May 8, 2014 9:05 AM by St. Mary Parish Police Department
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period the Sheriff's Office responded to 36 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Randy Plessala, Jr., 41, 300 Jacobs Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on May 7, 2014 on a warrant for domestic abuse battery (in the presence of juveniles). A deputy located Plessala at his residence on the warrant. The warrant stems from a complaint of a possible domestic disturbance at a residence in Bayou Vista. The investigating deputy learned that Plessala pushed and struck a female victim. Two children were present during the battery. Plessala was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bond is set.
Jeff Carlson, 38, 342 Easy Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on May 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm for violation of the parish leash law ordinance. A deputy patrolling the St. Joseph area was approached by a subject who wanted to report an animal complaint. The deputy went to the residence listed above and observed two small dogs running towards him while barking aggressively. The dogs left a yard and ran into the street. The deputy identified the owner of the animals as Carlson. After advising Carlson of the leash law ordinance, the deputy released him on a summons to appear in court on August 22, 2014.
Juvenile male, 14, Berwick, LA was arrested on May 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm for battery of a school teacher. A School Resource Officer assigned to the St. Mary Parish Alternative School received a report that a student struck a teacher when the student was leaving a classroom. The deputy released the juvenile to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.
Hope M. Martin, 37, 268 Fandal Street, Gibson, LA was arrested on May 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm on a warrant for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court. Martin turned herself in at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville after learning of the warrant for her arrest. Her bond is set at $100,000.
Udel J. Dufour, Jr., 49, 2321 Mills Street, Lafayette, LA was arrested on May 8, 2014 at 1:30 am for disturbing the peace (intoxicated). A deputy responded to a complaint of an intoxicated subject who was causing a disturbance at a business on Highway 90 in Jeanerette. A deputy made contact with Dufour who appeared to be in an intoxicated state. Following an investigation the deputy transported him to the parish jail for booking. Bond is set at $500.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Alexis Leonard, 17, 197 Jupiter Street, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on May 7, 2014 at 5:16 pm on a warrant for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Detectives of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division located Leonard at her residence on the warrant. Leonard was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking and incarceration. No bond is set.
Larry G. Barnett, 34, 1221 Sixth Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 7, 2014 at 6:04 pm for resisting an officer and failure to signal a turn 100 feet prior to an intersection. Narcotics detectives observed the driver of a pick-up truck fail to properly signal a turn near the corner of Highway 182 and Southeast Boulevard and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Barnett, failed to stop. Detectives observed Barnett to be moving something around inside the cab of the truck. Detectives continued to follow Barnett onto Canal Street where he stopped the vehicle. Detectives saw Barnett continuing to reach around inside the vehicle making movements that are consistent with possible illegal activity. Detectives ordered Barnett to exit the truck multiple times. Barnett repeatedly refused to comply. After additional verbal commands were given by the detectives, Barnett exited the vehicle. Detectives detained Barnett pending further investigation. Barnett was transported to the parish jail for booking. He was later released on a $1,250 bond.