On July 20, 2015 the owner of Jeff’s Guns, Jeff Guilliams, 1580 Texas St. contacted the Natchitoches Police Department in reference to a gun theft. Mr. Guilliams informed the responding officers that two black male subjects along with a black female entered his business and he added that store personnel were distracted by one of the male subjects and the female while the other male reached behind the counter and took two pistols.
Members of the Natchitoches Police Department’s, Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU) responded along with an officer of the Traffic and Patrol Division. During the course of the officers’ investigation into the offense officers were able to review store video and obtain a vehicle description along with suspect information. A BOLO or ‘be on lookout’ for the suspect vehicle was issued. Members of CSU then located the suspect vehicle resulting in a felony traffic stop due to the potential of one or more of the suspects possibly being armed with firearms.
Members of CSU were then able to apprehend the primary suspect, Leandrew Evans, age 26, black, male, of 117 Tjoe St., Natchitoches, LA. Leandrew Evans was arrested one count of LA RS 40:1238.1 Possession of Legend Drug without Prescription, LA RS 40:982 Second or Subsequent Offenses, LA RS 14:67.15 Theft of a Firearm, and LA RS 14:95.1 Possession of Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies. Evans was later transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he awaits bond.
The case was later forward to the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division for further investigation more arrests may follow. If anyone has information in reference to the gun theft(s) you’re urged to please contact Detective John Greely of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 357-3811 or you may contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101. All calls shall be kept confidential.
The Natchitoches Police Department’s, Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU) is a specialized unit initiated by Chief of Police, Micky Dove to target problematic areas throughout the city in which citizens have reported increased criminal activity or quality of life violations.
Chief Micky Dove
Natchitoches Police Department Release Date: July 21, 2015