Natchitoches Police Department Patrol Shift C officers were dispatched to the area of Castleton Drive and Arrington Avenue on June 19 at 1:10 am in reference to two suspicious males looking into vehicles at different residences.
Upon arrival, ASP Team and Patrol officers made contact with two subjects, identified as Marcus Sowell Jr. (B/M, 17) and a 16-year-old juvenile male.
While speaking with Sowell, he provided a false identity and became physically resistant towards officers, and a nine-millimeter pistol with a thirty-two-round extended magazine was recovered from the interior of his waistband.
During a further search of his person, ten bags of suspected marijuana were recovered from his person.
Sowell was charged with the following offenses:
Illegal carrying of weapons, possession of firearm in presence of CDS, simple possession of marijuana, and two counts of resisting an officer.
Sowell was placed in Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with a return 10th Judicial Court date of 8/2/2018.
Future charges against Sowell are pending in reference to other ongoing investigations in the Arrington Estates area.