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MCPD Arrest Report 05/15/2017

Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 72-hour reporting period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 92 calls for service. The following persons were arrested as a result during the last reporting period beginning on 05/12/2017:

Jason J. Ashley, 29 years of age, address: Campo Ln., Amite, La, arrested on 05/13/2017 @ 12:19 a.m.

Charges: Warrant: Theft of Goods
                  Warrant: Resisting an Officer
                  Warrant: Criminal Damage to Property
                  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jason J. Ashley was located and arrested in the area of Leona St. on active arrest warrants held by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. According to reports Ashley was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Ashley was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

Austin J. Stevens, 22 years of age, address: Fourth St. Morgan City, La, arrested on 05/13/2017 @ 02:04 a.m.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense
                  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
                  Warrant: F.T.A. to Pay Probation Fee on 06/07/2016


John P. Williams III, 17 years of age, address: Felicia St. Morgan City, La, arrested on 05/13/2017 @ 02:04 a.m.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana
                  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Patrol officers located Austin J. Stevens in the parking lot of a business in the area of LA 70. According to reports Stevens held active arrest warrants through the 6th Ward Morgan City Court. Officers made contact with Stevens in a vehicle at which time they detected an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Stevens was arrested and another occupant, John P. Williams III, was located in the vehicle. Officers located suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Evidence was uncovered linking Williams and Stevens to the contraband. Williams was arrested and both subjects were transported to the Morgan City Jail where they were booked and incarcerated.

Trinity N. Todd, 22 years of age, address: Railroad Ave. Morgan City, La, arrested on 05/13/2017 @ 3:29 a.m.

Charges: Warrant: Contempt of Court

Trinity N. Todd was located and arrested at the Berwick Police Department on active arrest warrants held by the 6th Ward Morgan City Court. Todd was transported to the Morgan City Jail where she was booked and incarcerated.

Karen Strathman, 47 years of age, address: Shady Grove, Patterson, La, arrested on 05/13/2017 @ 6:28 p.m.

Charges: Disturbing the Peace Intoxicated
                  Open Container

Patrol officers responded to the area of Cottonwood St. in regards to a suspicious female. According to reports officers arrived and Karen Strathman was identified as the female in question. Officers made contact with Strathman and she was found to be in an intoxicated state and was drinking an alcoholic beverage in public. Strathman was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where she was booked and incarcerated.

Diana Simmons, 53 years of age, address: McDermott Dr. Morgan City, La, arrested on 05/13/2017 @ 7:16 p.m.

Charges: Disturbing the Peace

Patrol officers responded to the area of Chestnut Dr. in regards to a disturbance. According to reports officers arrived and Simmons was identified as one of the suspects. While officers attempted to investigate the complaint Simmons continued to cause a disturbance. Simmons was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where she was booked and incarcerated.

Carlton P. Moncada, 57 years of age, address: Karen Dr., Morgan City, La. arrested on 05/13/2017 @ 10:17 p.m.

Charges: Driving while Intoxicated 1st Offense
                  Possession of Marijuana
                  Careless operation of a Motor Vehicle

Patrol officers observed a vehicle traveling in the area of LA 182 swerving in the roadway and strike the curb flattening the tires on the vehicle. A stop was initiated and Carlton P. Moncada was identified as the operator of the vehicle. According to reports Moncada was found to be in an intoxicated state. Moncada performed poorly on Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Moncada was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail for Chemical Testing. Moncada was also found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. Moncada arrived to the jail and submitted to test and registered .141g% Blood Alcohol Content. Moncada was booked into the Morgan City Jail and incarcerated.

Milton Garrison, 39 years of age, address: Poncio St. Morgan City, La, arrested on 05/13/2017 @ 10:40 p.m.

Charges: Domestic Abuse Battery

Patrol officers responded to the area of Freret St. in regards to a disturbance. According to reports officers arrived and learned that Milton Garrison was involved in a disturbance and allegedly struck the victim. Garrison was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where she was booked and incarcerated.

