Deputies: Man faces over a dozen charges after crashing into bridge

Troy Carnley (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
Troy Carnley (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

AMELIA, LA (WAFB) - Deputies said a man who ran away from the scene after crashing his vehicle into a bridge remains behind bars on numerous charges and the search continues for his alleged passenger.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Troy Carnley, 33, of Patterson, was arrested Saturday afternoon. He was booked into the St. Mary Parish Detention Center on the following charges:

Hit and run driving

Criminal trespass

Resisting an officer (2 counts)

Battery of a police officer (2 counts)

Resisting a police officer with force or violence (4 counts)

Possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle

Simple criminal damage to property (over $500) (2 counts)

No driver's license

Careless operation of a motor vehicle with a crash

Threatening a public official (4 counts)

Officials said a deputy was called out to a reported hit and run crash at the Janice Marcel Bridge on LA 182 in Amelia. Dispatch gave the deputy a description of a man and woman who reportedly had ran away from the area after the crash.

According to reports, the deputy found a man matching the description given at a nearby RV park. SMPSO said the man was crouching behind the trailer and as the deputy got closer, the man crawled under it. The deputy eventually arrested the man, later identified as Carney, and took him back to the crash site.

Additional deputies responded to the crash and reported seeing an open container of liquor inside the vehicle. They also reported seeing damage to the bridge where it had been hit by a vehicle.

Deputies described Carnley as very unruly during the investigation. They reported he repeatedly yelled profanities, made verbal threats and tried to pull away from them. They said he also tried to kick out the window of a sheriff's unit. According to reports, Carnley refused medical treatment, yelled profanities at the medical personnel and spit on them.

He remains jailed with no bond. Deputies said another arrest is pending.

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