Traffic stop yields multiple felony charges


At approximately 5:00 p.m. on December 8, 2017 a patrol officer with The Natchitoches Police Department initiated a traffic stop on Washington Street. During the traffic stop the officer noticed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Agents with the Natchitoches Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force arrived to assist with the traffic stop. Officers attempted to get the driver out of the vehicle then he began to drive off, dragging one officer approximately 100 feet before he could free himself. Once the officer was free from the vehicle he fired shots at the vehicle’s front tire in an attempt to stop it.


The suspect’s vehicle fled on Washington Street and continued on to highway 3175 where his vehicle crashed into another vehicle. Officers apprehended the suspect before he could flee on foot.

Donald Collins, 43 year old white male was arrested and charged with driving left of center, 2 counts possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated flight, reckless operation, following too close, resisting an officer, possession of schedule II, possession of schedule IV and simple kidnapping. Collins is incarcerated at The Natchitoches parish Detention Center.

No injuries were report during this incident.

The law officer that discharged his weapon was a Deputy from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Department. The Natchitoches Police Department is conducting the investigation at their request.


4 thoughts on “Traffic stop yields multiple felony charges

  1. this sorry drug user needs the book thrown at him,he knew he had drugs on him he knew he was in trouble and he knew he was dragging the cop down the road.I have no sympathy for a drug addict they choose drugs over family and friends,they should pay the price.

  2. This was my friend in high school. He was a cool , an fun guy. I truly hope he gets the help he needs. I wish their wasn’t any drugs in the world. If you’ve never been on drugs, or had a family memeber on it, you wouldn’t understand. Prayers Donnie.

    • yes hun prayers for all the sick, drug people have a sickness , just like those whom, drink ,or smoke, or have sex on their mind all the time, and those that don’t believe in God Laws. we are suppost to pray for all that need prayers. we have sick people that just go out and kill people , we have some cops that do wrong to. so pray for all. that are sick.

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