Operation No Show

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bobby Webre 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:

Johnnie Johnson, 35, of 37345 Anderson Road, Geismar, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for illegal carrying of weapons, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mark Danburg, 50, of 14419 Highway 431, St. Amant, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for conspiracy to distribute CDS II, and possession of CDS IV.

Jason Creed, 35, of 46018 Gold Place Road, St. Amant, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for impeding the flow of traffic, possession of CDS I, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cedric Lomas, 37, of 12360 Deck Boulevard, Geismar, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for two counts battery on a police officer, disturbing the peace, and resisting an officer.

Shelby Mitchell, 24, of 13190 Depen Street, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for theft.

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, Chief Deputy Webre 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).

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