St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 72-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 78 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Jose Brayan Perez-Duarte, 34, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on October 21, 2022, at 11:29 am for pornography involving juveniles (55 counts).
The Louisiana Bureau of Investigations provided information to a detective with the Morgan City Police Department regarding a local man, identified as Perez-Duarte, who had possession of multiple images and videos depicting pornography involving juveniles.
The detective began an investigation and contacted the SMPSO Investigations Division. Contact was made with Perez-Duarte and he was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail has been set at $445,000.
The SMPSO Investigation Division would like to express their thanks to the MCPD detective for his exemplary work on this case.
Olivia Rene Prado, 28, Patterson, LA, was arrested on October 21, 2022, at 12:56 pm for failing to comply with deer tagging or harvest record and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail has not been set at this time.
Markeisha Kionne Charles, 34, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on October 21, 2022, at 11:15 pm for improper lane usage and driving while intoxicated. Charles was released on a $2,750 bond.
Shaquan Murphy, 28, Brusly, LA, was arrested on October 23, 2022, at 7:32 pm on the following charges:
- Maximum speed limit
- Possession of schedule I (marijuana)
- Possession of schedule I (THC edibles)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
Bail has not been set at this time.
All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.