Natchitoches man wanted by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office on several outstanding warrants was recently arrested following a call for service near Natchitoches. On Thursday, July 1 shortly after 6 p.m., NPSO patrol deputies, an NPSO IMPACT Unit and a Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Criminal Patrol Unit responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a male, identified as Darius Williams, 26, threatening a female acquaintance at a residence in the 6000 block of La. Hwy 6 near Natchitoches.
Williams was reportedly possibly armed. Deputies were familiar with Williams’ outstanding warrants and determined he was a flight risk. Responding deputies surrounded the residence. When Williams observed law enforcement, he entered the residence and shortly thereafter attempted to exit through a rear door.
Williams observed deputies stationed at the rear and retreated inside. A short time later, deputies began instructing occupants to exit. Three, including Williams, exited. Williams was taken into custody. While on the scene, deputies learned of a firearm inside the residence. Deputies obtained permission to search the residence and an outbuilding. During a search, deputies discovered and seized approximately 2.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a glass smoking apparatus commonly used to smoke illicit narcotics and an Armament .9mm semi-automatic handgun.
Williams, of the 100 block of Independence Drive, Natchitoches was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS II Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances and warrants for Simple Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Criminal Trespassing, Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Battery, Resisting Arrest, and Violation of a Protection Order.
Williams remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with bond set by a 10th Judicial District Court Judge at $93,500.