During the early morning hours of Friday, June 26, 2019, the Natchitoches Police Department’s, Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU), initiated a pursuit at 0216 Hrs. in reference to the wanted suspect, Valere Frazier, with the combined efforts of on duty shift officers Mr. Frazier was taken into custody and later transported out to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
Valere DeWayne Frazier, West Lawn Dr., Slidell, LA, Black, Male, DOB: 8/21/1986, 33 years of age. Frazier was arrested on 3 counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, 1 count of Resisting an Officer, 1 count of Possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies.
Shortly after 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Natchitoches Police Department responded to shots being fired near the 700 Block of Abbie Dr. Units from the police department immediately responded to the scene discovering the suspect which led to a foot pursuit. Officers then reported seeing the suspect dive into Cane River Lake to evade capture. The Natchitoches Sheriff’s Office along with the Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries responded to the area to assist in locating the suspect who was identified by witnesses.
Valere DeWayne Frazier, West Lawn Dr., Slidell, LA, Black, Male, DOB: 8/21/1986, 33 years of age. Frazier is wanted as the primary suspect in an active aggravated assault case and currently has active warrants for his arrest through the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office. Frazier remains at large and is considered; armed and dangerous.
This investigation remains under current investigation however, the Natchitoches Police Department is urging any citizen with information in reference to this incident to please contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101 or you may contact Lt. Commander Jeff Townson of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 357-3852. All calls shall be kept confidential.