Ascension Parish Sheriff's office continures 'OPERATION NO SHOW'

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Spencer Paul Morgan

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:

Spencer Paul Morgan, 21, of 12414 Calcote Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for obtaining CDS by fraud.

Jason Michael Tucker, 35, of 11056 Airline Highway, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for forgery.

Wallace Baker Jr., 44, of 163 Evangeline Drive, Donaldsonville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for domestic abuse battery and strangulation.

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).