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:
Ryan Hernandez, 38, of 625 Buras River Road, Buras, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for attempted simple burglary.
Justin Stafford, 31, of 12386 John Lambert Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia and simple battery.
Jesse Culpepper, 39, of 45552 Highway 936, St. Amant, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of a firearm by convicted felon and three counts domestic aggravated assault.
Wesley Contreras, 21, of 1022 E. Ashland Street, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for simple burglary, theft of a firearm, possession of CDS II, and criminal mischief.
Quinton Hill, 31, of 13393 Bourgeois Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for two counts illegal carrying of weapon/possession of CDS, illegal carrying of weapons, possession with intent to distribute CDS II, possession of drug paraphernalia, and second offense possession of marijuana.
In an effort to reduce these felony bench warrant numbers, 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).