Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bobby Webre 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:

Tyrone Walker, 46, of 44528 Cypress Street, Sorrento, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS II, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Richard Williams, 50, of 5223 Seneca Drive, Darrow, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for felony theft.

Seth Valet, 26, of 12322 Oak Brook Street, Geismar, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for simple burglary and theft.

Felton Avery, 28, of 8124 East Belle Helene Street, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for felony theft.

Adam Taylor, 31, of 41036 Marchand Drive, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for domestic abuse battery.

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, Chief Deputy Webre 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).

Contributed by APSO