Man wanted in Ascension Parish incident arrested in Baton Rouge _lowres

William Simoneaux

UPDATE, 6:55 p.m. Tuesday

The 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.

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Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies have searched for more than a week for a convicted felon facing allegations that he hit and threatened to kill a woman he knew.

Deputies have tried to find William Simoneaux, 37, at several addresses. At one point, Simoneaux promised to turn himself in, but he remained at large Monday afternoon, Maj. Ward Webb said in a statement.

The woman, who is an acquaintance of Simoneaux’s, 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 later fled the scene.

Webb said Simoneaux is wanted on 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 sentenced to 10 years in prison, said Darryl Campbell, executive management officer at the state Department of Corrections. He was released in 2011.

Anyone with information on Simoneaux’s whereabouts may contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636 or text 847411 to the sheriff’s anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.