St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 35 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Janell Davis, 41, Franklin, LA was arrested on November 5, 2020, at 10:51 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft. Davis was released on a summons to appear on February 23, 2021.
Tyron Lamar Charles, 20, Baldwin, LA was arrested on November 5, 2020, at 11:24 am on the following charges:
- Obstruction to driver’s view
- Condition of windshield
- Resisting an officer by flight
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Criminal trespass
Charles was released on a $6,500 bond.
Jorge Roberto Discua, 33, Amelia, LA was arrested on November 5, 2020, at 1:30 pm on the following charges:
- Desecration of graves
- Criminal damage to property-simple
- Human remains protection acts
On Thursday morning, November 5, 2020, a deputy patrolling Amelia was conducting a check of the cemetery when he observed a suspect who appeared to be tampering with a grave. The deputy detained the suspect, later identified as Discua. Through the investigation, Discua was linked to a previous incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, September 14, 2020, in which a suspect entered the Amelia Cemetery (St. Andrews Catholic Church cemetery) and vandalized/desecrated graves.
Discua was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail has been set at $54,500.