Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a Rapides Parish man reported missing to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies are currently looking for 45-year-old James D. Treadwell, W/M, Hgt/510, Wgt/180, Hair/Brown-Crew Cut, last seen wearing blue jeans, white tennis shoes and no shirt of Alexandria, La. who was reported missing by his mother and sister to the NPSO on Friday afternoon, September 9th at approximately 4:10pm.
Deputies say Treadwell and his mother were visiting a family member in the 5000 block of La. Hwy 117 south of Bellwood, La., on Friday afternoon, when Treadwell became upset over a family member’s illness and ran into the woods.
Shortly after Treadwell entered the woods, family members and church volunteers searched the woods but were unable to locate him.
Since that time, volunteers, and NPSO Deputies along with the assistance of DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office Air Support and US Forest Service have searched several hundred acres of thick woods by air and ground with dogs and all terrain vehicles and have not been able to locate Treadwell.
Deputies ask that if you see Treadwell to please contact the NPSO at 352-6432 Detective Jonathan Byles at 357-7830, or the NPSO High Tech Crime Unit.
The investigation is continuing at this time.
Treadwell has been entered into the National Crime Information Center as a missing person.