St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 31 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Bobby Joe Aucoin, 34, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on January 10, 2023, at 7:12 pm for domestic abuse battery and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling-attempted. Bail was set at $6,000.
Devin James Dinger, 28, New Iberia, LA, was arrested on January 11, 2023, at 2:39 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, careless operation of a motor vehicle, and no seat belt. Dinger was released on a $2,500 bond.
Dakota Parker, 24, Patterson, LA, was arrested on January 10, 2023, at 1:45 pm on a warrant for the charges of speeding (over 25 mph) aggravated flight from officer, and no motorcycle endorsement.
On Friday, January 6, 2023, at approximately 3:00 pm, a deputy was monitoring traffic on Highway 90 eastbound when he observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed (over 90 mph in a 60 mph zone). The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on the motorcycle when the motorcycle accelerated. The motorcycle exited the highway in Morgan City and eventually continued traveling onto Highway 70 into Assumption Parish towards Pierre Part.
The deputy discontinued the pursuit out of caution and stopped for fuel before heading back to St. Mary Parish. A short time later, the deputy learned from an Assumption Parish deputy that the motorcycle had slid off the roadway and crashed.
The deputy proceeded to the scene and made contact with the driver, identified as Parker. Parker was transported to a medical facility for treatment and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.
On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, Parker turned himself in and was booked into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on the active warrant. Parker was subsequently released on a $26,250 bond.
All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.