Ontario Pier surrenders


Source: NPD

Onterio Pier surrendered himself to the custody of the Natchitoches Police Department May 25 at 11:30 p.m.

Pier was charged with Second-Degree Murder and placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention center.

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Source: NPD

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place Sunday, May 24 around 11:06 p.m. on Jackson Drive.

Natchitoches Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of Jackson Drive in reference to someone being shot. They located Latrice Thomas, b/f, 28, of Natchitoches, suffering from a gunshot wound.  She was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased from her injuries.

As additional officers were responding they located the suspect, Onterio Pier, b/m, 26, of Natchitoches driving away from the area.  When officers attempted to stop his vehicle, Pier led them on a vehicle pursuit and crashed in the 100 block of Harry Drive.  He exited the vehicle and ran into a wooded area.

Pier is charged with Second Degree Murder.