On Aug. 7 at 10:20 a.m. Demarkus Zeno entered the Natchitoches Police Department with a complaint. After speaking with Zeno, an officer determined his complaint was a civil matter and advised what he could do to resolve it. Zeno became upset and the officer again explained the proper steps for Zeno to take to resolve his civil matter.
Zeno then became violent and threatened to harm the officer and others in the building. Zeno also resisted arrest, committed a battery on a police officer and threatened to burn the building.
Zeno was charged with six counts of resisting a police officer with force or violence, three counts of threatening a public official, one count of battery on a police officer and one count of communicating false information of a planned arson.
Zeno was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.