***UPDATE: Caldwell in custody —–NPD investigates early morning shootings; suspect at large

Dametry Caldwell


On May 15 Dametry Caldwell turned himself in to NPD. He was charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and violation of a protective order. Caldwell was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.



During the early morning hours of Sunday, May 13, the Natchitoches Police Department responded to a call in which two people, Iesha Beasly-Caldwell and Earl Monroe, had been shot while inside Caldwell’s residence at 306 Airport Road. Caldwell sustained a single shot to her right arm and Monroe had been shot twice, once in the right side abdomen and once on the right side of his face. Both are reported to be in stable condition.

As a result of the shootings, the Criminal Investigations Division of the Natchitoches Police Department was contacted and began an investigation. Based on information obtained from the scene, detectives secured arrest warrants for Dametry Cardale Caldwell, 25, b/m, on two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and for Violation of Protective Orders.

Caldwell is considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information in reference to the whereabouts of Dametry Caldwell contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective Jeff Townson of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 357-3852. All calls shall be kept confidential.