This morning at approximately 6:13am, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Fire District #9, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS Paramedics NPSO Search and Rescue Divers consisting of members of the NPSO, Natchitoches City Fire Department and Natchitoches Fire District #9 responded to reports of a vehicle in Black Lake off of La. Hwy 9 near old Bell’s Camp.
Deputies say information gathered during the initial response to the call suggested the vehicle was possibly intentionally driven into the lake.
Deputies believed the vehicle to be unoccupied when it entered the water.
Divers entered the water recovering the 2012 Ford F-250 at approximately 8:52am, which had reportedly been stolen from the Montgomery Town Hall in Grant Parish during the night.
Deputies say after a local wrecker service recovered the vehicle, they also observed it to be vandalized.
There were no reported injuries.
Sheriff Victor Jones said the investigation is currently continuing by detectives with the Natchitoches and Grant Parish Sheriff’s Offices.
“Detectives are in the process of interviewing potential suspects at this time”.