Arrest Reports

Jun 9, 2014 10:56 AM by PRESS RELEASE

Morgan City Daily Arrest Report

Keindra N. McDaniel, 27 years of age, Address-Apple St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 06/06/2014 @ 12:29pm

Charge: Theft-Less than $500.00 (6 Counts)


Officers responded to a complaint at an Eighth St. restaurant in regards to a theft. Officers arrived and were advised that the managment suspected an employee of commiting a theft of funds from a register. The employee, Keindra McDaniel was detained and upon viewing video surveillance evidence, was observed removing funds from the register on six different times. Upon review, the total funds removed was $295.52. McDaniel admitted to officers that she had committed the theft, advising she thought she would never be caught. She was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.

Houston H. Cooley, 50 years of age, Address-Eighth St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 06/06/2014 @ 4:12pm

Charge: Warrant: Home Improvement Fraud

Houston Cooley was located on Eighth St. in Morgan City and placed under arrest on a warrant secured by Morgan City Police Detectives for Home Improvement Fraud. The warrant was secured after an investigation levied against Cooley by a victim who advised that she was approached at a local restaurant by Cooley who offered his services to her regarding a home improvement. During the encounter, the victim reportedly paid Cooley $3,825.00 to begin the renovations on February 04, 2014. The victim later became suspicious of Cooley and attempted to cancel the work and have the money refunded but was told the work would be completed. During the investigation, detectives learned that Cooley had never ordered materials as he had reported to the victim. The work has never been started nor the funds returned to the victim. Cooley was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

Joseph A. Acosta, 22 years of age, Address-Grove St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 06/06/2014 @ 4:47pm

Charge: Simple Criminal Damage to Property ($400.00)


Joseph Acosta was arrested after officers responded to a disturbance at a Grove St. residence. Officers arrived and learned that Joseph Acosta had been involved in a verbal altercation at the residence and during the altercation, broke a wooden gate and a door to a travel trailer parked at the residence. The total value of damages was estimated at $400.00. Joseph Acosta was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.


Tracy Thomas, 50 years of age, Address-Sixth St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 06/06/2014 @ 6:00pm

Charge: Warrant: Failure to Pay Fine-Expired Drivers License

Tracy Thomas was booked and incarcerated on an outstanding warrant for the Morgan City Police Department after being transported to the Morgan City Jail facility from L.E.C. in Centerville to be housed. The warrant was discovered and Thomas booked and incarcerated.

Jennifer S. Wilson, 45 years of age, Address-Belanger St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 06/07/2014 @ 2:16am

Charge: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated; No Drivers License on Person; Improper Lighting

Patrolling officers observed a vehicle traveling on La. Hwy 182 without both functioning headlights and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, identified as Jennifer Wilson could not produce a drivers license. Officers suspected that the subject was impaired and offered to conduct a field sobriety test in which the subject, Wilson refused. Wilson was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she submitted to an Intoxilyzer 5000 test which indicated a blood alcohol concentration of .121g%. Wilson was booked and incarcerated.

Ariel P. Jorge, 22 years of age, Address-Trevino St. Berwick, La. was arrested on 06/07/2014 @ 9:43am

Charge: Possession of Marijuana

Officers received a complaint of a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner in the area of Everette St. Officers located the vehicle in the 900 block of Everette St. and came into contact with the driver, Ariel Jorge. As Jorge was attempting to remove his drivers license from his pocket, a handrolled cigarette which contained suspected marijuana fell from his pocket. It was seized by the officers and identified as marijuana by Jorge. Jorge was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.


Donald P. Laughlin, 44 years of age, Address-Third St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 06/07/2014 @ 4:03pm

Charge: Possession of Schedule I CDs-Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute

Officers responded to a complaint of a subject selling illegal narcotics in the area of Highway 182 and Grizzaffi St. Officers responded to the area and located Donald Laughlin who fit the description of the suspect. Laughlin was questioned by officerrs and during the encounter, officers located several small celophane bags of suspected marijuana inside the subject's backpack. Donald Laughlin was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and remains incarcerated.

Anthony D. Richardson Jr., 32 years of age, Address-Park St. Patterson, La. was arrested on 06/08/2014 @ 2:12am

Charge: Warrant: Probation Violation

Officers responded to a Roderick St. business regarding a disturbance. Officers arrived and came into contact with a male subject, Anthony Richardson Jr. who was involved in the disturbance. Officers learned that Richardson was wanted on an outstanding warrant for the Morgan City Police Department. Richardson was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

Daniel A. Sauceda, 34 years of age, Address-Gibson, La. was arrested on 06/09/2014 @ 12:46am

Charge: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (2nd Offense); No Drivers License; Improper Lane Usage

Patrolling officers observed a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner on La. Highway 182 and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver of the vehicle, Daniel Sauceda, could not produce a valid drivers license. Sauceda, who exhibited signs of impairment was given a field sobriety test in which he failed. He was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he submitted to an Intoxilyzer 5000 test. The results indicated a blood alcohol concentration of .147g%. He was booked and remains incarcerated.

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