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:
Hector Montano, 40, address unknown, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for simple escape, criminal damage to property, and trespassing.
Derick Moran, 25, of 15164 Palomino Drive, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for obscenity.
Brandon Rangeley, 30, of 43093 Norwood Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession with intent to distribute CDS II and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Christopher Champagne, 36, of 1129 East Grace Street, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS I and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Timothy Burns, 34, of 39459 Lucia Street, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of CDS II.
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).