Operation 'No Show' continues

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Tony Bacala 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:

Alex Dixon, 37, of 2506 Dougherty Drive, Baton Rouge, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for attempted obtaining of CDS by fraud.

Phil Dumas, 31, of 2544 S. St. Landry, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and illegal carrying of a weapon.

Lashae Bell, 20, of 107 A Oakridge Ave., Donaldsonville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for simple criminal damage to property.

Tajhay Russell, 18, of 1303 S. Shirley Ave., Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for assault by drive-by shooting, and discharging firearm in city limits.

Michael Jordan, 35, of 26145 Bobby Gill Road, Denham Springs, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for felony theft.

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, Chief Bacala 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).