Arrest Reports

Apr 7, 2014 12:18 PM by PRESS RELEASE

Morgan City Daily Arrest Report

The following were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 04/04/2014:

Jackie Randle, 35 years of age, Address-Birch St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/04/2014 @ 6:47pm

Charge: Driving Under Suspension; Window Tint Violation

A patrolling officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Amelia St. and Ditch Ave. in regards to a window tint violation. The driver, Jackie Randle was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended drivers license and was subsequently arrested. He was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

Lynette Gant, 49 years of age, Address-Labadieville,La. was arrested on 04/04/2014 @ 8:47pm

Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3rd Offense); Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in a Moving Vehicle; Warrant: Fugitive-Probation and Parole

Darren D. Fisher, 29 years of age, Address-Patterson, La. was arrested on 04/04/2014 @ 8:47pm

Charge: Possession of Schedule I CDS-Marijuana (2nd Offense); No License Plate Illumination; Window Tint Violation

A patrolling officer observed a vehicle in the area of Seventh St. and Willard St. to have improper lighting and window tint which obscured the inward view of the vehicle and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Darren Fisher and the passenger, Lynette Gant. Officers detected a strong odor of suspect marijuana in the vehicle. During the investigation, suspected marijuana was located along with a pipe commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics. The passenger, who admitted possession of the paraphernalis was also found to be wanted for an outstanding warrant. Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where they were booked and incarcerated.

Jakia D. Ray, 28 years of age, Address-Mike Dr. Patterson, La. was arrested on 04/05/2014 @ 12:48am

Charge: Warrant: Careless Operation of a Moving Vehicle; Warrant: Driver's License-None or Expired; Improper Lane Usage

A patrolling officer observed a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner in the area of Federal Ave. and Brashear Ave. and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, Jakia Ray was found to be wanted on outstanding warrants for the Morgan City Police Department. She was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and incarcerated.

Luke Fears, 28 years of age, Address-Saturn Rd. Bayou Vista, La. was arrested on 04/05/2014 @ 1:44am

Charge: Second Degree Battery

Officers responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a lounge in the 500 block of First St. When officers arrived, they discovered an injured subject with lacerations to the face and head. Acadian Ambulance was summoned to render treatment to the subject. During the investigation, it was learned that another subject, Luke Fears had committed a battery on the subject causing injuries which resulted in the victim requiring medical treatment. Fears, who had already left the area was located at his Bayou Vista residence and placed under arrest. The victim was treated at Teche Regional for fractures and lacerations. Fears was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

Lance M. Lovell, 27 years of age, Address-Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/05/2014 @ 2:54am

Charge: No License Plate illumination; Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Drivers License

A vehicle was stopped on Highway 182 near David Dr. after the vehicle was observed to have improper lighting. The driver of the vehicle, Lance Lovell was discovered to have a suspended drivers license. He was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

Michael D. Mckinnon, 21 years of age, Address-Mars Rd. Bayou Vista, La. was arrested on 04/05/2014 @ 6:34am

Charge: Disturbing the Peace; Criminal Damge to Property

Officers were dispatched to a Bush St. residence regarding a disturbance. Upon arrival, the complainant and witnesses advised that Michael Mckinnon was involved in a disturbance at the residence by being involved in an arguement in the front yard at that location. During the disturbance, Mckinnon attempted to break a window and subsequently damaged a panel on the complainants vehicle. Mckinnon was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

Tessa M. Pilgrim, 35 years of age, Address-Fifth St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/05/2014 @ 9:48am

Charge: Create/Operate a Clandestine Lab for the Unlawful Manufacture of CDS; Possession of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Illegal Use of Controlled Drug in the Presence of Persons under the age of 17, Warrant: Failure to Appear-Shoplifting

Officers were summoned to a Fifth St. residence in regards to suspected drug activity at that residence. Officers arrived and located what appeared to be a clandestine lab used to make methamphetamine. Narcotics detectives were summoned to the scene to investigate and located a female, Tessa Pilgrim and two children ages 1 year old and 3 years old in the residence. Narcotics detectives secured the scene and discovered a small clandestine lab which was in the process of producing methamphetamine. Several syringes which contained suspected methampetamine were also located. A crew was summoned to the scene to clean up the hazardous materials. The suspect, Pilgrim was found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant for the Morgan City Police Department. Investigators transported the children to a medical facility to be evaluated due to the hazardous environment. They were released to relatives. Tessa Pilgrim was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and incarcerated.

