Suspect in custody after fleeing from traffic stop in Marthaville

NPSO - Billy Rains

Billy Aaron Rains, 26 of Natchitoches, is in custody following a traffic stop on Keyser Avenue in Natchitoches.

NPSO Patrol Division deputies were patrolling in the Marthaville area July 31 at 6:54 am when they stopped Rains. They learned his drivers license was suspended. He was also in possession of a FMK .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Rains became agitated and drove off leaving the weapon behind.

Deputies attempted to pursue Rains on the Cross Roads Church Road and then onto the Allen-Marthaville Road and Allen-Beulah Road towards Hwy. 487 where they eventually lost sight of his vehicle.

The NPSO 911 Center received an anonymous tip from concerned citizens at 7:31 pm reporting a possible sighting of Rains at a Natchitoches fast food outlet.

Rains was booked into the Natchitoches Detenter Center and charged with Driving Under Suspension, Resisting by Flight, Reckless Operation of a Vehicle and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony.

Deputies say at the time of Rains arrest he stated he was about to turn himself in to law enforcement.

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