Formally charged with 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the January 30th stabbing death of 18-year-old Dylan Poche

Andrew Jacob Wallace

Andrew Jacob Wallace

The Natchitoches Parish Grand Jury returned indictments Thursday against two Natchitoches Parish men in separate homicides.  According to Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Van H. Kyzar, Andrew Jacob Wallace, 19, was formally charged with 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the January 30th  stabbing death of 18-year-old Dylan Poche of Natchez, LA.  Poche was stabbed once in the heart during an altercation at the Sibley Lake Boat Launch on Hwy. 504 in Natchitoches.  Detectives from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office believe the altercation was fueled by social media comments made by various friends of both parties.

Also indicted was 19-year-old Marlon Rachal, II.  Rachal was formally charged with the shooting death of his father, 39-year-old Marlon Rachal, Sr., occurring on March 15 at their residence on Scott Loop.  According to detectives with the Natchitoches Police Department, the father and son engaged in a physical altercation while arguing over speakers and the son shot the father twice, once in the front and once in the back.

“Both Wallace and Rachal are presently incarcerated at the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.  They are scheduled for arraignment in the 10th District Court in Natchitoches, and trial dates will be set at that time,” said Kyzar.

Second Degree Murder is punishable by a sentence of life in prison.