Kiana K. Butler, 23 years of age, Address-Baton Rouge, La. was arrested on 04/05/2013 @ 8:50pm

Charge: Warrant: St. Mary Parish -Issuing Worthless Checks (2 Counts)

Officers were dispatched a a Barrow St. residence regarding a disturbance. Officers arrived and identified one of the persons involved as Kiana Butler who was discovered to be wanted on outstanding warrants for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department. She was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and incarcerated.

Shelby G. Williams, 36 years of age, Address-Amelia St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/05/2014 @ 10:38pm

Charge: Warrant: St. Mary Parish-Failure to Appear Driving While Intoxicated

An officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Highway 182 and identified Shelby Williams as a passenger in the vehicle. Wiliams was found to be a wanted person for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department and was arrested on the outstanding warrant. He was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

Vernell D. Cain, 32 years of age, Address-Abbeville,La. was arrested on 04/06/2014 @ 12:26am

Charge: Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Driver License; No Headlights; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; No Tail Lamps

Vikki C. St. Julien, 27 years of age, Address-Abbeville, La. was arrested on 04/06/2014 @ 12:26am

Charge: Warrant: St. Martin Parish-Theft

A vehicle was stopped in the area of Federal Ave and Brashear Ave. after it was observed to have improper lighting. The driver, Vernell Cain was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended drivers license. Officers also located a pipe commonly used to consume illegal narcotics. Cain was arrested. The passenger, Vikkie St. Julien was found to be wanted on outstanding warrants for St. Martin Parish and was also arrested. Both were transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.

Kedesha N. Scott, 19 years of age, Address-Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/06/2014 @ 1:56am

Charge: Warrant: St. Mary-Criminal Damage; Warrant: St. Mary-Unauthorized Use of an Access Card

Kedesha Scott was located at an Idaho St. residence and placed under arreste on outstanding warrants for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department. She was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and incarcerated.

Jonathan Ruffin, 26 years of age, Address-James St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/06/2014 @ 3:50am

Charge: Possession of Schedule I CDS-Marijuana; Possession of Schedule II CDS-Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Illegal Possession of Stolen Things-Firearm; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS; Warrant: St. Mary Parish-Criminal Neglect of Family

Officers were dispatched to the Waffle House located on Highway 182 regarding a vehicle accident. Officers arrived and were advised that a vehicle had struck a motorcycle in the parking lot. Officers located the vehicle and were provided a description of the driver of the vehicle. The vehicle, which was abandoned with the door open was secured by the officers and found to contain suspected marijuana in plain view. During the investigation. the driver was identified as Jonathan Ruffin. Ruffin admitted that he was the driver and that the objects inside the vehicle belonged to him. Officers searched the vehicle and recovered a bag which contained several pieces of suspected crack cocaine which was beleived to be intended for sale. Also located in the vehicle was a .357 cal. handgun which was discovered to have been reported as stolen from Lafourche Parish. It was also recovered. Ruffin, who was a convicted felon was additionally charged. Ruffin was also found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant for St Mary Parish authorities for criminal neglect. He was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

Artis Jones, 18 years of age, Address-Birch St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/06/2014 @ 10:46pm

Charge: No Driver License; Improper Lighting; Possession of Schedule I CDs-Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

A patrolling officer stopped a vehicle after it was observed to have improper lighting in the area of Front St. and Franklin St. The driver, Artis Jones approached the officer and was observed to have a handrolled cigarette of suspected marijuana lodge behind his ear. It was recovered by the officer. Officers also located items of paraphernalia used to consume illegal narcotics in the vehicle. The driver, Jones did not have a valid drivers license. He was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

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