Criminal Activity June 28-July 2, 2017

Woman seems nervous when stopped by police

According to a Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputy, on June 28, 2017, the arrestee was stopped for improper lane use. During the course of the traffic stop I found arrestee to be overly nervous due to not making eye contact with the deputy. The deputy asked the arrestee to step out of the vehicle, which she complied. After a warrant check through OPSO radioroom the deputy was advised the arrestee had outstanding arrest warrants with the state of Texas. Another deputy arrived on scene where she asked and was granted permission by the arrestee to conduct a search of her person. The arrestee advised the deputy prior to searching that she was in possession of hydrocodones. The deputy continued the search were she located a box in the arrestee’s pants pocket. The box was found to contain two bags of suspected methamphetamine and approximately three suspected hydrocodone. The arrestee then stated she was in possession of more hydrocodone in her luggage in the vehicle. With the arrestee’s permission the deputy retrieved a bottle from her luggage containing approximately four suspected hydrocodones. The deputy advised the arrestee of her rights per Miranda, which she stated she understood and wished to waive. The arrestee was transported to OCC without incident.


Man gets DWI while operating a motorized vessel on the river

On July 1, 2017, according to a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officer, a officer observed Busby operating a motorized vessel on the Ouachita River, a known waterway within the state of Louisiana. The officer witnessed Busby’s vessel approaching the boundary of the Fourth of July fireworks display. Busby was operating with two passengers outside the railing of the boat which is considered Careless Operation. Upon contact Busby displayed obvious signs of impairment including an odor of alcoholic beverage, stuttering speech, and unsure balance. He was unable to recite the alphabet as instructed. Standard Field Sobriety Tests indicated a high probability of impairment. He tested .100g% BAC on the intoxilyzer 5000 68.011517. He was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center for first offense DWI.
Two men arrested on drug charges
On July 2, 2017, according to a West Monroe Police officer, a officer observed a black 2002 Chevrolet S10 driving in the back of a closed business. The officer made contact with the individuals in the vehicle later identified as Thomas Davis and Dustin Smith. Smith gave consent to search the vehicle and the officer located a gray zipper bag in the dash. The bag contained approximately 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine in 14 different zippered bags, 13 empty zippered bags, and a glass smoking pipe with white residue. The officer advised Smith and Davis of their Miranda Rights, which they stated they understood. Neither subject took ownership of the items located. The items were within reach of both suspects. Davis and Smith were arrested and later transported to OCC where they were later booked for Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Man is caught driving while impaired

According to a Louisiana State Police officer, on July 1, 2017, a officer observed a black Chevrolet Silverado cross LA 139 quickly on Melvyn Street without stopping for the posted stop sign and causing a southbound vehicle on LA 139 to yield to it. The officer observed the Chevrolet on Melvyn not stop for the stop sign turning left on the next street, going off the road in a wide sweeping turn then turn right onto Beasley Street onto the left side of the road. The Chevrolet drove left of the center of the roadway on Beasley Street. The driver was not wearing a seat belt as he was leaning forward close to the windshield. The officer stopped the vehicle and the driver stumbled out. He fumbled with his license and had gait ataxia. He was identified as Rory Thomas Donald.     Donald had very slurred speech, bloodshot droopy eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic type beverage on his person. Donald submitted to standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) and showed to be extremely impaired. Donald was too impaired to operate a motor vehicle safely. He had a large Styrofoam cup with alcoholic beverage in it. Donald was arrested and refused the intoxylizer 9000 at OCC. He was booked and released to the booking officer.


Drug tip leads to arrest

On June 29, 2017, according to a West Monroe Police officer, the West Monroe Street Crimes Unit went to a residence in Monroe, Louisiana in reference to a drug tip. A officer received information that the arrestee resided at the residence and was using/selling methamphetamine, a officer knocked at the door and was greeted by Joseph Ellis. Ellis answered the door and allowed officers inside. The officer contacted another resident and she granted the officer permission to enter as well. While approaching a officer observed a plastic zip lock type bag containing suspected methamphetamine on a black backpack in the middle of the floor. This backpack was found to belong to Ellis. Ellis was advised of his Miranda Rights and was placed under arrest.


Man drives while impaired and runs off of road

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, according to a West Monroe Police officer, a officer was dispatched to a residence in reference to a vehicle that ran off the roadway into a ditch. Upon arrival the officer made contact with the driver, Justin Ferrington. The officer observed Ferrington to have an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person. The officer observed Ferrington to have red eyes with enlarged pupils and slurred speech. The officer advised Ferrington of his Miranda rights in which he stated he understood. Ferrington admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages prior to running off of the roadway. The officer located a pistol in Ferrington’s right pants pocket that was concealed. Ferrrington stated he did not have a concealed carry permit. Ferrrington performed poorly on the standardized field sobriety test. The officer asked for consent to search Ferrington’s vehicle which was granted. The officer located an open bottle of vodka in the middle console. Ferrington was placed under arrest and transported to the West Monroe Correctional Center for processing. Ferrington submitted a sample of .98g% BAC on the Intoxylizer 9000.


Woman on meth disturbs the peace

On June 30, 2017, according to a Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputy, a deputy responded to a disturbance call at a residence in reference to a W/F trespassing on the complainant’s property. Upon arrival, contact was made with the complainant, who advised the listed arrestee, Courtney Hay, started banging on the door, and screaming that someone was trying to kill her. The complainant told the arrestee several times to get off his property, at which time she started walking down the road screaming and hollering. Prior to this incident, a deputy was called to a 911 at a residence, by the arrestee, due to she believed someone was trying to kill her and she found blood on the front door. After evaluating the situation, the blood was orange paint, and Hay confessed to using “Meth”. The deputy instructed Hay to stay inside her residence or she would be arrested. The deputy located Hay several houses down, hiding underneath a car port. Hay was taken into custody and advised of her Miranda Rights. Hay admitted to going onto the complainant’s property, only to advise that someone was trying to kill her. Hay was placed under arrest and transported to OCC w/o incident.


Man gives police a plate of marijuana

On Sunday, July 2, 2017, according to a West Monroe Police officer, a officer went to a residence to serve an active warrant. Upon arrival the officer made contact with Otis Hodge who stated he currently resides at the residence. The officer smelled an odor of suspected marijuana coming from inside the residence. The officer advised Hodge of his Miranda rights in which he stated he understood. Hodge then led the officer to his bedroom and handed the officer a plate full of suspected marijuana. Hodge stated the suspected marijuana belonged to him. The officer then observed a plastic container filled with suspected methamphetamine in plain view beside Hodges’s bed. The officer observed multiple smoking pipes, push rod, marijuana grinder, and other paraphernalia. The officer located a small plastic bag filled with suspected methamphetamine in Hodge’s room. Hodge was placed under arrest and transported to West Monroe Correctional Center for processing. Hodge was transported to the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center for booking.


Man breaks into a trailer

On June 28, 2017, according to a Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputy, a deputy made contact with the victim who stated he believed the arrestee, Drake King, broke the pad lock off his trailer and walked inside without permission on June 26, 2017. He said Drake did not take anything from inside. The deputy spoke to a witness who stated, he observed Drake break the pad lock off the victim’s trailer and walk inside on June 26, 2017. He said he confronted Drake about entering the trailer and Drake told him “nothing”. The deputy made contact with Drake at his residence and advised him of his rights, per Miranda, and secured his testimony. Drake stated he did not go inside the trailer, but did hold the door open so it would not close. He said he did not know he was not supposed to be there. The deputy placed Drake under arrest and transported him to OCC and booked him.