Shortly after noon on Friday, June 22, a female citizen in the Raceland area flagged down a deputy on patrol. The woman stated Maurice Ingram (B/M, D.O.B. 04/26/92), of 627 St. Louis Street in Raceland, had just hit her and driven away. The deputy began looking for Ingram in the neighborhood and eventually spotted him jumping over a fence. The deputy tracked Ingram to an abandoned house on St. Phillip Street. A second deputy arrived to assist, and both deputies began searching the abandoned house. While searching the house, the deputies located Ingram and he was taken into custody. Through further investigation, deputies learned Ingram was at the womans residence when they began arguing, and the woman repeatedly asked him to leave her residence. After asking Ingram to leave several times, the woman began attempting to push Ingram out of her residence. Ingram then allegedly began to hit her in the chest and arms and spat on her before finally leaving the residence just before the deputy arrived. The womans juvenile son was at the residence during the incident. Ingram was charged with Domestic Abuse Battery with Child Endangerment and Flight from an Officer. Ingram had seven active warrants for his arrest including warrants for Domestic Abuse Battery by Strangulation, Simple Battery, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, Violation of Probation, and three counts of Contempt of Court. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center and booked accordingly. He is currently being held without bond due to the probation violation.
Shortly after 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, deputies patrolling the Cut Off area observed a truck swerving on LA Highway 3235 headed southbound. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the truck, made contact with the driver, and identified her as Gidget Vasquez (I/F, D.O.B. 01/01/72) of 126 E. 178th Street in Golden Meadow. Vasquez stumbled out of her vehicle and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. Vasquez was unable to maintain her balance as deputies began to speak with her. She admitted she had been drinking and that she did not have a license because it had been suspended from a prior DWI arrest. Deputies then initiated a Standardized Field Sobriety Test on which Vasquez performed poorly. Deputies then placed her under arrest and transported her to the South Lafourche Sub-station where she submitted to a breathalyzer test, and the results showed Vasquez had a blood alcohol content of .267g%. Deputies discovered that Vasquez had two prior offenses for DWI and that the truck had a canceled license plate for no insurance. Vasquez was booked with DWI (3rd Offense), Compulsory Insurance Violation, and Improper Lane Usage. She is being held on $25,300 bond as set by as set by Judge John Leblanc.