Crime Blotter: Reported offenses in the Tri-parishes

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Meth dealer, associates arrested in Thibodaux

Lafourche authorities arrested a woman Friday believed to be an upper-level methamphetamine dealer in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Bayou Region.

Mairsa Rossi, 32, of 12500 La. Highway 44, Gonzales, was arrested shortly after arriving to make a drug sale in a parking lot on Canal Boulevard in Thibodaux, according to Lafourche sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Brennan Matherne.

The two men accompanying her – Trinity Bihm, 37, of 9412 Windward Road, Baton Rouge, and Jeremy Jackson, 35, of 12493 Jim Babin Road, St. Amant – were also arrested.

Matherne said drug task force agents received a tip that the drug deal was going to happen. Lafourche deputies, Thibodaux Police, K-9 officers and patrol deputies were at the location when Rossi arrived.

Agents found more than 30 grams of methamphetamine in her possession, valued on the street at more than $4,500, the spokesman said.

Authorities found drug paraphernalia in Bihm and Rossi’s possession. Rossi also had a small quantity of hydrocodone, according to agents.

Rossi was booked with distribution of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond is set at $55,500.

Bihm and Jackson were charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Bihm was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bihm’s bond is $20,500, while Jackson is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond.

2 hospitalized after stabbing at bar

Thibodaux Police charged Terell Thomas, 30, of 1251 St. Charles St., Thibodaux, with two counts of aggravated second-degree battery after he stabbed two people at a bar, authorities said.

A fight broke out Thursday around 10 p.m. in a bar parking lot in the 900 block of St. Charles Street. Police said during the fight, Thomas stabbed two people who told authorities they were trying to stop the fight.

Both stab victims were treated at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Police said both are in stable condition.

Thomas turned himself in to law enforcement authorities after officers contacted him about the incident.

He is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

The incident is under investigation.

Car jack beating costs Raceland man 50 years

Donald Loston, 55, of Raceland, will serve 50 years for beating a 78-year-old man with a tire tool and then robbing him last November.

District Judge F. Hugh Larose issued the sentence last Wednesday. Prior to ordering Loston to serve hard labor, without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, Larose denied motions for a post-judgment verdict of acquittal or a new trial.

Loston was on parole for a prior armed robbery when he approached the elderly man, who was unloading groceries from his car at the time. Loston also had a prior conviction for distributing cocaine.

Court testimony revealed Loston told the man he had car trouble and asked to borrow a jack. He also asked for a glass of water. When the man returned with the jack and water, Loston hit him in the head with the tire tool. He proceeded to pilfer the man’s wallet from his front pocket.

Neighbors gave aid to the man, who was profusely bleeding from the head wound, prosecutors said.

DNA and fingerprints lifted from the glass, as well as testimony from the victim and several law enforcement personnel linked Loston to the crime.

“Donald Loston is a predator who caused serious harm to a senior citizen,” Lisa Pinho, the Lafourche Parish assistant district attorney for elderly services, said in a release.

Loston had been facing 10 to 99 years as a result of his conviction for armed robbery.

District Attorney Camille Morvant II said, “Considering Mr. Loston’s age, we’re satisfied that 50 years in prison is sufficient to protect the public from this violent man.”

Houma man charged in car burglary

Had the stolen GPS navigation system Darren Marc LeBouef squirreled away in his clothes been working, the Houma man may have found a different route to elude Houma Police.

Authorities, acting on a caller’s tip, saturated Levee Drive in the Summerfield area last week searching for a man spotted tugging on car door handles up and down the street. LeBouef, 34, of 1010 High St., fit the description. Officers also recovered a stolen TV monitor from his attire. Both items were reportedly stolen from a vehicle.

Locked out of several vehicles, LeBouef is now locked up at the Terrebonne Parish jail.

Houma Police issued a friendly reminder to the public: Lock your car doors at all times.

St. Mary sex offender arrested after move

Franklin neighbors didn’t know Quinton D. Robinson was a sex offender … until now.

St. Mary Parish deputies arrested Robinson, 27, of 501.5 Ninth St., Lot No. 10, last week for failing to register and notify as a sex offender.

Authorities said Robinson was convicted in 2006 for carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

During a routine sex offender compliance check, however, a detective discovered Robinson had moved. He didn’t tell law enforcement – a requirement of his sentence.

Robinson surrendered to authorities when he learned a warrant had been issued for his arrest. He was booked at the parish jail and released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Suspected jail drug trade derailed

Dennis Delasbour, 41, of 1905 Pine St., Franklin, has joined his alleged partner in crime in St. Mary Parish’s jail, according to authorities.

Delasbour is visible in courtroom video footage carrying a marijuana and tobacco-filled package, which he reportedly dropped for inmate Ivory Fine, narcotics detectives discovered. The drug drop took place July 3.

Fine was arrested after detectives found the packaged contraband. Detectives scoured surveillance recordings to uncover Delasbour’s identity.

Delasbour was arrested at the Franklin sheriff’s office.

Raceland man wanted for attempted murder surrenders

A Raceland fugitive wanted for an attempted murder and aggravated assault surrendered last Wednesday to Lafourche authorities.

Jacques Thomas, 30, of 556 St. Louis St., was initially wanted in connection to a Jan. 12 incident during which he allegedly shot John Ashe II of Virginia, sheriff’s office spokesman Deputy Brennan Matherne said. Ashe allegedly grabbed a knife and threatened Thomas, who fled the residence. Thomas returned later, armed with a gun, as a passenger in a vehicle driven by Shentrelle Gray, the spokesman said.

When Thomas spotted Ashe, he fired two shots at him. Both missed Ashe, but one bullet hit a bystander in the elbow, Matherne said.

The bystander suffered moderate injuries, which were treated at a local hospital.

Ashe was issued a criminal summons for aggravated assault, simple battery and simple criminal damage to property stemming from the incident. Gray was charged with accessory after the fact to attempted second-degree murder. She is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.

Thomas had another run-in with the law April 30 after he allegedly pointed a gun at another man.

Matherne said Alton Brown, 29, of Raceland, arrived at the man’s home and began punching him in the head. The two fought, after which Brown returned to his home at 255 Ayo St. When the man went to Brown’s residence a short time later, Brown, Thomas and a third unidentified man were standing outside. All three reportedly pointed a gun at the man, who ran away.

Brown was arrested two weeks later on warrants for aggravated assault with a firearm and simple battery. He was released on bond in June.

Thomas was booked on warrants for attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and probation violation. His bond is set at $160,000. He is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.

5-year-old left for video poker

Trisha Danessa Grogan was betting no one cared that she’d left her 5-year-old in her car while she played video poker at a Morgan City lounge.

She was wrong.

Morgan City Police arrested the 42-year-old after someone called after 10 p.m. last week reporting the sweating child was sitting alone in the vehicle. Officers said the car was not running, but the windows were down. Meanwhile, Grogan spent an hour inside the lounge playing video poker.

Grogan, who resides at La. Highway 182 in Morgan City, was charged with child desertion.