A shots fired call in Cedar Grove Sub-Division near Natchitoches has led to the arrest of a convicted felon and seizure of a semi-automatic handgun according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

On Sunday afternoon May 2 at approximately 2:47pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of shots fired in the Pecan Court area of Cedar Grove Sub-Division south of Natchitoches.
Deputies immediately responded to the area.

Deputies say while in the area, they observed a male walking with a weapon in his hand.
When he observed the sheriff’s unit, he attempted to conceal the weapon from view.
Deputies identified the person as 31-year-old Ricky A. Culbert Jr. of the 100 block of Pecan Court, Natchitoches.
Deputies say while speaking with Culbert they collected a Hi-Point 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

A local warrants/criminal history background check revealed Culbert was a felon having been convicted of Simple Burglary.

Culbert was placed under arrest, transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony.

Deputies say while interviewing Culbert he admitted to possession of the firearm and firing it a couple times.
Deputies have responded to complaints of shots being fired in Cedar Grove in the past. If you observe suspicious activity in your community, say something, contact the NPSO at 352-6432. Please attempt to provide accurate vehicle and person descriptions along with what type of suspicious activity is observed.

Culbert has been released on $15,000.00 bond set by a Tenth Judicial District Court pending his court appearance.

The weapon is currently being held as evidence for criminal proceedings.

Sgt. D. Dorsey was assisted by Deputies C. Olliff and S. Axsom.

To report an issue or typo with this article – CLICK HERE