MANHUNT HAS ENDED; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

(Near Vowells Mill)-A two-day manhunt for a Mississippi man that eluded Louisiana State Police during a pursuit and crash on Monday morning, Sept. 12, has ended with his arrest near Vowells Mill according to Sheriff Stuart Wright.

Shortly after 2 pm this afternoon, Sept. 13, a concerned citizen called NATCOM 911 Center stating he encountered the suspect while traveling on La Hwy 478 just East of Hwy. 117. The caller stated as he was driving on Hwy. 478 the male exited some woods flagging him down asking if he could use his phone to call a relative. The caller stated he attempted to detain the suspect but the suspect said “man why you wanna do that” and took off running leaving one shoe behind.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Deputies with all-terrain vehicles and the Winn Parish K-9 Tracking Team responded to the scene.

Deputies set-up a perimeter of the area near Hwy. 478 and Hwy. 117.

Shortly after arriving on scene and deploying the K-9 Tracking Team into the woods, Rayshaud Naylor, 20, of Gulfport, Miss. was taken into custody without incident.

As a precautionary measure and from Naylor being on the run for over 24 hours deputies requested Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS respond to the scene for assessment.

Naylor was evaluated and released at the scene by EMS.

Naylor is currently being transported to th Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on State Police charges and other charges of Simple Burglary, etc pending by NPSO Detectives.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Sheriff Wright stated that we are pleased that an arrest has been made in this case with no resulting injuries, our deputies are trained to treat the public with dignity and respect at all times.

We thank Slaughter for his assistance and thank the public for their tips.

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office also extends thanks to the Winn Parish K-9 Chase Team for their assistance that led to the apprehension and arrest of Naylor.


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