Christmas Day infant death investigation ongoing


The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a negligent homicide that occurred Christmas Day in the Natchitoches Thomas Apartments on North St. Officers responded to a medical emergency call at that location shortly before 4:30 p.m.

Following several life saving measures the corner’s office pronounced the one-year-old child deceased.

NPD Detectives were called to further investigate the death. Damian Jewett, 27-year-old black male, and Jocelyn Crenshaw, 23-year-old black female, both of Natchitoches, were arrested and placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing and and additional details will released as they are available. Those with information about the case are urged to call Detective Shermaria Lewis at 318/238-3914. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.