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Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release

Title:  Joint Investigation by Natchitoches And Rapides Parish Sheriff's Offices Leads to Theft Arrest in South Natchitoches Parish
Date:  12/13/2013

A joint investigation by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of a Grant Parish woman incarcerated in the Rapides Parish jail , on felony theft charges in connection with  thefts in south Natchitoches Parish during the month of November according to Natchitochs Pairish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

On November 12th,  NPSO Deputies responded to a theft in the 100 block of Cuban Road near Cloutierville.

Deputies learned during the investigation, that a Stihl chainsaw valued at $600 and an undetermined amount of pecans had been stolen.

Deputies also responded to a reported theft on November 21st,  in the 5600 block of La. Hwy 490 at Marco, La.

Taken in the theft was a Stihl chainsaw valued $1185 dollars.

During the course of the investigation, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Detectives developed information, that led to a suspect in the case.

During the joint investigation, NPSO Detectives met with Rapides Detectives at the RPSO Boyce Sub-Station interviewing the suspect,  which established sufficient probable cause  for NPSO Deputies to secure criminal warrants through the 10th Judicial District Court.

RPSO Detective Natalie Stephens recovered both chainsaws stolen in the Natchitoches Parish thefts.

As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested:

Kristy Nicole Brown, 30 of the 3100 block of Grays Creek Road, Dry Prong, La., currently in the Rapides Parish Detention Center has been booked on 2-counts of Felony Theft in connection with the Natchitoches thefts.

Brown will be transferred to the Natchitoches Detention Center at a later date.

Sheriff Victor Jones, wishes to thank Sheriff William Earl Hilton and the RPSO Criminal Investigations Division for their assistance in this investigation.

NPSO Asst. Chief of Investigations Detective Reginald Turner handled the case, along with the RPSO Detective Natalie Stephens.

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