Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 200 Church St., Natchitoches, 71457 LA
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Phone: (318) 352-6432

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office is located at 200 Church St., Natchitoches, 71457 LA. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office phone number is (318) 352-6432.

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Sheriff Victor Jones and all the Deputies of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office give thanks on this Veteran's Day to all who have served and those who continue to serve this Great Nation. We acknowledge your commitment and sacrifices and those of your families as well to help ensure our Nation's freedom. To the brave Men and Women who answered this Nations Call to serve but never made it home from distant shores we can never say "Thank You" enough. Your Sacrifice to this Nation will never be forgotten nor go unrecognized. As we as a Nation come together on this day to give thanks, know that your service is appreciated and respected throughout the year. "Freedom is Never Free"

NPSO DEPUTIES PRESENTING THE COLORS AT NSU E-LAB VETERANS DAY PROGRAM On Friday morning November 9, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies assigned to the NPSO Honor Guard presented the colors during the NSU E-Lab Veterans Day Program in honor and recognition of Veterans Day and to all who have served in our country's armed forces and to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Photos provided to the NPSO courtesy of Amelia Churchman.

NPSO DEPUTIES SEARCHING FOR KIDNAPPING SUSPECT; HAS TIES TO RED RIVER PARISH Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are currently looking for a Natchitoches man wanted on several criminal charges in connection with a disturbance that led to the kidnapping of a Natchitoches woman on November 1st according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday November 1st at approximately 9:48pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to reports of a disturbance in the 200 block of Michelle Drive in Payne Sub-Division near Natchitoches, La. Deputies arrived on scene learning that a female had been taken against her will from the residence by a former acquaintance identified as JaDarrius Deon Wilson. Wilson and the kidnapped victim left the residence reportedly traveling in a black 2004 GMC Yukon. A BOLO (Be on the Lookout) Message was issued on the vehicle to local law enforcement agencies and officers. Detectives assigned to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division also responded to assist in the investigation. At approximately 11:08pm, a sheriff’s detective observed the suspect vehicle on La. Hwy 6 East in the Grand Ecore area. When the detective attempted to stop the vehicle, Wilson failed to stop leading deputies on a pursuit on the north Natchitoches Bypass then onto Brezealle Springs Road, traveling through several streets in the City of Natchitoches crashing into another vehicle at the intersections Theophille and Dixie Streets. Wilson exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Deputies were able to recover the kidnapping victim unharmed. Sheriff’s Deputies and Natchitoches Police searched the area but were unable to locate Wilson. Detectives continued the investigation interviewing the victim and witnesses. The investigation progressed, detectives obtained sufficient evidence and probable cause to obtain criminal warrants for the arrest of JaDarrius D. Wilson signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge. Deputies are currently looking for: JaDarrius Deon Wilson, 24, B/M, Hgt/601, Wgt/165, with black hair, brown eyes and multiple tattoos on his arms of the 200 block of Michelle Drive, Natchitoches, La. is wanted by the NPSO for Simple Kidnapping, 2-counts of Violation of a Protective Order, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, Domestic Abuse Battery, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, and multiple traffic offenses. Wilson who has ties to the Coushatta area in Red River Parish is a prior felon and considered dangerous. If you see Wilson, do not approach him, contact your local law enforcement immediately or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-352-6432. Wilson has been entered in the National Crime Information Center as a Wanted Person. NPSO Case Agent: Detective Jared Kilpatrick, 318-357-7830 or Sgt. Ronnie Ross, 318-352-6432. Photo image of Jadarrius D. Wilson

