6 hours, 3 agencies, 1 arrest, 0 injuries


A north Natchitoches Parish man that had eluded authorities for the past couple of months on outstanding warrants in Natchitoches, Winn and Bienville Parishes was arrested Tuesday, April 12 following a six-hour stand-off.
Charles Chase Nobles, 42, of Goldonna was wanted by all three parishes on charges ranging from narcotics, theft, cruelty to animals, traffic, illegal possession of stolen things, etc. He eluded law enforcement the last few months by running into the woods on foot or on an all-terrain vehicle.
At approximately 11:51 a.m. Tuesday, NPSO deputies were patrolling on La. Hwy 156 near Goldonna when they stopped a 2008 Mercury Sable for a traffic violation.


During the traffic stop, the passenger, Nobles, exited and fled into nearby woods.
Deputies, with assistance from Goldonna Police, began searching the area and summoned the assistance of the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 Tracking Team and Sheriff Cranford Jordan.
At approximately 2 p.m., a WP Tracking Team member observed Nobles running through the woods then entering a residence in the 100 block of North Goodwill Street.
The homeowner reportedly confirmed Nobles entered the residence.
SWAT sets up at the residence in Goldonna.

Deputies attempted to get Nobles to come to the door. He refused and barricaded himself inside.
Deputies received information of weapons possibly being in the residence.
A perimeter was set around the location. Sheriff Stuart Wright responded to the scene.

CHARLES NOBLES – Click link to see story of previous arrest in Campti incident in February. https://www.natchitochestimes.com/2020/02/05/two-men-arrested-on-warrant-and-drug-charges-in-campti/

Two men arrested on warrant and drug charges in Campti

Deputies requested assistance from Natchitoches SWAT and a Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office dual-purpose K-9.
A search warrant was signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge to search the residence.
A heavy law enforcement presence could be seen in the area.
SWAT crisis negotiators attempted to negotiate with Nobles for approximately sox hours, but he refused to surrender.
SWAT then utilized a robot to assist in determining Nobles’ location inside the residence.
SWAT then informed Nobles a K-9 would be released into the residence to give him time to surrender. He continued to refuse.

NPSO Chief Deputy Doug Rachel and Sheriff Stuart Wright communicate with others on the scene to coordinate Noble’s apprehension

The K-9 was released and SWAT entered taking Nobles into custody where he was hiding in the attic.
Nobles, who was not injured, was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Failure to Appear in Natchitoches District Court for Possession of CDS Schedule II Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Resisting Arrest, Cruelty to Animals, Theft, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Driving under Suspension, Possession of CDS Schedule IV Narcotics, Traffic Offenses and other outstanding charges in Winn and Bienville Parishes.
SWAT members would like to thank the homeowner for their cooperation during the operation.
Sheriff Stuart Wright thanks Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan, Red River Parish Sheriff Glen Edwards, Winn Parish Tracking Team, Red River Parish Sheriff K-9 Unit, Natchitoches SWAT and all deputies involved.
“We are extremely proud of the professionalism exhibited by law enforcement from three separate jurisdictions on Tuesday that led to the apprehension of Nobles. We are also grateful that there were no injuries to law enforcement or the suspect during the standoff,” said Sheriff Wright.

NPSO Chief Deputy Maj. Doug Rachel, left, and Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan discuss tactics at the scene.