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MCPD Arrest Report 02/04/2019


Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 72-hour period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 146 calls for service. The following person(s) were arrested as a result beginning on 02/01/2019:


Leeland M. Lovell, 47 years of age, Address-Aucoin St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/01/2019 @ 7:38 am.

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated 2nd Offense
               No Headlights
               Improper Lane Usage
               Battery on an Officer

   An officer in the area of Railroad Ave. near Aycock St. observed a vehicle with only one functioning headlight. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Leeland Lovell was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. Lovell was asked to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, in which he performed poorly. Lovell was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the department, Lovell refused to submit to the chemical test for intoxication. Lovell then committed a battery on one of the officers. Lovell was booked and incarcerated.


Robert J. Skipper, 37 years of age, Address-Dora St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/01/2019 @ 10:26 am.

Charge: Warrant-Failure to Appear –No Driver’s License

   Robert Skipper was located at his residence on Dora St. and placed under arrest for an active warrant he held for the 6th Ward City Court. Skipper was transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Joseph J. Jessie, 39 years of age, Address-Utah St. Berwick, La. was arrested on 02/01/2019 @ 3:12 pm.

Charge: Warrant-Probation Violation (3cts)

  Joseph Jessie was transported from the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center to the Morgan City Police Department for active warrants he held for the 6th Ward City Court. Jessie was booked and incarcerated.


Stanley L. Ledet, 42 years of age, Address-Hammond, La. was arrested on 02/02/2019 @ 4:16 am.

Charge: Possession of Marijuana
               Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
               Speeding

   An officer in the area of US Hwy 90 eastbound observed a vehicle traveling faster than the posted speed limit. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Stanley Ledet was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. Through the course of the investigation, Ledet was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Ledet was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Mario G. Rankins, 41 years of age, Address-Gonzales, La. was arrested on 02/02/2019 @ 2:47 pm.

Charge: Following Vehicles
               No Registration
               Driving Under Suspension
               Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle
               Warrant: Failure to Appear No Driver’s License

      An officer on LA Hwy 70 observed a vehicle following another vehicle too closely. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Mario Rankins was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. A computer check revealed that Rankin’s license was suspended. Rankin also held an active warrant for the 6th Ward City Court. The officer also noticed an open container of an alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle. Rankins was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Nicole M. Atkinson, 33 years of age, Address-Russo St. Berwick, La. was arrested on 02/02/2019 @ 4:40 pm.

Charge: Warrant-Failure to Pay Fines (2ct)

    Nicole Atkinson was transported from the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center to the Morgan City Police Department for active warrant she held for the 6th Ward City Court. Atkinson was booked and incarcerated.


Arthur L. Hudson Jr, 53 years of age, Address-Gail Dr. Patterson, La. was arrested on 02/02/2019 @ 3:10 am.

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated 1st Offense

     Officers responded to a business on LA Hwy 182 regarding a possible intoxicated driver trying to park a vehicle.  The officer arrived and located the vehicle. The driver was identified as Arthur Hudson and reports indicate that Hudson appeared intoxicated. Hudson was asked to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test in which he performed poorly.  Hudson was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the department, Hudson refused the chemical test for intoxication. A warrant was obtained for a blood sample to be withdrawn from Hudson. Hudson was transported to a medical facility for the sample. The results of the sample are pending. Hudson was booked and incarcerated.


Rickey N. Moore, 58 years of age, Address-Dora St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/3/2019 @ 10:30 am.

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated 1st Offense
               Reckless Operation of a Vehicle
               Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle

     An officer on Myrtle St. observed a vehicle approach the patrol unit in a reckless manner. A traffic stop was conducted and the individual exited the vehicle and was identified as Rickey Moore. Moore was asked to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test which he performed poorly. Moore was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the department, Moore submitted to the chemical test for intoxication and his results yielded a .203g% of blood alcohol content. Moore was booked and incarcerated.


Lorenzo P. Harris, 33 years of age, Address-Jeanerette, La. was arrested on 02/03/2019 @ 1:34 am.

