NPD arrests individual on six felony warrants



The Natchitoches Police Department arrested DeAndre Butler, b/m, 22, of Natchitoches for Second-Degree Rape, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Domestic Abuse Battery by Strangulation, False Imprisonment, Simple Kidnapping, Simple Robbery, Simple Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Resisting Arrest.

On April 10, NPD officers were dispatched to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in reference to a rape. After a thorough investigation, detectives determined Butler was the perpetrator.

On June 7 around 10:12 p.m., officers met with a victim at the police station about a disturbance that took place in the 800 block of Clarence Drive.  Officers were told Butler came to the residence uninvited and committed a battery on his ex-girlfriend.  After hitting his ex-girlfriend, he refused to let anyone inside the home leave until an unexpected guest knocked on the door. Butler then fled the area.

On June 13 at 3:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Clarence Drive in reference to a kidnapping. A witness told them Butler and another individual attacked the victim and forced him into their vehicle.  While officers and detectives were still on scene, the victim returned. The victim said e was attacked and forced into a vehicle by Butler and another person. He was able to free himself in the 500 block of Lakeview Drive.

On June 22 at 12:30 p.m., detectives located Butler at a residence on Genti Street.  After a brief foot chase, he was placed under arrest without incident.

Butler was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he is awaiting bond.

To report suspicious activity contact the NPD at (318) 352-8101. Anyone with additional information in regards to this investigation should contact Detective Terry Johnson at (318) 357-3858 or Detective Alisha Robertson at (318) 357-3810. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.