Early Friday morning, John Aguillard Jr., 20, of 1511 N. Anita Ave., Gonzales, turned himself in to officers at the Gonzales Police Department in connection to warrants out of East Baton Rouge Parish for kidnapping. He was also booked on outstanding bench warrants for the illegal carrying of firearms and narcotics in the Gonzales area.
The Creole has since found that the kidnapping charge stems from Aguillard being accused of taking two young children in an SUV from a Circle K on Highland Rd. in Baton Rouge in the early hours of Thursday morning.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the SUV was running at the time, and Aguillard is accused of stealing the vehicle and leaving with it while the driver was inside the store. When the children were noticed in the car, they were turned out of the vehicle and left alone outside of a Quick Mart store on Old Perkins Rd. Fortunately, the children were found safe and without injury.
Aguillard has been transported to the Ascension Parish Jail, where he will be held until meeting bond. At that time, he will be extradited to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department.