NPD Investigators arrest murder suspect


On November 7, 2016 at approximately 10:30 P.M. the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the1200 block of Texas Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and found the victim, Tommy Wiley Jr., B/M age 30, in the parking lot unresponsive. Wiley was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

NPD officers spoke with witnesses who stated that the victim and suspect got into a verbal altercation that turned physical. Investigation indicates that the two have had problems in the past.

Following the investigation NPD investigators arrested Cedric Daniels B/M age 31, and charged him with second degree murder. Daniels was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

This matter is still under investigation and more arrests are pending.

Approved for release by: Chief Dove Date: 11/08/16