Campti man arrested in Winn Parish stolen vehicle


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Campti man May 4 around 3 a.m. while he was operating a stolen vehicle near Natchitoches=.
Damian Lamon Simmons, 20, of the 200 block of Pasture Road, Campti, was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center around 4 a.m. charged with 1-count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things valued over $10,000.
At approximately 2:54 a.m., Deputy Silas Axsom was patrolling on La. Hwy 6 near the North Natchitoches Bypass when he observed a silver 2020 Chevrolet Trax traveling eastbound. A NCIC license plate computer check revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen through Winnfield Police Department.
Deputies stopped the vehicle on La. Hwy 6 East near Natchitoches.
Additional units responded to assist.

This article published in the MAY 21, 2022, print edition

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Simmons.
NATCOM 911 Center confirmed the vehicle stolen through Winnfield Police Department.
After confirming the vehicle stolen, Simmons was arrested without incident.
Deputies say while speaking with Simmons he stated someone let him borrow the vehicle, but he forgot the name.
A local towing service was contacted to impound the vehicle until the owner could make arrangements to pick it up.
Simmons remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.