The following persons were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning on 10/12/2016.
Payton A N Bailey, 20 years of age, Address: Two Brothers Ln. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/12/2016 @ 9:38am.
Charge: Warrant - Probation Violation
Payton A N Bailey was located by officers at the Morgan City Clerks Office where she was arrested on an active arrest warrant held by the 6th Ward Morgan City Court. Bailey was booked into the Morgan City Jail and incarcerated.
Faith L Hart, 17 years of age, Address: Second St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/12/2016 @ 3:12pm.
Charge: Direct Contempt of Court
Faith L Hart was arrested in the 6th Ward Morgan City Court for direct contempt of court during court proceedings. Hart was booked into the Morgan City Jail and incarcerated.
Nigel Singleton, 23 years of age, Address: Marshall St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/12/2016 @ 11:36pm.
Charges: Warrant - Probation Violation
Warrant - Failure to Appear on 03/01/16 for Simple Battery
Warrant - Failure to Appear on 04/12/16 for Simple Battery Fines
Nigel Singleton was located by officers in the area of Marshall Street near Cedar Street where he was arrested on active arrest warrant held by the 6th Ward Morgan City Court. Singleton was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.
Joshua A Falgout, 37 years of age, Address: Sycamore St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/13/2016 @ 3:58am.
Charges: Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Legand Drug (Indomethacin)
Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon
Possession of a Firearm While in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
Violation of Uniformed Controlled Dangerous Substance Laws (Drug Free Zone)
Stop Sign Violation
Improper Lane Usage
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Elm Street at Marguerite Street. The vehicle then turned onto Ninth Street where it was observed traveling out of its lane of travel. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver identified as Joshua A Falgout. During a traffic investigation, reports indicated that Falgout's behavior aroused the officer's suspicions that Falgout was invovled in illegal drug activity. A search of the vehicle was conducted when officers located suspected marijuana and methamphetamine. Morgan City Police Department Narcotics Detectives continued the investigation which led investigators to a Sycamore Street residence which was believed to be where Falgout resided. A search warrant for the residence was obtained and executed when investigators located more suspected marijuana which was believed to be packaged for distribution. Reports indicate that investigators also located drug paraphernalia, suspected indomethacin and a firearm. The location of the incident was within the area of a drug free zone in violation of controlled dangerous substance laws. Falgout was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.