Operation No Show efforts continue

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
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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:

Micah Millien, 23, of 8377 St. Amant Street, Sorrento, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS II, illegal use of weapon, and resisting an officer.

Elizabeth Butcher, 36, of 18461 Gilbert Street, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for three counts of possession of CDS II, two counts possession of CDS IV, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Robert Brown III, 22, of 18047 Ira Babin Drive, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for obtaining CDS by fraud.

Jessica Dupuy, 39, of 17059 Hwy. 44, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for aggravated battery.

James Kent Jr., 43, of 35370 River Oaks Road, Geismar, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for illegal carrying of a weapon/possession of CDS, firearm possession by felon, possession of CDS II, first offense DWI, careless operation, driving under suspension, and no evidence of insurance.

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

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).