The crackdown: Operation no show

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Ascension Parish 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:

Julieta Ealouis, 28, of 15155 Braud Road, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of possession of CDS II, possession of CDS I, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Robert Grosse III, 25, of 41120 Merritt Evans Road, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of possession of CDS II, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating clandestine lab.

Melody Ledet, 20, of 14204 Troy Duplessis, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of aggravated battery.

Lawrence Jackson, 54, of 39363 Cornerview Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of monetary instrument abuse.

Chad Anderson, 38, of 405 North Bryan Street, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of DWI fourth offense, and improper lane use.

In an effort to reduce these felony bench warrant numbers, each week the Sheriff’s Office is airing a photograph and name of a person that has failed to appear in court, Wiley 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).