The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested DeAndre Butler (B/M, 22 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) for Second Degree Rape, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Domestic Abuse Battery by Strangulation, False Imprisonment, Simple Kidnapping, Simple Robbery, Simple Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Resisting Arrest.
On April 10, 2021, officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in reference to a rape. After a thorough investigation detectives assigned to the case were able to determine that DeAndre Butler was the perpetrator.
On June 7, 2021 around 10:12 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department met with a victim at the police station about a disturbance that took place in the 800 block of Clarence Drive. Officers were told that DeAndre Butler came to the residence uninvited and committed a battery on his ex-girlfriend. After hitting his ex-girlfriend he refused to let anyone inside of the home leave until an unexpected guest knocked on the door and DeAndre Butler fled the area.
On June 13, 2021 around 3:25 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Clarence Drive in reference to a kidnapping. Upon officers arrival they spoke with a witness who told them that DeAndre Butler and another individual attacked the victim and forced him into their vehicle. While officers and detectives were still on scene the victim of the kidnapping arrived back to the 800 block of Clarence Drive. The victim said that he was attacked and forced into a vehicle by DeAndre Butler and another person but he was able to free himself in the 500 block of Lakeview Drive.
On June 22, 2021 around 12:30 p.m., detectives were able to locate DeAndre Butler at a residence on Genti Street. After a brief foot chase DeAndre Butler was placed under arrest without incident.
DeAndre Butler has been placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he currently awaiting bond.
If you would like to report suspicious activity, please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Terry Johnson at (318) 357-3858 or Detective Alisha Robertson at (318) 357-3810. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.
Release Date: June 23, 2021