Acadiana crime blotter for July 25, 2014

Baldwin officer booked in molestation case

A Baldwin police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly fathering a child with a 14-year-old who was living with the officer and his wife, State Police said.

Joseph Brent, 39, was booked into the St. Mary Parish jail on counts of molestation of a juvenile, malfeasance in office, sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, Master Trooper Brooks David said.

Brent had been suspected of selling illegal drugs, and officials with the Baldwin Police Department asked State Police detectives to look into the matter, David said in a news release.

Detectives were unable to find any proof Baldwin had sold drugs, but discovered Brent had gotten the teenage girl pregnant, David said.

After the girl gave birth earlier this month, DNA samples from the baby and Brent were sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The lab on Thursday morning confirmed the baby was Brent’s, David said.

Arrests posted July 24, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

SHANCE ALEXANDER: 20, of the 100 block of Lucy Street, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft.

JOSHUA ALFRED: 17, of the 1500 block of Louisiana Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.

NICHOLAS BABIN: 19, of the 200 block of Norman Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.

KANEESHA BARNABY: 24, of the 1500 block of Louisiana Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on disturbing the peace.

LINDA MATRELL BATISTE: 28, of the 100 block of Baline Lane, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

BOBBY JAMES BOURQUE JR.: 34, of the 100 block of Grand Marais Street, Church Point. He was booked on two counts of municipal purposes.

ROBERT HENRY BRASHER: 24, of the 400 block of Alonda Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

NICHOLAS BROUSSARD: 34, of the 2500 block of South Fieldspan Road, Duson. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

BEERIEN CHADWICK BROWN: 36, of the 100 block of Fairway Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass; motor vehicle inspection sticker; municipal purposes; and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

RAKIM JAMAL CELESTINE: 25, of the 100 block of Parkside Street, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

LEKEISHA JOVAN CHAVIS: 34, of the 100 block of Fleur Des Coteau, Opelousas. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

ASHLEY NICOLE COLBERT: 28, of the 200 block of West End Street, Lafayette. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).

NATHAN DEAN: 30, of the 100 block of Irma Street, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

THOMAS DEMOUCHET: 18, of the 300 block of East Evergreen Street, Lafayette. He was booked on second-degree battery.

CHASE LAWRENCE DOMINGUE: 28, of the 100 block of La Rue Phiems, Duson. He was booked on simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

ASHLEY C. DOYLE: 42, of the 100 block of Linda Lee Street, Lafayette. She was booked on felony theft.

GEORGE GOBERT: 51, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.

ALEXUS GUIDRY: 19, of the 200 block of Dear Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.

MARVIN LEE HANDY: 42, of the 500 block of South Buchanan Street, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace by intoxication.

DANIEL N. HARGETT III: 29, of the 400 block of Camino Real Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor hit-and-run driving; misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle; simple criminal damage to property; and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

JAMISON MCKINELY HELAIRE: 28, of the 400 block of Marigny Circle, Duson. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

PATRICK HENDERSON: 17, of the 100 block of Steinburn, Lafayette. He was booked on felony illegal possession of stolen things; flight from an officer; aggravated flight from an officer; misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle; and resisting an officer.

JABORI JOHNSON: 17, of the 300 block of Terry Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on five counts of simple burglary.

ISRAEL JONES: 32, of the 100 block of John Wayne Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass; disturbing the peace; and simple criminal damage to property.

SAMMY KING: 24, of the 100 block of Eric Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana; misrepresentation during booking; resisting an officer; and warrant/bench warrant.

EBONY MANUEL: 22, of the 1200 block of South Magnolia Street, Lafayette. She was booked on disturbing the peace.

BRANNON JOSEPH MARTIE: 40, of the 200 block of Wilcox Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

HAROLD J. MILLER JR.: 37, of the 700 block of Tasso Loop, Eunice. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

DUSTIN ROBERT MOREAU: 31, of the 2900 block of Berchville Road, Eunice. He was booked on hold for St. Landry Parish.

KENNETH JAMES MOUTON: 46, of the 300 block of Justin Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

ROBERT BRIAN ORSON: 43, of the 3200 block of East Old Spanish Trail, New Iberia. He was booked on fugitive and two counts of hold for St. Landry Parish.

WILL PAGE JR.: 33, of the 100 block of Montgomery Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

DANIEL PERRY PIERRE: 60, of the 2400 block of East Simcoe Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.

JULIUS QUILLEN: 53, of the 1300 block of West Bines Street, Opelousas. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and tail light violation.

JONATHAN HENRY ROGERS: 43, of the 1000 block of La. 93 North, Scott. He was booked on five counts of warrant/bench warrant.

ENO TRAHAN: 59, of the 5400 block of Lormand Road, Maurice. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle; and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

DEXTER DWAYNE VALLIER: 33, of the 300 block of D Maryview Farm Road, Lafayette. He was booked on second-degree battery and warrant/bench warrant.

JEROME WILKINS: 20, of the 100 block of A Street, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle.

CHRISTOPHER DARRELL WILLIAMS: 44, of the 100 block of Duke Street, Broussard. He was booked on unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

ROBIN CAROL WILLIS: 41, of the 100 block of 29th Alley, Meridian, Mississippi. She was booked on disturbing the peace and entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.

VANESSA WOODS: 22, of the 100 block of Collins, Carencro. She was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.