Guilty Pleas for the Week of February 11-15

During the week of February 11-February 15, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court; Ascension Parish: Jerome Bougere, 1416 Bonadona Ln. Donaldsonville, LA., age 41, pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Battery and was sentenced to 2 ½ years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with […]

APSO arrests two after Tuesday morning gunshots at gas station

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a convenience store, located on Highway 22 on Tuesday morning, shortly after 7 a.m. in reference to shots being fired in the parking lot. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, deputies and detectives responded to the scene and learned that 37-year-old John Wesley Harris of French Settlement fired five […]

Four-vehicle crash results in fatality of St. Amant woman

Prairieville- Shortly after 2:30 pm on February 17, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a four vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality on US Hwy 61 (Airline Hwy.) south of LA Hwy 427 (Old Perkins Rd.) in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 21-year-old Celeste Andre of St. Amant. […]

APSO seeking suspect in Drive by Shooting

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of 18-year-old Darrel Morris Jr. who is wanted for disturbing the peace, six counts illegal use of weapons, possession of firearm by convicted felon, and assault by drive-by shooting. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, as the investigation continues from shots fired after a rap party […]

Krewe of DiversioN Mardi Gras Boat Parade (next Saturday)

Krewe of Diversion Mardi Gras Boat Parade is set to roll (or float) on February 23, ten days before the main event which lands on March 5 this year. 2019 marks the Silver Anniversary for the Krewe which donates all proceeds from the annual event to St. Judes Hospital.  See below for details

Prairieville man arrested on sexual battery charges

Sheriff Bobby Webre reports the arrest of 52-year-old Jerry Oubre of Prairieville who was arrested and charged with indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts of sexual battery on Thursday, February 14. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Unit began an investigation on January 16, 2019 after the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) […]

RRAAM events celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month at River Road Slave Burial Grounds Video/Documentary Screening The preservation of African American history in Louisiana has been the mission of the River Road African American Museum (RRAAM) for the past 25 years. In 2018, the RRAAM partnered to save two unmarked slave cemeteries in Ascension Parish. Here is our story. When: February […]

$4.2 Million New River Drainage Improvement approved by EA Drainage

Two years ago H. Davis Cole engineers presented four options to replace the weir in New River with control structures ranging in price from $1.9 to $3.2 million.  A fanciful two-tiered, $20 million drainage system was interjected into the equation (by former Drainage Director Bill Roux), finger pointing at Gonzales’ residents for being freeloaders (Roux […]

Sheriff Bobby Webre to conduct a “Listening Tour” throughout Ascension Parish

Sheriff Bobby Webre wants to hear from you. Ascension Parish remains one of the fastest growing parishes in the state; tremendous growth brings new perspectives, unique challenges and concern. Valuable input from our community members ensures our continued success in the Sheriff’s Office. “As the newly appointed Sheriff, it is vitally important that I, along […]

Black History Month at River Road African American Museum

Louisiana Genealogy Index-A-Thon Project Workshop This grassroots effort will make the historical records available and searchable for people seeking to bridge their family roots to the rural parishes of Louisiana. When: February 9, 2019 Where: RRAAM 406 Charles Street Donaldsonville, LA 70436 Time: 10am – 12:00noon Free and open to the public Participants must bring their own laptop. […]