ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - 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:
Leslie Davis, 44, of Geismar is wanted on a felony bench warrant for three counts of theft.
David Harrold, 42, of Gonzales is wanted on a felony bench warrant for domestic battery/strangulation.
John Massey, 39, of Gonzales is wanted on a felony bench warrant for two counts of fourth offense DWI.
Bradley Burgett, 34, of Prairieville is wanted on a felony bench warrant for three counts of forgery, three counts of theft of goods.
Stan Frederick, 35, of Gonzales is wanted on a felony bench warrant for domestic abuse battery, public intimidation, resisting an officer with force, simple battery, and disturbing the peace.
In an effort to reduce these felony bench warrant numbers, twice a month the Sheriff's Office is airing a photograph and name of a person that has failed to appear in court, Major Hanna said.