'Operation No Show' continues

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Major Kevin Hanna reported 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 in court:

David Lee Scott, 56, of 18347 H.H. Wilson Road, Prairieville is wanted on a felony bench warrant (two counts of entry of inhabited dwelling).

Castillo Castellanos, 30, of 42180 Colonial Oaks East, Gonzales is wanted on a felony bench warrant (sexual battery).

Jesse Blakeman, 20, of 12533 Laurel Ridge, St. Amant is wanted on a felony bench warrant (simple burglary).

Cody Greer, 23, of 42523 Highway 42, Prairieville is wanted on a felony bench warrant (possession of schedule II CDS and possession of marijuana).

Quita Franklin, 35, of 3350 Highway 1 South 4, Donaldsonville is wanted on a felony bench warrant (unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and illegal possession of stolen firearms).

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).