CRIME BLOTTER: Reported offenses in the Tri-parishes

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Victim gets hit after refusing sexual advancement

A 41-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly hit a bar patron with a stool.

Friday night at around 11:05 p.m., Thibodaux Police was called to a bar on the 700 block of St. Mary Street in reference to a man who was allegedly grabbing his genitalia while looking at another bar patron.

While on the scene, TPD learned that Edwin Briones, 41, of 114 Birch St., Thibodaux, was grabbing at his midsection toward another patron at the establishment. When the victim declined his advancements, authorities said Briones struck the patron with a stool.

Briones fled the scene, but was located shortly thereafter.

He is charged with aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon.

He was taken to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

MCPD has busy weekend

The Morgan City Police Department was on its toes this weekend, reporting a slew of arrests from the weekend:

• Blake S. Lambert, 18, of Franklin Street, Morgan City – charged with warrants for St. Mary Parish for resisting an officer by giving false information.

• Clarence Francois, 46, of Barrow Street, Morgan City – charged with a warrant for failure to appear on charged of driving while intoxicated and resisting by flight.

• Jazmine J. Jackson, 23, of Franklin – charged with driving under suspension and a warrant for expired license plate.

• Cobi Jamar Broussard, 33, of Houston, Texas – charged with operating a vehicle with suspended driver’s license and two headlamps required.

• Tyler Gene Brown, 26, of Railroad Avenue, Morgan City – charged with appearing in public while intoxicated and resisting an officer by giving false information.

• Rashad Najee Guidroz, 19 and Jamal Keith Guidroz, 24, both of Days Inn, Morgan City – both charged with possession of marijuana, illegal use of CDS in the presence of persons under the age of 17.

Child support case escalates to drug case

Terrebonne Parish narcotics agents expected to execute an arrest warrant Thursday for unpaid child support. Instead, what they discovered was a trove of narcotics, a weapon and cash.

Roosevelt Stewart, 66, of 205 Deadwood Road, Gibson, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana, possession of a firearm while in possession of illegal narcotics and illegal proceeds from drug transactions. His bond is set at $150,000; arraignment is Aug. 27.

Agents obtained a search warrant to search the residence after observing illegal drugs inside Stewart’s residence. They recovered $16,220 in cash, approximately $200 worth of marijuana and $1,200 of crack cocaine and a loaded .22-caliber rifle.

Live-in girlfriend allegedly stabs mate

A Houma woman was jailed last Wednesday night after allegedly stabbing her live-in boyfriend, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.

Lehna Lagwynne Montoya, 26, of 100 Nancy St., admitted to detectives she had allegedly stabbed her boyfriend with a knife during a domestic dispute. She was charged with aggravated battery.

The 33-year-old man told investigators he and Montoya were arguing when she locked him out of the home for several hours, authorities said. When he returned home, Montoya allegedly stabbed him in the right arm.

Authorities said the boyfriend was rushed to Terrebonne General Medical Center for treatment.

Montoya was also wanted on arrest warrants for failing to appear in court, reckless operation, hit and run, driving without insurance and driving while her license was suspended. Her bond was set at $50,550.

Montoya arraignment is Aug. 27.