Man wanted in Ascension Parish incident arrested in Baton Rouge _lowres

William Simoneaux

A convicted felon wanted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office on allegations he hit and threatened to kill a female acquaintance has been captured.

William Simoneaux, 37, was located and arrested Monday night in East Baton Rouge Parish, said Ascension sheriff’s spokeswoman Allison B. Hudson. He is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and will be transported to Ascension at a later date, Hudson said in a news release.

Deputies had tried for a week to find Simoneaux at several addresses. At one point, he promised to surrender, Ascension Sheriff’s Maj. Ward Webb said in a statement Monday afternoon.

The woman told deputies Dec. 14 she fought with Simoneaux that day at a house on Rue Royale Avenue in Prairieville, Webb said.

The woman said Simoneaux hit her several times and made death threats, Webb said.

He said Simoneaux faces counts of domestic abuse battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Simoneaux was convicted in July 2003 of armed robbery in a case that originated in Baton Rouge and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, said Darryl Campbell, executive management officer at the state Department of Corrections. Simoneaux was released from state custody in 2011.