Sheriff's Office continues 'Operation No Show'

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:

Dana Ferguson, 38, of 40157 Hwy. 74, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for theft.

Toni Donaldson, 26, of 18071 Beechwood Subdivision Road, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for Possession of CDS II.

Seth McKnight, 22, of 11449 Benton Fredrick Road, St. Amant, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for principal to dwelling burglary, illegal possession of stolen things.

Jason Nicholas, 33, of 2024 South Ruth Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS II.

Eric Irvin, 38, of 15473 Roy Rogers Road, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for two counts possession of CDS IV, four counts of possession of CDS II.

In an effort to reduce these felony bench warrant numbers, twice a month 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).