GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office recently made three arrests in its ongoing “Operation No Show” initiative that targets suspects who fail to appear in court after being arrested on felony criminal charges.

After being arrested on their initial charges, the men were released from jail after posting bail and given a date to appear in court. They then missed their scheduled court date and were re-arrested for failing to appear in court.

The following suspects arrested and the counts they were booked with include:

  • Dante Hester, 20, 8544 S. St. Landry Road, Gonzales, conspiracy to commit theft over $500, possession of burglary tools.
  • Jonathon M. Bourgeois, 31, 118 S. Washington St., Marksville, criminal damage to property/theft over $500, two counts theft ($100-$300), three counts simple burglary.
  • Shawn Dean, 22, 419 E. Roosevelt St., Gonzales, aggravated battery and burglary of a dwelling.

Anyone with information about people skipping their court dates is urged to call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.