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated 1st Offense
               Resisting an Officer-False Information
               Improper Lane Usage
              Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle
              No Driver’s License
              Warrant-Failure to Appear-Resisting an Officer
              Warrant-Cyber Stalking
              Warrant-Terrorizing

      An officer on US Hwy 90 east bound observed a vehicle swerving in and out of the lane of travel. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was asked to provide a valid driver’s license. According to reports, the driver identified as Lorenzo Harris had given the officer a false name. Reports also state that Harris appeared intoxicated. A computer check revealed that Harris did not have a driver’s license and the vehicle was not insured. A warrant check determined that Harris held active warrants for the 16th Judicial District Court and Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office. Harris was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the department, Harris submitted to the chemical test for intoxication. Harris results were .000g% blood alcohol content. Harris then was transported to a medical facility for a blood sample to be withdrawn. Those results are pending. Harris was transported back to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


Justin Vosburg, 27 years of age, Address-Susan Court Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/03/2019 @ 3:32 pm.

Charge: Reckless Operation
              Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense

      An officer in the area of Clothilde St. near Eighth St. observed an individual on a motorcycle driving in a reckless manner. A traffic stop was conducted and driver, Justin Vosburg was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. Through the course of the investigation, Vosburg was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. Vosburg was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Polce Department for booking and incarceration.


Caleb R. Givens, 18 years of age, Address-Mallard St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/03/2019 @ 6:07 pm.

Charge: Home Invasion
               Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
               Criminal Trespass

  Officers responded to a residence on Mallard St. regarding a disturbance. Officers arrived and Caleb Givens was identified as a suspect. Reports indicate that Givens had come into the residence and brandished a firearm at the victim. Givens then fled the area. Officers were able to locate Givens on Veterans Blvd. in a vehicle where he was a passenger. Givens is also barred from all property of the Morgan City Housing Authority.  Givens was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.

Riley Hall 02012019

Riley R. Hall, 47 years of age, Address-Ditch Ave. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/01/2019 @ 3:38 pm.


Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

               Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
Norman Vinning 02012019
Norman Vinning, 52 years of age, Address-Pecan St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/01/2019 @ 3:38 pm.

Charge: Possession of Sch II-Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute
               Possession of Marijuana
               Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
               Transactions Involving Drug Proceeds
              Possession of Heroin
Dezzie Booty 02012019
Dezzie J. Booty, 39 years of age, Address-Maple St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/01/2019 @ 3:38 pm.

Charge: Possession of Marijuana
              Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
              Warrant-Probation Violation (2cts)
              Warrant-Failure to Pay Fines
              Warrant-Failure to Appear
              Warrant-Failure to Appear for Arraignment

 The Morgan City Police Department Narcotics Division responded to a residence on LA Hwy 182 regarding possible drug activity. When officer arrived they made contact with Riley Hall, Dezzie Booty and Norman Vinning.  Consent was given to search the residence. Hall was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana that was packaged for sale. Booty was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. In a room occupied by Vinning, officers located suspected methamphetamine packaged for sale, suspected marijuana and heroin. Vinning also had over $300.00 in his possession that is believed to be derived from the sale of illegal narcotics. Drug paraphernalia was also located inside the residence. A warrant check revealed that Booty held active warrants for the 16th Judicial District Court and the 6th Ward City Court. All subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.


David A. Turner, 28 years of age, Address-Monarch St. Houma, La. was arrested on 02/01/2019 @ 4:34 pm.

Charge: Warrant-Failure to Pay Fines (2cts)

   David Turner was located on Brashear Ave. and placed him under arrest for active warrants for the 6th Ward City Court. Turner was transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.

Donald Goodwing Jr 02012019
Donald Goodwin Jr, 26 years of age, Address-Levee Rd. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/01/2019 @ 8:08 pm.

Charge: Warrant-Rape-1st Degree

                Warrant-Aggravated Crime Against Nature

    Donald Goodwin was placed under arrest at the Morgan City Police Department for active warrants he held for the department. The Morgan City Police Department Detective Division conducted an investigation on February 1st and filed a warrant that alleged that Goodwin had sexual relations with a minor. Goodwin was booked and incarcerated.


Samuel P. Gary, 28 years of age, Address-Egle St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 02/02/2019 @ 9:47 am.

Charge: Possession of Synthetic Marijuana
               Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
               Violaition of Uniform CDS-Drug Free Zone

   Officer responded to an area on Bowman St regarding an individual passed out. Officers arrived and made contact with the individual identified as Samuel Gary. Officers located suspected synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Gary’s possession. Gary was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.