Disturbance call leads to foot change and arrest of Campti man



A disturbance call between a male and female near a business on US-71 in Campti led to the arrest of a north Natchitoches Parish man after he led Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies on a foot chase Monday, Dec. 23.

Patrol deputies responded to NATCOM 911 Center at 1:23 p.m. to reports of a male and female involved in a physical altercation.
While responding, deputies were provided with a description of the male that left the scene reportedly wearing a blue jacket and walking northbound on US-71.
While attempting to make contact with the suspect near Walter and Lake Street, he began to run leading deputies on a foot chase on Coleman Street behind several residences. He then circled back and crossed Lake Street.
The foot chase continued to Kemp Street where the suspect was taken into custody under the carport of a residence.
Deputies say when they asked the suspect his name he gave them a false name, however, another responding deputy recognized him and identified him as James Adams, 31, of Campti.
A local warrants check revealed active warrants on Adams through the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
James Eric Adams, of the 100 block of Smith Street, Campti, is charged with Failure to Appear in the 10th Judicial District Court on Sept. 7 for trial on Domestic Abuse Battery by Strangulation and Resisting an Officer, Failure to Appear for arraignment on the same day for No Drivers License, Possession of CDS I Marijuana and traffic charges.
Adams is also charged with Resisting Arrest in reference to Monday’s incident.
No additional charges were filed in connection with the incident.  Deputies say when they spoke with the alleged victim she failed to provide any information and there were no signs of abuse present.
Deputies D. Rice, C.Olliff, R.Jackson and T.Stewart were involved in the arrest.
Adams remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.