Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Major Kevin Hanna reports the Sheriff’s Office is continuing its efforts in the parish to arrest individuals that are failing to appear in court after being arrested on felony and misdemeanor criminal charges. The ongoing initiative is “OPERATION NO SHOW.”

Persons who are arrested on criminal charges are entitled to a bond. Upon bonding from jail the individual is given notice to be in court on a specific date. The following individuals ignored their court date which subsequently led to a bench warrant being issued by the court for failure to appear:

Toby Ray, 42, of 301 E. McArthur Street, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for theft of goods over $1,500.

John Peppers Jr., 27, of 423 S. Sammy Ave., Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for speeding, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gregory Cox, 25, of 37436 W. Hillside Drive, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession with intent to distribute CDS I.

Conner Pitre, 27, of 39054 Babin Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for burglary.

Matthew Lynch, 30, of 39306 Country Drive, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS I, burglary on an inhabited dwelling

In an effort to reduce these felony bench warrant numbers, the Sheriff’s Office is airing a photograph and name of a person that has failed to appear in court, Major Hanna said.