Natchitoches SWAT team assists in capture of suspect in Red River Parish

According to a Task Force Official, the Natchitoches SWAT team assisted the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office with a search warrant in the 200 block of Layfield Road in North Natchitoches Parish on July 9. RRSO had obtained a search warrant for the residence, in reference to stolen firearms and other items allegedly being stored there.

A search of the residence was conducted by members of the Red River Parish Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Agents assigned to the Natchitoches Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force (NMJDTF). The following items were located inside the residence:

Springfield Armory 308 rifle
Smith and Wesson .40 cal pistol
Winchester 12 ga shotgun.
Marlin Firearms .22 Long Rifle.
.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine
Glass pipes, commonly used for the ingestion of methamphetamine.
On 7/16/19, Kevin T. Hughes, 47, w/m was arrested after turning himself in to authorities. Hughes was charged with the following charges:

4- counts of Possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS
1- count of Possession of CDS II (methamphetamine)
1- count of Possession of drug paraphernalia


Hughes was placed into the NPDC awaiting bond.

The Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force would like to thank the Citizens of Natchitoches for their support. Many times an investigation begins with a simple phone call or tip from a concerned citizen. For this reason the Task Force encourages all citizens to report any crimes in their neighborhoods anonymously by calling 318-357-2248, The Natchitoches Police Department, or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office.


9 thoughts on “Natchitoches SWAT team assists in capture of suspect in Red River Parish

  1. Gotta love America. A guy on meth with a machine gun just minding his own business, and the cops roll up with a search warrant. And they weren’t even there about that stuff. It was about stolen property.

    I’m glad the officers didn’t get shot and killed. I’m glad they caught this guy who’s probably dangerous. I’m glad I never bumped into him when I was driving around lost in Red River Parish. I’m glad one more drug user might actually go into rehab and get (and stay) clean.

    But Jiminy H. Cricket, folks! Isn’t it fair that some people don’t get to exercise their 2nd amendment rights? Like ones who use drugs like meth? And can’t we keep people from getting their hands on assault rifles and enough bullets to take out a crowd of people when they’re on drugs and angry?

    I’m just sayin’

    • He didn’t have a machine gun or assault rifle. Also, he was possessing them illegally. Criminals aren’t going to follow the law…even if we make them more strict.
      Kudos to the team for getting this guy of the streets. Maybe he’ll get cleaned up and change his life around.

  2. another great job by the NMJDTF,SWAT and Red River on working together
    to rid the parish of drugs and guns,y’all do a great job and deserve a ton
    of credit .

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