NPSO: DEPUTIES FIND BODY OF MISSING NATCHITOCHES MAN IN CANE RIVER LAKE; FOUL PLAY IS NOT SUSPECTED Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have recovered the body of a Natchitoches man reported missing on November 3 according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. On November 3 at approximately 2:08pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to a reported missing person call in the 900 block of Fish Hatchery Road, near Natchitoches, La. Deputies spoke with the grandparents of 31-year-old Randall James Evans that reported they last saw their grandson who suffered from mental illness on November 1, 2018. The grandparents suspected Evans had left the residence walking after finding a carport door unlocked and this wasn’t the first time he had walked away. Deputies had been called to the residence on other occasions to assist in finding Evans. Deputies collected information for a missing persons report, entered Evans into the National Crime Information Center as a missing person, issued a local BOLO (Be on the Lookout) message to all officers and local law enforcement agencies according to Chief Investigator Greg Dunn. Deputies also had assistance from media sources broadcasting Evans disappearance. Throughout the weekend, deputies searched and were unable to locate Evans. On Monday November 5, Sheriff’s Deputies along with members of the NPSO Search & Rescue Team began searching for Evans by ground and water along Fish Hatchery Road and on Cane River Lake based on the family reporting he loved the water. While deputies were on Cane River Lake on Monday afternoon the search had to be postponed because of an EF-1 tornado in the immediate area. On Tuesday and Wednesday, search team members and sheriff’s detectives resumed the search efforts by ground and water for Mr. Evans. On Wednesday afternoon November 7 at approximately 3:16pm, NPSO Search Team members found a body in Cane River Lake near the shore approximately ½ mile north of Pratt’s Bridge south of Natchitoches according to NPSO Search & Rescue Commander Chief Doug Rachal which matched the description of Evans. Asst. Natchitoches Parish Coroner Steven Clanton and members of the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office responded to the scene. The body was recovered and transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where family members positively identified the body as Randall James Evans. According to Asst. Coroner Clanton, there were no signs of trauma to the body, the preliminary autopsy findings is the cause of death is drowning, however, the body has been transported to a Shreveport pathologist for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. At this time, foul play is not suspected. Family members have been notified. Sheriff Jones extends his sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Evans. We also appreciate the media, Cane River Waterway Commission and all who took part in the search efforts for Mr. Evans.

NPSO K-9 "BESSI" TO RECEIVE BODY ARMOR VEST DONATION Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office K9 Bessi will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bessi’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of James G. Pierpont, Sr.”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. K9 Bessi is handled by Deputy Sheriff Josh Axsom and is a dual certified Patrol and Narcotics K9 currently assigned to Criminal Patrol.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputes and the Natchitoches Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness were assessing storm damages in Plantation Point, Starlight Point, and near Powhatan on Tuesday according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office. NWS Shreveport confirmed seven tornadoes in Natchitoches, Sabine and Winn Parishes on Monday afternoon. Three tornadoes were confirmed in Natchitoches Parish which included an EF-2 with winds estimated at 115 mph, 475 yards wide and traveled approximately 4.29 miles was confirmed in Marthaville, La. Red Cross officials were in Natchitoches Parish on Tuesday assisting. There were no reported injuries. Responding to the tornado event were: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, Natchitoches Fire Department, Natchitoches Police Department, Natchitoches Parish Highway Department, La. DOTD, SWEPCO, Town Marshal's and Natchitoches Parish Fire Districts# 4, 5, 6, 7 and volunteers. We also thank NWS Shreveport, KSLA, KTBS, KALB, KTAL, The Town Talk, Natchitoches Times , the Natchitoches Parish Journal, other media outlets and local radio stations for media coverage of the event.

