Posted: Sep 13, 2013 8:12 AM by KATC
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, during the last 24 hour reporting period the Sheriff's Office responded to 47 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Phillip Conley Jones, 25, 6307 Bayou Black Drive, Gibson, LA was arrested on September 12, 2013 at 11:28 am for simple battery and on a warrant from Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office for failure to appear on the charge of failure to pay child support. A deputy responded to a report of a male subject hitting a female subject on the shoulder of Hwy. 90. The deputy located the car and stopped the vehicle in the Franklin area. During the course of the investigation, the deputy learned that during an argument, Jones grabbed the wheel of the vehicle forcing the female driver to pull onto the shoulder of the highway. The deputy made contact with witnesses who stated that Jones also struck the female repeatedly while she was driving. Jones was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. Bond is set at $500.
John Austin, II, 52, 215 Clausen Road South, Verdunville, LA was arrested on September 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm for disturbing the peace (intoxicated). A deputy responded to a complaint of a disturbance on Clausen Road. The deputy made contact with Austin and smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. While speaking with Austin, he repeatedly raised his voice yelling profanities despite being asked by the deputy to refrain from using foul language. Austin was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. He was released on a $500 bond.