Former APSO deputy arrested on simple battery charge

James Atkins IIJames Atkins II, a 34 year-old former Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputy, was arrested on February 14 and booked into the Ascension Parish Prison on one count of simple battery.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted from a report taken by City of Gonzales Police Department Patrol Officers on February 8. Officers responded to a disturbance call made by Atkins at his residence located at 910 Janice Avenue.

On February 9, one of the parties involved in the altercation at 910 Janice Avenue, who was not at the premises when officers arrived on February 8, came into the police department and reported additional information which led to the arrest of James Atkins II.

James Atkins II voluntarily surrendered in compliance with the warrant which was issued for his arrest by the City of Gonzales Police Department.