Apr 28, 2014 12:41 PM by PRESS RELEASE
The following were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 04/24/2014:
1. Jessica Ross, 25 years of age, Address-Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/24/2014 @ 2:35PM
Charges: Warrant-Failure to Appear for Arraignment for Driving Under Suspension and Speeding
On April 24th, 2014 Ross came and turned herself in to the Morgan City Police Department on outstanding warrants. Ross was booked and incarcerated and released on a $668.00 cash bond.
2. Jennifer Wilson, 45 years of age, Address- Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/24/2014 @ 9:34PM
Charges: Speeding 68 in a 45 MPH Zone, Open Container;
Possession of Marijuana Second Offense
Morgan City Police were working traffic in the area of Hwy 182 and Aycock St. when they observed a vehicle traveling West Bound that was traveling 68 MPH in a 45 MPH Zone. Morgan City Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle that was being operated by Jennifer Wilson. Upon speaking to Wilson, Officers obtained consent to search her vehicle at which time an open alcoholic beverage was located in the rear floorboard area along with a pack of open cigarettes that contained a hand rolled cigarette that contained a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Wilson was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where it was found that she had a prior conviction for Marijuana. Wilson was booked and incarcerated with no bond set at this time.
3. Harold Diggs, Jr., 32 years of age, Address- Gibson, La. was arrested on 04/25/2014 @ 01:50AM
Charges: Speeding 46 in a 35 MPH Zone, Possession of Marijuana Third Offense
4. Kevin Short, 28 Years of age, Address-Gibson, La. was arrested on 04/25/2014 @ 1:50Am
Charges: Possession of Marijuana, Hold for Terrebonne Parish.
Morgan City Police Officers were traveling east bound when they observed a vehicle traveling west bound at a speed of 46 MPH in a 35 MPH Zone. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. Officers spoke to the driver Harold Diggs, Jr. during the course of the investigation officers observed that the driver was very nervous. Officers patted down the driver and located a clear cellophane baggie containing a green vegetable matter believed to be marijuana stuffed in his right sock. Harold Diggs, Jr. was placed under arrest. Officers spoke to the passenger Kevin Short. During the course of the conversation Short admitted to officers that he had a baggie of marijuana stuffed in his shoe. Officers checked and retrieved a clear baggie of green vegetable matter that is believed to be marijuana. It was also found that Short was wanted by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office on several warrants. Short and Diggs were transported to the Morgan City Police Department and were booked and incarcerated.
5. Zacharieth Lopez, 24 years of age, Address- Patterson, La. was arrested on 04/25/2014 @ 3:55AM
Charge: Warrant- Simple Assault
Morgan City Police came into contact with Lopez at the intersection of Brashear Ave @ Federal Ave. A warrants check was done and it was found that Lopez was wanted by this department. Lopez was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.
According to the Warrant and Affidavit, Lopez made repeated threats to perform injury to a female on October 10th, 2010