AG's fugitive unit arrests Hankton

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Staff report

Agents with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and apprehended fugitive Jablonski Hankton, 29, of Gonzales on Sunday.

Hankton, who was currently on parole after serving seven years on burglary charges, has been at-large and wanted for alleged crimes committed in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes.

Hankton was wanted by the Ascension Sheriff’s Office for nine counts of simple burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of stolen property, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, forgery, and two counts of felony theft.

He was wanted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and felony theft.

Hankton is accused of breaking into vehicles and residences in Ascension and East Baton Rouge Parish. One of the vehicles was an unmarked New Orleans Police Department unit in which the officer’s gun, police identification, and credit card were stolen, but later recovered by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Hankton, along with other co-defendants, is also accused of using credit cards stolen in the burglaries at various locations. He  was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, with the Ascension and East Baton Rouge sherriff’s offices assisting in the arrest.

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit was created in May of 2008 by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for the purpose of assisting local law enforcement agencies across the state in locating and apprehending fugitives from justice.

Since its inception, 389 arrests have been made. Any local law enforcement agency that needs assistance locating and/or arresting a wanted individual can call the FAU Unit Commander John Bosco at 225-326-6100.