NWS SHREVEPORT CONFIRM SEVEN TORNADOES ACROSS SABINE, NATCHITOCHES AND WINN PARISHES ON MONDAY AFTERNOON PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA 942 PM CST Tue Nov 6 2018 ...NWS Damage Survey For 11/05/18 Tornado Event across Sabine, Natchitoches, and Winn Parishes in Northwest Louisiana... .Tornado #1... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 107 mph Path Length /statute/: 1.77 miles Path Width /maximum/: 200 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 11/05/2018 Start Time: 411 PM CST Start Location: 4.6 miles south-southeast of Natchitoches, Louisiana Start Lat/Lon: 31.6959/-93.0509 End Date: 11/05/2018 End Time: 414 PM CST End Location: 5 miles southeast of Natchitoches, Louisiana End Lat/Lon: 31.7089/-93.0256 Storm Summary: The tornado first touched on Highway 1 where it snapped trees. It then moved northeast across Lee Lake and the Cane River where it damaged outbuildings and more trees. As it moved across the Cane River it destroyed one boathouse and damaged two others. The tornado then damaged roofs by tearing off shingles on several homes. .Tornado #2... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 107 mph Path Length /statute/: 5 miles Path Width /maximum/: 50 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 11/05/2018 Start Time: 424 PM CST Start Location: 1.3 miles southeast of St. Maurice, Louisiana Start Lat/Lon: 31.7489/-92.9362 End Date: 11/05/2018 End Time: 425 PM CST End Location: 3.83 miles east of St. Maurice, Louisiana End Lat/Lon: 31.7709/-92.8906 Storm Summary: The tornado touched down on U.S. 71, crossed Wheeling Road, and then lifted along Black Mountain Rd. Approximately 25 trees were uprooted and snapped along the path. .Tornado #3... Rating: EF-2 Estimated Peak Wind: 115 mph Path Length /statute/: 4.29 miles Path Width /maximum/: 475 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 11/05/2018 Start Time: 439 PM CST Start Location: 3 miles west of Marthaville, Louisiana Start Lat/Lon: 31.7434/-93.4507 End Date: 11/05/2018 End Time: 450 PM CST End Location: 2 miles north-northeast of Marthaville, Louisiana End Lat/Lon: 31.7695/-93.3850 Storm Summary: The tornado first touched down just across the Sabine-Natchitoches Parish line 3 miles west of Marthaville off of Strahan Rd in Sabine Parish. Hardwood and softwood trees were mostly uprooted with a few snapped. The tornado continued across Boline Road northeastward, downing over 100 trees. The worst damage, occurred at the 1100 block of Route 1221 in Natchitoches Parish where a carport was destroyed and a roof was partially ripped off a house leaving the walls of the structure standing. This is indicative of low-end EF-2 damage. A small camping trailer was shifted 5 feet off its foundation, and a sheet metal roof was removed on a house along Highway 487 and Stewart Rd. The tornado then quickly lifted, and mobile phone videos indicated a wall cloud and its funnel cloud as the storm crossed I-49. .Tornado #4... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 100 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.43 miles Path Width /maximum/: 50 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 11/05/2018 Start Time: 450 PM CST Start Location: 4.12 miles northeast of Atlanta, Louisiana Start Lat/Lon: 31.8582/-92.7032 End Date: 11/05/2018 End Time: 451 PM CST End Location: 5.79 miles southwest of Winnfield, Louisiana End Lat/Lon: 31.8615/-92.6971 Storm Summary: The tornado touched down briefly near LA-34 in Winn Parish, downing limbs, uprooting trees, and snapping approximately 50 trees along the road. .Tornado #5... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 100 mph Path Length /statute/: 3.2 miles Path Width /maximum/: 100 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 11/05/2018 Start Time: 509 PM CST Start Location: 3.5 miles east-northeast of Winnfield, Louisiana Start Lat/Lon: 31.9336/-92.5819 End Date: 11/05/2018 End Time: 511 PM CST End Location: 6.2 miles northeast of Winnfield, Louisiana End Lat/Lon: 31.9633/-92.5420 Storm Summary: The tornado first touched down southwest of U.S. 84. The tornado snapped 20-25 trees as it moved northeast. The tornado lifted after it crossed just east of the intersection of Henry Sanders Rd and Parish road 499. .Tornado #6... Rating: EF-2 Estimated Peak Wind: 115 mph Path Length /statute/: 19.7 miles Path Width /maximum/: 400 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 11/05/2018 Start Time: 525 PM CST Start Location: 3 miles northwest of Clarence, Louisiana Start Lat/Lon: 31.8563/-93.0949 End Date: 11/05/2018 End Time: 559 PM CST End Location: 0.5 miles west of Calvin, Louisiana End Lat/Lon: 31.9646/-92.7852 Storm Summary: The storm which produced a tornado in Sabine/Natchitoches parishes continued to exhibit rotation as it crossed I-49 with a new tornado touching down from the same storm after it crossed the Red River. Trees were snapped and uprooted along the Red River, Highway 486, U.S. 71, and Marcelli Road 3 miles northwest of Clarence as the storm continued northeastward across Natchitoches Parish. Tree and structural damage was indicated of EF-1 damage as it crossed Clear Lake. The worst damage along the track was at Salt Pitt Road (4 miles south of Goldonna) where two vehicle trailers were flipped, trees were snapped, and low-end EF-2 damage was evident as two power poles were snapped. Damage then became more sparse the remainder of the track as the storm crossed Saline Lake and entered Winn Parish. The last damage was downed tree limbs 0.5 miles west of Calvin in Winn Parish. .Tornado #7... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 104 mph Path Length /statute/: 1 mile Path Width /maximum/: 800 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 11/05/2018 Start Time: 530 PM CST Start Location: 5.5 miles southeast of Sikes, Louisiana Start Lat/Lon: 32.0204/-92.4172 End Date: 11/05/2018 End Time: 531 PM CST End Location: 5.7 miles southeast of Sikes, Louisiana End Lat/Lon: 32.0321/-92.4027 Storm Summary: The tornado briefly touched down in the forest on the southwest side of LA-127 and crossed the road. The tornado snapped a large area of 6 to 8 inch diameter pine trees as well as snapping and uprooting several hardwoods. The tornado lifted after snapping 10-20 trees on the northeast side of the roadway. * EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories. EF0...Weak......65 TO 85 mph EF1...Weak......86 TO 110 mph EF2...Strong....111 TO 135 mph EF3...Strong....136 TO 165 mph EF4...Violent...166 TO 200mph EF5...Violent...>200mph* NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$

