The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Jaleel Tousant, Jessie James Petite Jr. and Daerieon Latchie for the double homicide that occurred on Short Seventh Street.
On February 2, 2020 the Natchitoches Police Department was notified by the Monroe Police Department that Daerieon Latchie had surrendered himself to them in reference to the arrest warrant for the double homicide on Short Seventh Street.
On February 5, 2020 around 11:01 a.m., investigators with the Natchitoches Police Department were able to locate Jaleel Tousant in the 500 block of North Street. The Natchitoches S.W.A.T. Team was notified and Jaleel Tousant was arrested without incident along with three family members.
Shortly after Jaleel Tousant was placed under arrest, Jessie James Petite Jr., turned himself in at the Natchitoches Police Department and was arrested without incident.
Jaleel Tousant (B/M, 22 y.o.a. of Natchitoches), Jessie James Petite Jr. (B/M, 21 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) and Daerieon Latchie (B/M, 17 y.o.a of Natchitoches) have been arrested and charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder.
Colin Smith (B/M, 26 y.o.a. of Natchitoches), Catherine Tousant (B/F, 51 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) and Kanishia Tousant (B/F, 19 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) have been arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder for harboring Jaleel Tousant at their residence.
The Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.
If you would like to report suspicious activity or an emergency please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective William Connell at (318) 238-3911. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.