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TRAFFIC STOP – DRUG / GUN LAW VIOLATIONS AGGRAVATED FLIGHT

TRAFFIC STOP – DRUG / GUN LAW VIOLATIONS
AGGRAVATED FLIGHT – MICHAEL JEROME BATISTE

PLATTENVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Michael Jerome Batiste, 34, of 606 Claiborne Street, Donaldsonville, La., on a number of felony charges following a traffic incident near Plattenville, La. on Friday evening.

A uniformed patrol deputy observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on LA 70 East. The deputy made contact with the driver, now identified as Michael Jerome Batiste. The suspect drove off with the deputy in pursuit. At some point, the suspect vehicle crashed.

A short time later, Michael Jerome Batiste was arrested in a nearby cane field.

During the recovery, and subsequent search of the vehicle, a stolen firearm as well as quantities of MDMA. Heroin and marijuana were seized.

As a result of this incident, Michael Jerome Batiste was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:

*Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
*Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances
*Possession of a Stolen Firearm
*Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
*Possession with Intent to Distribute MDMA (Ecstasy)
*Possession of Marijuana – 2nd Offense
*Aggravated Flight from an Officer
*Speeding
*No Drivers License
*Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
*Disobeying Signs and Signals
*Resisting an Officer

Michael Jerome Batiste remains incarcerated with bond set at $76,400.

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For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.

MOST WANTED

Anyone with information on the suspects listed below is urged to call the Assumption
Parish Sheriff’s Office – Ph: 985.369.7281

EDWARD C. JACOBS, JR.

WANTED

FOR EMERGENCY CALL:
911 985-369-2912

Sheriff Leland J. Falcon

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Napoleonville, LA 70390
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