Natchitoches Police arrest man for attempting to run over Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer

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Albert Middleton

The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Albert Middleton (B/M, 58 y.o.a., of Natchitoches) for attempting to run over an on duty Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Correctional Officer at the U.S.D.A. Rural Development Office located at 6949 Louisiana Highway 1 By-Pass in Natchitoches.

On, March 2, 2016 around 2:45 p.m., a Correctional Officer with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office was travelling south in the 5000 block of Louisiana Highway 1 By-Pass when his vehicle was passed illegally in the center turn lane by a black 2011 Chevrolet Camaro. The driver of the Chevrolet Camaro, Albert Middleton, continued to travel south and stopped at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 1 By-Pass and University Parkway for the red traffic light. The Sheriff’s Correctional Officer pulled next to Albert Middleton in an attempt to identify himself as a law enforcement officer but was ignored. When the traffic light changed to green Albert Middleton continued heading south and pulled into the U.S.D.A. Rural Development Office where he was approached by the Sheriff’s Correctional Officer. While being approached Albert Middleton put his vehicle into reverse in an attempt to leave the scene and nearly crushed the Sheriff’s Correctional Officer between the two vehicles. The Sheriff’s Correctional Officer was able to free himself and get in front of Albert Middleton’s vehicle. While the Sheriff’s Correctional Officer was in front of Albert Middleton’s vehicle he was struck by the front bumper and in fear of his life fired one round striking the front drivers side tire of the vehicle. Albert Middleton then fled the scene and was arrested later in the afternoon by the Natchitoches Police Department near his residence.

Albert Middleton is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Correctional Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the Natchitoches Police Department continues to investigate the incident.

If you would like to report suspicious activity or an emergency please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Jeff Townson at (318) 357-3852. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

7 thoughts on “Natchitoches Police arrest man for attempting to run over Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer

  1. Was the CO not in uniform? If he was trying to identify himself would it be possible that Mr. Middleton was trying to protect his own life from an unidentified person, who followed him, and drew a gun!!!

  2. This sounds like a case of road rage….there are too many small details leading up to this…..1. The driver has to pass you to get into the left turning lane.
    2. I’m sure the officer left his personal vehicle with a gun drawn….
    3. The statement where it mentions ” the officer pulled up and tried to identify himself” proves that…( specify tried to identify himself??)
    4. Remember for every lie told, you have to tell 20 or 100 to keep this lie going.
    5. Be very careful when going under oath and committing perjury
    6. Federal law is cracking down on profiling etc…
    7. I’m sure these charges will be reduced, and Natchitoches will seek a plea deal to save Face…

    • That play cop was wrong He should have called the 911 suppose It has to be a joke how was he suppose to no Who thats crazy the officer should have been arrested Al is a good guy the cops went to far with that charge

    • This sounds like a classic case of road rage… Too many small details, that led to attempted murder. The CO clearly followed this guy. Just because he drove pass him, we all do this to try and beat the light…. Mind you the guy did not run the light, but waited until it turned green. At what point did the unnamed officer called 911 for backup… FYI to anyone submitted affidavits that will be used in a court setting: Perjury is being magnified and if you are law enforcement that lies…..they are making examples out of you so be careful Natchitoches….. This has CNN all over this ….. Smh attempted murder really

      • And we know natchitoches has the most lying cops anywhere…not saying that the C.o. officers lying. ….but the guy was wrong.in going off like he did.

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