Ascension Crime Briefs
Mother arrested for juvenile cruelty
During the late night hours of May 8, Gonzales detectives were summoned to St Elizabeth Hospital regarding a cruelty of a juvenile case. Investigators learned that prior to Detectives arrival a mother identified as Tyler Dashea Dauzat, age 21, of 42553 La. 42, Prairieville, arrived at St Elizabeth Hospital with her two-year-old biological child, who was exhibiting extreme erratic behavior.
Dauzat reported to medical personnel attending to the child she was unaware of what had caused the behavior. The attending emergency room physician discovered, after a blood screen was conducted on the child, there was a presence of a significant quantity of Methamphetamine. The medical personnel concluded the meth was ingested by the child. Dauzat was uncooperative with attending medical personnel and the Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS), as far as giving an explanation of how the child came in contact with the methamphetamine. The child was stabilized and transferred to Our Lady of the Lake pediatric unit.
Dauzat ultimately admitted to Gonzales investigators that she was in possession of a powder form of Crystal Meth in her purse. Her child, just prior to exhibiting the erratic behavior, had been left alone in a room at a local Gonzales hotel with the purse.
Tyler Dashea Dauzat has been arrested and charged by Gonzales Investigators with one count of negligent injuring, one count of cruelty to juveniles, one count of illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of Juvenile and one count of improper supervision of a minor. Dauzat has been booked into Ascension Parish Prison and is awaiting bond consideration. DCFS is involved regarding the current custody of both the two-year-old child and a 4-year-old biological child belonging to Dauzat. The case is still under investigation, and additional charges may be forthcoming.
APSO cracks down on litter through use of cameras
Four Ascension Parish men and a Zachary woman have been cited for littering over the past seven days in three separate incidents.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a trash dumping complaint at the intersection of Saint Elmo Road and Stanford Levy Road in Darrow on April 14 to April 29. After seeing the deplorable conditions, deputies installed video cameras to help aid them in catching the suspects.
Deputies reviewed the surveillance video and not only captured suspects dumping large items on the property but were able to identify the suspects in three separate cases.
On April 25, surveillance video captured 35-year-old Dominick Boudreaux, 35-year-old Charles Burl Jr., and 72-year-old Melvin Boudreaux dumping a large television on the property. All three men confessed to the crime and were issued a summons for littering. On April 28, deputies issued a summons to Percell Gomez, 35, for gross littering for dumping several large items on the property. On May 4, deputies issued a summons to Allison Beasley, 26, for littering.
As a result of this property becoming a dumping site, the sheriff’s office is stepping up its enforcement of litter and illegal dumping.
“This area is a total mess with trash dumping,” said Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley. “It is hoped that all of these violators are given the maximum fine."
Gonzales man arrested on animal cruelty charges
Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Gonzales man after deputies received a neglected dog complaint.
According to Lt. Col. Bobby Webre, the investigation began on April 27, when deputies were alerted about an intentional neglected dog at a residence located on North Robert Wilson Road.
Deputies attempted to make contact with the homeowner but was unsuccessful. Deputies located the dog tied to a post behind a wooden shed malnourished. The dog had visible sores on its nose, legs, and visible dried blood on the back of its ears. The dog was also found lying in his own feces and deputies could not locate any food, water, or adequate shelter.
Ascension Parish Animal Control officers arrived on scene and took custody of the malnourished dog.
As the investigation continued, deputies made contact with the residence owner, identified as 39-year-old John Green who advised deputies that the dog suffered from heartworms and was being treated by a local veterinary clinic. Deputies obtained information from the veterinary clinic and learned that the dog was last treated in October 2015. It was also learned that the dog was not vaccinated.
As a result of the investigation, John Green, of 38270 N. Robert Wilson Road, Gonzales, was arrested on Tuesday, May 3 and charged with cruelty to animals and animal rabies vaccination and tags. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where his bond was set at $1,000 by Judge LeBlanc.
During the week of May 2 to May 6, 2016, the following defendants pleaded guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James. Ascension Parish had no guilty pleas to report this week.
Craig Scott Jr., 121 Jacobs St. Napoleonville, age 34, pleaded guilty to unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and was sentenced to three years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.
Jordon Cheatham, 105 James St. Thibodaux, age 31, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance. Per the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc, sentencing was deferred pending a pre-sentence investigation.
The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle. The presiding judge was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc.
St. James Parish
Anthony Duhon, 119 N. Airline Highway, Gramercy, age 38, pleaded guilty to possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance and was sentenced to four years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on four years supervised probation.
Crondell Flowers, 1034 Paul Frederick St. Luling, age 40, pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced to five years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The imposed sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
Ricardo Cabrera, 608 E Airline Highway Gramercy, age 27, pleaded guilty to felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and was sentenced to ten years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on five years supervised probation.
The above cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Bruce Mohon and Steven Tureau. The presiding judges were the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner Jr. and the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert.