CRIME

APSO Operation No Show in full effect

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

GONZALES – 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:

Gregory Collins, 42, of 420 W. Bordelon St., Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS I and possession of CDS II.

Simeon Hernandez, 26, 11129 Martin Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Tevrion Carter, 23, of 13035 Shirley Ave., Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for two counts possession of CDS I and aggravated flight from officer.

Rhen Acosta, 22, of 39291 La. 22, Darron, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for aggravated burglary.

Dustyn Babin, 20, of 14126 Roddy Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for 11 counts of simple burglary and three counts of 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, 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).