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St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff's Office responded to 39 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Darvin Jose Diaz-Flores, 26, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on August 12, 2022, at 1:45 am for second-degree aggravated battery.
On August 5, 2022, a K9 deputy was dispatched to a medical facility in reference to a juvenile with head injuries from a battery that occurred in the Amelia area. The deputy began an investigation into the incident that subsequently was turned over to the Investigations Division.
Through the investigation, evidence was obtained and Diaz-Flores was developed as the suspect in the incident. Detectives of the SMPSO, assisted by detectives of the Morgan City Police Department, located and detained Diaz-Flores Thursday night. An arrest warrant was obtained and he was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking.
Bail has not been set at this time.
The Investigations Division would like to thank the Morgan City Police Department for their assistance in this case.
All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.