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Nov 18, 2013 10:40 AM by PRESS RELEASE (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)

Morgan City Daily Arrest Report

The following were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 11/15/2013:

1. Deandra D. Johnson, 27 years of age, Address-Frances St. Berwick, Louisiana was arrested on 11/15/2013 @ 10:08am
Charge: Warrant: Failure to Pay Fine-Aggravated Assault; Failure to Pay Fine-Contempt of Court; Warrant for Lafourche Parish-Unauthorized Entry into an Inhabited Dwelling
An officer patrolling observed a disturbance outside a local restaurant and stopped to investigate. The officer determined that two females were involved in an altercation
outside the establishment. The officer learned that one of the females involved, Deandra Johnson was wanted on several outstanding warrants including a warrant for
Lafourche Parish. She was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and remains incarcerated.

2. William Dodd, 31 years of age, Address-Highway 182 Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 11/15/2013 @ 3:00am
Charge: Appearing in Public Intoxicated; Resisting an Officer
Officers were dispatched to a Highway 182 address in regards to a subject causing a disturbance. Officers arrived and were advised that William Dodd was beating on the door
of the residence, causing a disturbance. Officers searched the area and attempted to locate Dodd. Dodd attempted to flee from officers and was quickly apprehended. He was
found to be in an intoxicated condition. He was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

3. Leon Sylvester, 29 years of age, Address-Seventh St. Morgan City, Louisiana
Geraldine Ayro, 57 years of age, Address-Seventh St. Morgan City, Louisiana
Both were arrested on 11/15/2013 @ 2:03pm
Charges on Both: Illlegal Possession of a Schedule II CDS-Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute
Possession of Schedule III CDS-Tylenol w/Codeine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Detectives of the Morgan City Police Department along with assistance from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of Seventh Street in Morgan City. The warrant was a result of an investigation by Morgan City Police Department regarding numerous complaints of illegal drug activity suspected at the residence. Suspected Crack Cocaine; Paraphernalia and a Schedule III CDS-Tylenol w/Codeine was located in the search. The occupants of the residence, Leon Sylvester and his mother, Geraldine Ayro, who were inside the residence were both arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department . Geraldine Ayro remains incarcerated with a $5,000.00 bond. Sylvester remains incarcerated with a bond of $150,000.00.

4. Drew M. Witherwax, 35 years of age, Address-Susan Drive Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 11/16/2013 @ 10:59am
Charge: Urinating in Public
Officers were summoned to a local restaurant located on Highway 182 in regards to subject urinating in the parking lot. Officers arrived and the subject was identified as Drew Witherwax, who according to witnesses, began to urinate in the parking lot. Witherwax was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and released after posting bond.

5. Mark A. Eugene, 49 years of age, Address-Hickory St. Patterson, Louisiana was arrested on 11/16/2013 @ 5:39pm
Charge: Appearing in Public Intoxicated
Officers were dispatched to an Apple Street residence in regards to a subject causing a disturbance. Officers arrived and located Mark Eugene who appeared intoxicated. According to witnesses, Eugene came to the residence and began to cause a disturbance and refused to leave the residence. Eugene was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.

6. Kevin J. Dexter, 30 years of age, Address-Seventh St. Franklin, Louisiana was arrested on 11/16/2013 @ 6:58pm
Charge: Possession of Schedule I CDS-Synthetic Cannabinoids
Jereith J. Callery, 26 years of age, Address-Isabella St. Franklin, Louisiana was arrested on 11/16/2013 @ 6:58pm
Charges: Possession of Schedule I CDS(Synthetic Cannabinoids) 4th Offense; Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution 2nd Offense; Warrant: Simple Assault; No License Plate Illumination
A patrolling officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Orange St. and Acorn St. after a vehicle was observed with a license plate without illumination. Officers detained the vehicle and it's occupants after the officer detected a strong odor of suspected marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Upon further investigation, the driver, Jereith Callery was found to possess synthetic cannabinoids. He was also found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant for Simple Assault. Callery was searched and the illegal substance was located. Callery was asked if he possessed any other illegal substance which he advised the officers he did not . He was also advised that the introduction of contraband into a penal institution was prohibited. He stated he understood. Once at the police department, Callery was searched further and found to possess additional suspected Schedule I CDS in his underwear area. He was additionally charged and remains incarcerated. A passenger in the vehicle, Kevin Dexter was also found to possess the Schedule I CDS-synthetic marijuana and was additionally charged and also remains incarcerated.

7. Mary M. Westerbuhr, 38 years of age, Address-Orlando, Florida was arrested on 11/17/2013 @ 2:20am
Charge: Simple Battery; Disturbing the Peace
Eric L. Curtis, 25 years of age, Address-Everette St. Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested on 11/17/2013 @ 2:20am
Charge: Warrant: Failure to Pay Fine-Probation Violation; Warrant: Failure to Appear Probation Violation; Warrant: Failure to Pay Fine-Contempt of Court; Warrant: Failure to Pay Fine-Contempt of Court; Warrant: Failure to Appear-Probation Violation; Warrant: Probation Violation-St. Mary Parish
Officers were dispatched to a local hotel regarding a disturbance. Officers arrived and were advised that Mary Westerbuhr created a disturbance at the hotel and struck another female in the disturbance. Westerbuhr was detained and placed under arrest. A second subject at the scene, Eric Curtis was discovered to be wanted on numerous warrants for the Morgan City Police Department and St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department. He was also arrested. Both were transported to the Morgan City Police Department where they were booked and incarcerated.

8. Dawn M. Height, 44 years of age, Address-Carriage Cove Franklin, Louisiana was arrested on 11/17/2013 @ 4:01am
Charge: Warrant: Failure to Appear for Arraignment-Theft; Warrant-Failure to Appear-Simple Assault; Warrant-3 Counts Issuing Worthless Checks
Dawn Height was transported to the Morgan City Jail facility by the St. Mary Parish Sheriffs Department to be housed. It was discovered that Height was wanted on several outstanding warrants for the Morgan City Police Department. She was booked on the additional charges and incarcerated.

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