John Christenson, 47 years of age, address: Edna St. Morgan City, La, arrested on 05/14/2017 @ 12:56 a.m.

Charges: Driving while Intoxicated 2nd Offense
                  Improper Lane Usage

Patrol officers observed a vehicle traveling in the area of LA 70 in an erratic manner. According to reports a stop was initiated and John Christenson was identified as the operator of the vehicle. Christenson was found to be in an intoxicated state. Christenson performed poorly on Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Christenson was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail for Chemical Test. Once at the jail Christenson submitted to test and registered .180g% Blood Alcohol Content. Christenson was booked and incarcerated.

Carlos E. Thigpin, 25 years of age, address: Southeast Blvd. Morgan City, La, arrested on 05/14/2017 @ 2:52 a.m.

Charges: Warrant: F.T.A. Arraignment o 08/29/2016
                  Warrant: F.T.A. for Arraignment o 10/11/2016
                  Warrant: Simple Battery

Carlos E. Thigpin was located and arrested in the area of LA 182 on active arrest warrants held by the 16th Judicial Court and Morgan City Police. Thigpin was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

Lantrell Ayers, 26 years of age, address: Mallard St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 05/14/2017 @ 10:49 a.m.

Charges: No Drivers License
                  Disregard of Traffic Controls
                  Principal to Resisting an Officer

Patrol officers were investigating an incident in the area of Robin St. in which a subject fled on foot from officers. According to reports a vehicle that was being operated by Lantrell Ayers was observed picking up the subject while officers were in active pursuit and taking him out the area. A description of the vehicle was provided and the vehicle was located by patrol officers. The vehicle was observed by officers failing to stop at a red light in the area of LA 182. A stop was initiated and Lantrell Ayers was identified as the operator of the vehicle. Ayer was found not to possess a valid driver’s license. Ayers was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated. The investigation on the original incident is ongoing.

Brodney T. Williams, 27 years of age, address: N St. Patterson, La, arrested on 05/14/2017 @ 7:34 p.m.

Charges: Warrant: Resisting an Officer by giving False Information
                  Warrant: F.T.A. to Pay Fine 01/17/2017
                  Warrant: Simple Battery

Brodney T. Williams was located and arrested in the area of Brashear Ave. on active arrest warrant s held by the 6th Ward Morgan City Court, Morgan City Police, and Patterson Police Department. The warrant from the Morgan City Police stems from an investigation in April of 2017 in which Williams gave investigators a false name during an investigation. Williams was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

James Drew, 45 years of age, address: Sixth St. Morgan City, La, arrested on 05/14/2017 @ 9:52 p.m.

Charges: Driving under Suspension
                  Following Too Close

Patrol officers responded to the area of Brashear Ave. in regards to a crash. According to reports officers arrived and James Drew was identified as the operator of one of the vehicles involved. During the investigation he was found to be the party at fault in the crash and his Louisiana driver’s license was currently suspended. Drew was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

Vonkinion Johnson, 34 years of age, address: Southwood Dr. Houma, La, arrested on 05/15/2017 @ 12:16 a.m.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana
                  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
                  No Drivers License
                  Improper Lighting 
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Tracy L. Johnson, 32 years of age, address: Southwood Dr. Houma, La, arrested on 05/15/2017 @ 12:16 a.m. 

Charges: Possession of a Legend Drug (Mirtazapine)

Patrol officers observed a vehicle being operated in the area of Brashear Ave. with improper lighting. A stop was initiated and according to reports Vonkinion Johnson and Tracy L. Johnson was identified as the occupants of the vehicle. During the investigation officers located suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a large amount if a prescription drug identified as Mirtazapine. Evidence was uncovered linking Vonkinion Johnson to the suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia and evidence was uncovered linking Tracy L. Johnson to the prescription medication that she did not hold a valid prescription for. Both Vonkinion Johnson and Tracy L. Johnson were arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where they were booked and incarcerated.