Criminal Activity May 24 – May 30, 2017

Drug Smugglers

According to a Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputy, on May 27, 2017, Gregory Perkins and Tasheaira Chaney entered Richwood Correctional Center to visit Keondric Chaney. After entering the visitation center, Gregory and Tasheaira sat down and waited for Keondric to be brought into the room. While Gregory, Tasheaira, and Keondric were talking at the table, a Richwood Correctional Center staff member, observed Gregory and Keondric exchanging their shoes to each other.

A staff member went and secured Keondric and searched his shoes. Upon searching Keondric’s shoes, a staff member found eight Xanax, one hydrocodone, 16 ecstasy, a small bag of a white substance which is suspected to be cocaine and two clear bags of synthetic marijuana in the soles of both of the shoes. Gregory was advised of his Miranda Rights and transported to Ouachita Correctional Center, where he was booked on the charges.

Woman steals food and jewelry from victim house

According to a Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputy, on May 24, 2017, the victim arrived home at her residence, to find the arrestee inside going through her medicine cabinet. The arrestee also removed numerous pieces of costume jewelry along with numerous food items, that were outside the residence to be taken once she left the residence.

In a post Miranda interview the arrestee admitted to taking the items from the residence, but claimed she had permission to do so.

Woman scratches victim

According to a Monroe Police officer, on May 24, 2017, Mary Caroline Boyd Schmitt was advised of her Miranda rights and arrested for domestic abuse battery and possession of schedule IV CDS. The victim stated that M. Schmitt attacked and scratched him after he accused her of having an affair.

According to the officer, M. Schmitt admitted to scratching the victim after he accused her of having an affair. The officer observed several scratches on the victim’s right arm. The officer placed M. Schmitt in handcuffs and transported her to Ouachita Correctional Center. It was discovered that M. Schmitt had one xanax bar inside a small pocket on her purse. Arrests were made on both charges.

Woman concealed drugs in her makeup pouch

According to a Sterlington Police officer, on May 28, 2017, an officer observed a black Mitsubishi Lancer traveling west on LA 2 with modified exhaust. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Alexandra Davis, she admitted the cup in the cup holder contained a daiquiri as well as a marijuana cigarette was inside of the vehicle.

The officer located a marijuana cigarette in the center glove box and a bag of marijuana inside of a backpack. Inside of a makeup pouch, was a half of a Suboxone. After being advised of her Miranda rights, Davis advised she had used the other half of the Suboxone approximately a week ago.

Man uses a fake $20 to buy some candy

On May 28, 2017 a West Monroe Police officer responded to 2809 Cypress Street in reference to a forgery/fraud complaint. While en route, the dispatch advised suspect left the scene after attempting to make a purchase with a fake $20 bill. The officer made contact with the complainant who stated the suspect attempted to buy candy with the $20 bill.

The complainant stated he observed the bill and it did not have a watermark and security line embedded in the paper. The complainant stated the bill had missing details found on a normal bill. The officer located the suspect, James Walker, on Lee Street at Herman Street. The officer advised Walker of his Miranda Rights, which he stated he understood.

Walker advised the officer a white male in a white car asked him for change for a $20. Walker advised he told the male he would get change inside the store. Walker stated when the cashier refused to give the bill back to him; he grabbed the bill from the cashier’s hand and exited the store. Walker stated he exited the store and gave the bill back to the white male.

Woman attacks child’s father in fit of rage

Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputy responded to a disturbance on May 26, 2017. Upon the deputy’s arrival it was learned that the arrestee was at the residence when a verbal altercation began. During the altercation the arrestee became aggressive and started trying to attack her child’s father. He was able to retreat into a bedroom. While she was attempting to get inside the bedroom she struck the door which caused a hole.

When the victim and a witness began trying to remove the arrestee, she bit the victim, which caused her arm to swell slightly. They were eventually able to remove her from the residence and lock the door. The arrestee began striking the window in the living room from the outside, which caused it to shatter. The arrestee was located outside the apartment with several lacerations on her hands. Post Miranda she admitted to breaking the windows.

Officers finds steak knife during arrest

On May 25, 2017 Monroe Police officers were dispatched to a disturbance at 1204 S. 4th Street. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with Eddie Looney behind the residence. A check with Ouachita Parish Sheriff Office showed Looney to have a warrant for his arrest through 4th District Court. When informed of the warrant, Looney immediately tensed up and had to be taken to the ground by the officers.

According to an officer, while on the ground, Looney would not comply with the officer’s loud, verbal request to “stop resisting” and put his hands behind his back. Looney was found to be in possession of a large steak knife concealed in his back pocket during the struggle with Monroe Police officers. After a brief struggle, Looney was put in handcuffs and placed in the back seat of the officer’s unit.

According to the officer, Looney continued to yell that he did not want to go to jail. Looney then tried to climb out of the back of the officer’s unit and he had to be restrained by an officer to keep him inside the unit until the other officer could place Looney’s feet in a rip hobble. After that Looney was taken to Ouachita Correctional Center without incident.

Woman steals her boyfriend’s mom car

According to a Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputy, on May 28, 2017 the victim advised arrestee removed the vehicle from her residence without her permission. The victim stated the arrestee is her son’s girlfriend, but has no driver’s license, therefore she has told her before she is not allowed to use the vehicle.

The arrestee took the vehicle and drove to Bastrop; she later returned it back to the victim. The deputy was able to locate the arrestee at her residence, and in a post Miranda interview she admitted to taking the vehicle to take a drive after her and her boyfriend argued. The arrestee stated the victim gave her permission to take the vehicle. She was placed under arrest without incident.

Woman attempts to cash a photocopy of a check

On May 30, 2017 Peppernina Thompson was arrested when bank employees called the police after Thompson was attempting to cash a $3,200.00 photocopy of a check.
The copy was a check that had previously been stamped “Altered” by the bank, and was reported as a stolen check to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff Office. The copy of the check had been mailed back to Thompson by the bank.

According to the officer, Thompson said post Miranda that her brother in Atlanta said that he would send her money for damage to her truck, and she called the bank and was told that the check was legitimate and could be cashed. Thompson said that her brother did work for the account-holder, and had the account-holder make a check out to Thompson.

Man would not leave the victim’s residence

On May 25, 2017 a Monroe Police officer was dispatched to 32 D. Lock Dr. in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon the officer’s arrival he made contact with Shaquille Jones who stated that his girlfriend called the police on him for nothing. During the officer’s investigation it was revealed by Monroe Police Department dispatch that an officer was dispatched to the residence on May 24, 2017.

In the officer’s report the victim stated that Jones struck her several times on her arms and legs and that Jones would not allow her to leave the residence all day. Jones was read his rights per Miranda which he stated that he understood. Jones was put in handcuffs and transported to Ouachita Correctional Center and booked.