Operation No Show

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

 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:

Joseph Babin, 31, of 13091 She Lee Place, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for second-degree cruelty to juveniles.

Nicholas Massey, 36, of 41138 Second Colonial, Prairieville, is wanted on felony bench warrant for possession of CDS IV, possession of CDS II, firearm by convicted felon, illegal carrying of weapons, possession of drug paraphernalia and fail to yield.

Jessie Cowart, 25, of 2228 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for theft.

Tommy Mitchell, 42, of 42055 Shadow Creek Ave., Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for domestic violence aggravated assault.

Travis Braud, 55, of 40213 Patty Jo Road, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS II.

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.

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).