Sheriff offers reward for Geismar shooting suspect's arrest

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced that he is offering $2,500 reward for the information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Javante Haynes who is wanted for attempted second-degree murder.

This individual is responsible for the shooting of Kermit Jackson that occurred on Monday, Jan. 9 on Carrie Lane in Geismar. Jackson is still listed in critical condition.

Shortly before 10 a.m. Monday morning, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Carrie Lane in Geismar in reference to shots being fired. Upon deputies’ arrival, they observed Kermit Jackson in the middle of road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Javante Haynes is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 235-344-STOP (7868). Crime Stoppers in offering a separate and independent reward leading to the arrest of Javante Haynes.