Crimes: Reported offenses in the Tri-parishes

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Raceland man charged with battery, home invasion

Lafourche deputies arrested a Raceland man Friday, charging him with multiple counts of battery and other crimes stemming from a June 15 home invasion at his ex-girlfriend’s home.

Randy Gilton, 49, of 614 St. Ann St., reportedly knocked at the back door of the woman’s St. Phillip Street residence. After she reportedly refused to speak to him, authorities said Gilton kicked in the door and proceeded to attack a man inside the home, hitting him several times.

Authorities said Gilton hit the woman, pulled off part of her clothing and sexually fondled her against her will.

In the mayhem, he reportedly broke a cell phone and punched a hole through a wall, causing more than $1,000 worth of damage including the door.

The woman was treated at a local hospital, authorities said.

Gilton was spotted on Friday, and was arrested without incident.

He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on warrants for sexual battery, domestic abuse battery, home invasion, felony simple criminal damage to property and simple battery. His bond is set at $187,000.

Houma man steals to buy drugs

Three Houma people were arrested Thursday after Thibodaux Police were alerted that one had stolen a television the night before.

Authorities charged Michael Ledet, 30, of 1118 Acadian Drive, with theft of goods and remaining after being forbidden. Also arrested were Terry Darcey, 30, of 1130 Acadia Drive, for two 17th Judicial District Court warrants for failure to appear, and Brandy Guidry, 30, of 134 Pitre St., for a City Court of Thibodaux warrant for contempt of court.

Police reportedly saw Ledet frantically exit a business shortly before 3 p.m. in the 400 block of North Canal Boulevard. Authorities said he hid in the back of the truck, while Darcey and Guidry waited inside the vehicle.

The business’s Asset Protection Personnel alerted police a TV and 10 cases of beer had been stolen. Authorities said they feared the thief intended to steal again.

Ledet admitted to police he stole the TV, telling authorities he sold it to a group of men in Terrebonne Parish to buy drugs.

Darcey was released on a 211 summons.

Women attack pregnant victim

Four women and a man were arrested last Wednesday afternoon after allegedly leading Thibodaux Police on a chase to avoid arrest for drug possession.

Authorities arrested Carl Jones, 27, of 908 Caroline Ave., Thibodaux, for disturbing the peace, resisting an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and on a warrant for violating his parole. He is being held at the Lafourche Detention Center in lieu of $40,100 bond.

Also arrested were Dashawna Deville, 24, of 238 Bon Jovi Blvd., Gray; Natasha Anderson, 30, of 1423 Orange Grove Square, Thibodaux; Laquita Duncan, 22, of 1203 Lasseigne Road, Thibodaux; and Shanice Jones, 24, of 1300 Ridgefield Road, Thibodaux. Deville, Anderson and Duncan were charged with simple battery, while Jones was charged with disturbing the peace.

Police said Anderson and Duncan reportedly attacked a woman, who is several weeks pregnant, in the 100 block of People Street.

When authorities arrived on the scene, a Pontiac Grand Am was seen fleeing. Jones, who was driving, led police on a chase that ended when a police cruiser rammed his vehicle in the 1200 block of Louise Street.

Jones attempted to run away, but was caught by police.

Deville, who was a passenger in the car and who allegedly hit the pregnant woman, surrendered to police.

Authorities reported finding .308 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle. Jones admitted the marijuana was his.

The victim was treated for abdominal pain at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

Man fleeing deputies crashes in Bayou Vista

An Amelia man wanted on warrants for kidnapping and battery led a St. Mary sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase before crashing his vehicle in Bayou Vista.

The Advocate reports 31-year-old Jovian Jerome Clark will be booked with a host of offenses related to the chase after his release from Teche Regional Medical Center.

Clark also faces one count of second-degree kidnapping stemming from an incident March 26 in which he allegedly held a female hostage in a vehicle while threatening her life.

The chain of events that led to Clark’s arrest on Wednesday started with an argument between Clark and another person, which was investigated by a deputy who spotted Clark’s vehicle and knew there were warrants for his arrest.

It was unclear whether Clark has an attorney.

3 juveniles linked to home burglary

Three more juveniles were arrested for their role in a series of burglaries last month at a home in the 200 block of East 11th Street, Thibodaux Police said.

Authorities said eight juveniles have been linked to the crime so far. One juvenile was arrested Thursday, and two others were arrested the following day.

Police said the juveniles burglarized the home several times between June 5 and June 10.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing, but most of the stolen items were recovered and returned to the owner.

The juveniles were booked, and were awaiting their 72-hour hearing at press time.