Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Col. 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:

Eric Stallard, 35, of 315 E. Josephine Street, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for two counts possession of CDS II and theft.

James Reine Jr., 44, of 8391 St. Amant Street, Sorrento, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS II.

Jonathan Rhodes, 21, of 14398 Essen Terrace Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for public intimidation, simple assault, trespassing, and disturbing the peace.

Nathaniel Hill, 22, of 18617 Muddy Creek Road, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of marijuana.

Lionel Cannon Jr., 36, of 41419 Narvoe Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and simple assault.

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, Lt. Col. 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).

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