PRESUMED TORNADO DAMAGES NEAR MARTHAVILLE On Monday afternoon November 5 at approximately 4:12pm, the National Weather Service in Shreveport issued a tornado warning for West Central Natchitoches Parish and Northern Sabine Parish. Shortly thereafter, members of Natchitoches Parish Fire Distric#7 and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies observed what appeared to be a large tornado in the Marthaville area tracking eastward. 911 Operators began receiving reports of damage in the Marthaville area. Natchitoches Parish Fire District #7 and Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Deputies along with assistance from the Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, Natchitoches Office of Emergency Preparedness and volunteers responded to the assess the area and check for injuries. Luckily there were no injuries. Here are some images of damages in the area provided by NPFD #7 and NPSO Deputies. Survey teams from the National Weather Service were in the area today to assessing damages and confirming the tornadic activity. The report is pending. Red Cross officials arrived today to assist. Sheriff Jones also assigned additional deputies to patrol damaged areas.


Multiple Tornados Touch Down in Natchitoches Parish

Severe Weather Statement National Weather Service Shreveport LA 503 PM CST MON NOV 5 2018 LAC069-052315- /O.CON.KSHV.TO.W.0105.000000T0000Z-181105T2315Z/ Natchitoches LA- 503 PM CST MON NOV 5 2018 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM CST FOR WEST CENTRAL NATCHITOCHES PARISH... At 502 PM CST, a confirmed tornado was located 12 miles west of Natchitoches, moving northeast at 35 mph. HAZARD...Damaging tornado. SOURCE...Radar confirmed tornado. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. Locations impacted include... Allen and Powhatan. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

TORNADOES SPOTTED IN NATCHITOCHES PARISH At 4:52pm, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies and First Responders are tracking tornadoes south of Natchitoches and near Marthaville, La. There are no reported injuries, however, damages have been reported. Please stay indoors, and do not travel unless its an extreme emergency. Natchitoches OEP officials along with National Weather Service-Shreveport are monitoring weather conditions.

NPSO: DEPUTIES LOOKING FOR MAN REPORTED MISSING Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies are asking for the public's assistance while they search for a Natchitoches man reported missing by family members to the NPSO on November 3 according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies are currently looking for 31-year-old Randall James Evans, B/M, Hgt/504, Wgt/125, with black hair, possible facial hair and brown eyes who lives with his grandmother in the 900 block of Fish Hatchery Road near Natchitoches, La. Evans suffers from a bi-polar disorder and was last seen on November 1st. If you see Evans, please contact the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office at 318-352-6432 or the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division at 318-357-7830. Evans has been entered into the National Crime Information Center as a missing person. Case agent: Detective Derrick Sowell


Congratulations NPSO Sgt. Jonathan Roberts and all First Responders honored by the Rotary Club of Natchitoches

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL RED MASS This morning, judges, prosecutors, attorneys, law school professors, students, law enforcement and fire attended the Thirteenth Annual Red Mass held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchitoches sponsored by the Natchitoches Parish Bar Association. A brief reception was held following the mass.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN Little ghosts and goblins trick or treating at the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office and Natchitoches Parish Courthouse this morning.