Natchitoches Police arrest three suspects in double homicide on Short Seventh Street

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.


4 thoughts on “Natchitoches Police arrest three suspects in double homicide on Short Seventh Street

  1. Doesn’t it seem that there are a large number of murders in this town in relation to our population? What in the sam hill is going on here? And the shame of it, apart from the loss of the victims, is that these young men are 22,21, and 17 years old. Their lives are over before they’ve even begun. All they have to look forward to is a lifetime in prison if not an execution needle.

    And why were the two people murdered? Why were two other people targeted for murder? What is going on in this town that requires 4 people to die? I wouldn’t be surprised if it involved drug dealers. Should the rest of us be afraid of getting caught in the crossfire of some drug dealers’ territorial war?

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