Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Campti man on May 4 while he was operating a stolen vehicle near Natchitoches according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Damian Lamon Simmons, 20, of the 200 block of Pasture Road, Campti was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center around 4:00am, charged with 1-count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things valued over $10,000.00.

At approximately 2:54am, Deputy Silas Axsom assigned to the NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau was patrolling on La. Hwy 6 near the North Natchitoches Bypass when he observed a silver 2020 Chevrolet Trax traveling eastbound. A NCIC license plate computer check revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen through Winnfield Police Department.

Deputies stopped the vehicle on La. Hwy 6 East near Natchitoches.

Additional units responded to assist.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Simmons.

NATCOM 911 Center confirmed the vehicle stolen through Winnfield Police Department.

After confirming the vehicle stolen, Simmons was arrested without incident.

Deputies say while speaking with Simmons he stated someone let him borrow the vehicle but forgot the name.”

A local towing service was contacted to impound the vehicle until the owner could make arrangements to pick it up.

Simmons remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.