Citizen’s tip leads to arrest of second rape suspect (updated with booking photo)



The Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained information from a concerned citizen which led the apprehension and arrest of Michael Anthony Willis, b/m, 36, of 337 Railroad St., Powhatan. Willis was booked on one count of (Felony) 1st Degree Rape and transported out to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond.

Willis’ arrest was the result of a complaint the Natchitoches Police Department received March 22 in which a female subject reported Joseph Hull, 20, of Coushatta and a Michael Willis had raped her 11-year-old son.

Chief Micky Dove would like to thank the concerned citizens for their rapid response in contacting the Police Department and encourages any citizen with information concerning this incident or any other crime to contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. All calls shall be kept confidential.