Citizen’s Tip Leads to Apprehension Wanted Suspect

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the Natchitoches Police Department received information from a Concerned Citizen which led authorities to the Bingo Paradise located next the Exxon Station on Hwy. 6. The caller was able to accurately describe the subject in-question and provide authorities with his name, Michael Potts. Grant Parish Sheriffs Office was then contacted and confirmed that an active warrant for Potts existed for a Simple Burglary of Church in Grant Parish. Officers from Shift B of the Natchitoches Police Department responded to Bingo Paradise and confirmed the identity of Potts who was then taken into custody without incident and later transported to Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he awaits extradition.

The Natchitoches Police Department wants to thank the Concerned Citizen and all Citizens who provide the police department with information regarding any incident. Anyone who has information about an incident may contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or you may contact the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detective Commander Jeff Townson at (318) 357-3878. All calls shall be kept confidential.

NPD Press Release