Weekly Ascension crime briefs

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Daniel London.

APSO searching for Donaldsonville man wanted for armed robbery

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for 26-year-old Terrance Richard who is wanted for armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and false imprisonment.

According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at approximately 1 a.m., deputies began investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Pak-A-Pak convenient store located on La. 1 South in Donaldsonville.

Witnesses stated that Richard entered the store holding an employee at gunpoint demanding money from the cash register. Richard then grabbed a handful of cash from the register and exited the store with approximately $900 in cash, added Chief Webre.

Richard is a convicted felon with an extensive criminal history including felony theft, burglary, theft o f a motor vehicle, and resisting an officer.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Terrance Richard is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at (225) 621-4636 or by texting 847411 to the anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7868). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of Donaldsonville man

Markquincy Chatman, 29, was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 29, after deputies received a Crime Stoppers tip that he was at a residence in Garland, Texas, according to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre.

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in D’Ville Village apartments in Donaldsonville. Upon deputies’ arrival, a female acquaintance of Chatman advised deputies that he struck her in the face after an argument ensued and the female suffered a broken tooth and a busted lip, added Chief Webre.

As the investigation continued, it was learned that Chatman had committed battery on the female acquaintance before.

Chatman had been arrested 10 times with charges stemming from felony domestic abuse battery, possession of cocaine, and carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Chatman is in the Dallas County Texas jail awaiting extradition. He will be charged with felony second-degree battery.

Donaldsonville man captured on domestic battery, home invasion charges

On Dec. 27, shortly after a media release was sent out seeking his whereabouts,

Daniel London, 30, was taken into custody on domestic battery; home invasion charges.

On the night of Dec. 26, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Houmas Street in Donaldsonville in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon deputies’ arrival, they learned that London forced his way into a residence damaging the front door and breaking the deadbolt. Once London made entry into the residence, he struck a female acquaintance and then left.

APSO was able to locate London as a result of an anonymous tip leading to his location in Donaldsonville.

He will be booked into the Ascension Parish Jail and charged with home invasion, second-offense domestic abuse battery, and violation of a protective order.

Assumption Parish Sheriff warns of Entergy scam

Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports that complaints are being received and parish residents are being directed to particular businesses to purchase “Green Dot” money cards to pay delinquent Entergy bills. Residents are then instructed to scratch the numbers off the back of the card and call a pre-determined 800 series phone number to pay your utility bill.

Once you provide that card number, you have lost the value of the card to the person you called and they are not traceable. The violators appear to be foreign nationals and the scheme originates in New York.

The Sheriff urges all residents not to use “Green Dot” money cards for any reason what-so-ever. Many businesses have discontinued using this card due to these illegal operations.

Additionally, Entergy has been contacted and made aware of the situation. Entergy indicates that they have received some of the same complaints.

If you do receive a call soliciting money for your Entergy bill, immediately call (800) ENT-ERGY and the Sheriff’s Office at (985) 369-2912.