A call from Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office reporting a reckless vehicle traveling into Natchitoches Parish has led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle and arrests of two people from Tennessee according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

On Friday September 18 at approximately 8:15pm, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office contacted NATCOM 911 Center reporting that received a call reporting an older white Chevrolet pickup truck driving recklessly with a female in the rear on La. Hwy 1 traveling into Natchitoches Parish.

The female caller in the rear of the truck stated the driver was driving recklessly and failing to stop to let her exit the bed area of the vehicle.

Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to area to intercept the vehicle.

Deputies began checking the area and observed two suspicious individuals, a male and female walking near a business on La. Hwy 490.

A white 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck was also nearby.

While deputies were interviewing the individuals, identified as Eric S. Bradley and Marteasa Pratt, they learned Bradley allegedly operating the vehicle.

Deputies conducted a NCIC license plate check on the vehicle learning the truck had been stolen in Calcasieu Parish.

Calcasieu deputies requested a hold be placed on the two suspects.

As a result, deputies arrested:

Eric Scott Bradley, 44, of Knoxville, TN transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.

Marteasa Gail Pratt, 45, of Knoxville, TN transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Larceny.

A Tenth Judicial District Court Judge has set bond on both Bradley and Pratt at $5000. A hold has been placed for Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Detectives.

Bradley told deputies he messed up taking the truck.”

The vehicle has been recovered and stored at a local wrecker service until the owner can make arrangements to pick it up.

Lt. M. Wilson and Reserve Deputy P. Ray made the arrests.