a video
confirming the battery. Billiot was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and released on bond.

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