The Natchitoches Police Department’s, Criminal Investigations Division obtained information from a concerned citizen which led the arrest of Michael Anthony Willis, black male, 36 years of age, of 337 Railroad St. in Powhatan. Willis was booked on one count of (Felony) 1st Degree Rape and transported out to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he is currently awaiting a bond.
Willis’ arrest was the result of a complaint the Natchitoches Police Department received on March 22 in which a female subject reported to the Natchitoches Police Department that a 20-year-old white male, Joseph Hull and a 36-year-old black male, Michael Willis had raped her 11-year-old, juvenile, son.
The Natchitoches Police Department’s, Criminal Investigations Division was then alerted and responded. Detectives later gathered evidence which led to the arrest of Joseph L. Hull, white male, 20 years of age, of 100 Rolling Hills Loop in Coushatta. Hull was arrested and booked on one count of (Felony) 1st Degree Rape. Hull was later transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where a bond was later set at $500,000.
Chief Micky Dove would like to thank the concerned citizens for their rapid response in contacting the Police Department and encourages any citizen with information concerning this incident or any other crime to contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. All calls shall be kept confidential.