Guilty Pleas for the Week of January 4-8

During the week of January 4 – January 8, 2021, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Jacee James, 39366 Hwy 621 Gonzales, LA., age 29, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Simple Battery. The defendant was sentenced […]

Part of I-10 interchange plan, rules suspended to approve Buzzard Roost Industrial Park

By a 5-1 vote on January 13 (Wednesday), Ascension’s Planning Commission approved the 1st Filing of Buzzard Roost Industrial Park.  The action ignored the fact that Hwy 30 Level of Service is an unacceptable “E;” and the developer reneged on a deal made with neighboring landowners to provide a tree-lined buffer zone to shield residents.  […]

LDH confirms first case of U.K. COVID Variant in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed the state’s first identified case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7., frequently referred to as the U.K. variant because it is prevalent in the United Kingdom, in an individual in the Greater New Orleans area. This variant spreads more easily from one person to another than other viral strains […]

Covington man killed in attempted armed robbery; APSO seeking second suspect

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, January 16, deputies responded to a local hospital in reference to a male subject who arrived by private vehicle driven by another subject, suffering from several gunshot wounds to the chest. The victim, identified as 32-year-old Ramone Cruz was pronounced deceased at the hospital. As the investigation continued, it was […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of January 7-14

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of January 7-14: January 7 arrests: Brandon Delatte, 38, 42510 Lillie Babin Rd, Gonzales was arrested pursuant to 2 bench warrants; Miguel Perez, 30, 2575 Gardere Ln, Baton Rouge was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Chase Hidalgo, 27, 7522 Hwy 1 S, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Theft […]

Low bid for gym at Lamar Dixon comes in $840,000 over the budget

Bids to construct a new gym a Lamar Dixon Expo Center (LDEC) are in, but none comes close to the $2.5 million construction budget set in 2019.  Ascension’s Director of Planning and Facility Maintenance, Ricky Compton delivered the bad news to the Parish Council’s Recreation Committee on Tuesday.  The low bid is $840,000 over the project budget. […]

Windermere Crossing is a retread of already denied subdivision (hearing Wednesday)

Windermere Crossing is a 103-lot residential subdivision proposed for 36 acres “on the north side of Cannon Road approximately 400’ west of Roddy Road.  On Wednesday Ascension’s Planning Commission will consider it, essentially for the second time.  The subject acreage is the same as the property upon which another subdivision was denied on December 12, […]

Governor announces election dates for 2nd Congressional District

On Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed proclamations setting the dates for three special elections in Louisiana, after consultation with Louisiana’s Secretary of State. For the Congressional elections, the primary will be on March 20 and the runoff, if necessary, will be April 24. There are three special elections necessary in Louisiana. There will be […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of December 30-January 7

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of December 30-January 7: December 30 arrests: Ashley Kinchen, 35, 224 E Roberson Rd, Independence was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery; Vonell Robertson, 33, 113 Rosemary Ct, Laplace was charged w/ Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle; Christian Poche, 23, 10251 E Hwy 936, St. Amant was charged w/ […]

Gonzales man who shot father, struck family dog, arrested by APSO

On Wednesday, January 7, shortly after 5 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Thurston McCrory Road in Gonzales about a person who had been shot. When deputies arrived on scene, they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The Ascension […]