A recent investigation by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives has led to the arrest of a south Natchitoches Parish man on sexual battery charges according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.
Shortly after 6:30pm on Friday October 23, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Bureau responded to the sexual battery of an employee at a south Natchitoches Parish convenience store.
The complaint focused on allegations of a man identified as Glen P. Russell entering the business and while there inappropriately touching a female employee of the business in a sexual manner.
Deputies arrived on scene speaking with the management, interviewed the victim, made sure the victim was safe then completed an offense report for investigative purposes.
Deputies then turned the case over to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau.
Detectives began their investigation by reviewing business surveillance video, interviewing the victim and positively identifying the suspect identified as Glen P. Russell.
Detectives obtained sufficient evidence and probable cause during the investigation to obtain a criminal arrest warrant signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge for the arrest of Mr. Russell.
On October 29 at approximately 11:33am, Glen Pierce Russell, 72, of the 1700 block of Bayou Derbonne Road, Montrose or 300 block of Sherwood Drive, Dry Prong, La. was arrested and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of sexual battery.
Russell has been released on a $25,000.00 bond set by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge pending his court appearance.
Detectives say while interviewing Russell he confessed to the act.
Patrol Deputies issued the victim a LAVNS form. LAVNS is a service provided by the LCLE in cooperation with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association (LSA), Louisiana District Attorneys’ Association (LDAA), and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DOC).
LAVNS will monitor the custody status of adult inmates in all parish jails and state prisons. By calling our LA VINE LINE (866-LAVNS-4-U) or by accessing our website at the above link, you may inquire about an offender’s status and, optionally, register to be notified upon any change to that offender’s custody status (i.e., release from jail, transfer to another facility, etc.).
LAVNS is FREE to victims who may call it ANONYMOUSLY and as often as they wish to register or to determine an inmate’s current status.
Deputy C. Haliburton was assisted by Detective D. Sowell in the investigation and arrest.
We commend the store management for their responsible act of protecting their employee, seeing something was not right and reporting this unacceptable act to the NPSO.