APSO ‘Operation No Show’ efforts continue

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Derek Adair

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Major Kevin Hanna 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:

Robert Bennett, 33, of 503 East Hamilton Street, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for aggravated battery.

Elvin Diggs, 59, of 10089 Legion Street, Convent, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for illegal possession of stolen things.

Stacie Gauthier, 41, of 45117 Sterling Road, St. Amant, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS II and possession of CDS IV.

Korey Efferson, 25, of 37604 Amite River, St. Amant, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS II and possession of unidentifiable firearm.

Derek Adair, 34, of 12397 Palmer Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS I.

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).