A car traveling 128 miles per hour on Interstate-49 has led to the arrest of an attempted murder suspect , seizure of illegal narcotics and weapons on Sunday morning according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones.
On Sunday morning May 10 at approximately 9:20am, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division were patrolling on Interstate-49 near Ajax when they observed and clocked a vehicle traveling southbound speeding 128 miles per hour in a posted 75 mph speed zone.
NatCom 911 Center also received reports of the vehicle traveling at an excessive speed.
Deputies stopped the white 2019 Kia passenger car as it exited I-49 on La. Hwy 6 in Natchitoches.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 22-year-old Demario D. Braxton of Natchez, La.
Deputies say while speaking with Braxton they smelled a strong marijuana odor as he replied he was in a rush to take someone to the hospital.
Two passengers in the vehicle were identified as 18-year-old Michael A. Shields of Natchitoches and another individual that identified himself with a false name as Jason Jackson with an unknown DOB but later positively identified as 22-year-old Donta S. Brimsey of Natchitoches.
Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle, seizing a bottle of suspected promethaizine syrup, and a Micro Draco semi-automatic 7.62X39mm caliber pistol similar to a AK-47 wrapped in a towel in the trunk and along with some .22 caliber bullets.
A local warrants check revealed that Donta Brimsey was wanted by Natchitoches Police Department for Attempted Second Degree Murder in connection with a March 31st shooting on Welch Street in Natchitoches according to Sheriff-elect Stuart Wright.
*Donta S. Brimsey, 22, of the 100 block of Reba Street, Natchitoches transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Possession of a Legend Drug, Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person convicted of a Felony, Resisting an Officer by Giving a False Name, and NPD Criminal Warrant for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder.
Brimsey has a prior felony conviction for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.
*Michael A. Shields, 18, of the 700 block of Bossier Street, Natchitoches transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Possession of a Legend Drug.
*Demario D. Braxton, 22, of the 100 block of Sam Clark Road, Natchez transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Speeding 128/75, 1-count Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of a Firearm by a Person convicted of a Felony, and Probation Violation.
Braxton has a prior Aggravated Assault with a Firearm conviction and remains on probation until 2021.
A further investigation into Braxton’s suspicious behavior led to the discovery of a Smith and Wesson Walther .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun, 4 suspected ecstasy tabs and 1-suspected alprazolam narcotic pill.
The Smith & Wesson handgun was reported stolen through Webster Parish authorities.
Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents also responded to assist in the investigation.
Deputies also charged with Braxton with additional charges of: 2-counts of Obstruction of Justice, 1-count of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Ecstasy with Intent to Distribute, Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of CDS IV Alprazolam.
All three suspects remain in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
The rental vehicle was impounded.
Involved in the investigation and arrests were: Deputies J. Creighton, M.Smith, Lt. S. LaCaze, Reserve Deputy A. Mitchell and Natchitoches Drug Task Force Agents.
The investigation is ongoing.
Sheriff-elect Stuart Wright said we are pleased that we have taken a violent attempted murder suspect, illegal narcotics and weapons off the streets. We will continue to aggressively pursue criminal offenders in Natchitoches Parish to assure our citizens safety.”