Armed suspect arrested in Arrington Estates area



Patrol officers were dispatched at 1:10 a.m. June 19 to the area of Castleton Drive and Arrington Avenue in reference to two suspicious males looking into vehicles at different residences. ASP team and patrol officers made contact with two subjects, identified as Marcus Sowell Jr., b/m, 17, and a 16-year-old juvenile male.

While speaking with Sowell, he provided a false identity and became physically resistant towards officers. A 9MM pistol with a 32 round extended magazine was recovered from the interior of his waistband. During a further search, 10 bags of suspected marijuana were recovered from his person.

Sowell was charged with Illegal carrying of weapons, possession of firearm in presence of CDS, simple possession of marijuana and two counts of resisting an officer. He was placed in Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with a return 10th Judicial Court date of Aug. 2.

Future charges against Sowell are pending in reference to other ongoing investigations in the Arrington Estates area.