Update: Natchitoches Police identify second suspect for homicide on Saida Street

Smith and Daniels are presumed innocent until proven guilty

Update: Natchitoches Police identify second suspect for homicide on Saida Street

The Natchitoches Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Kenny Wayne Smith Jr. (B/M, 27 y.o.a. of Natchitoches).

An arrest warrant has been issued for Kenny Wayne Smith Jr. who is charged with Second Degree Murder and Attempted Second Degree Murder.

If you have seen Kenny Wayne Smith Jr. please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective Rudy Glass at (318) 357-3878. Do not attempt to apprehend or detain this individual by yourself. Kenny Wayne Smith Jr. is considered to be armed and dangerous. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smart phone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.

Update: Natchitoches Police arrest suspect for homicide on Saida Street

The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Cedric Daniels (B/M, 37 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) for the homicide that occurred early Sunday morning on Saida Street.

On September 28, 2022, investigators with the Natchitoches Police Department were able to locate Cedric Daniels in the 5100 block of University Parkway. The Natchitoches S.W.A.T. Team was notified and Cedric Daniels was arrested without incident.

Cedric Daniels was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and is charged with Second Degree Murder and Attempted Second Degree Murder.

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 Rudy Glass at (318) 357-3878. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

 

Original Story: Natchitoches Police investigate homicide on Saida Street

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning on Saida Street near Carter’s Mobile Home Park.

On September 25, 2022 around 12:15 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to Saida Street in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon officers arrival they located, Jaqurian Casson, (B/M, 21 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) who was suffering from a gunshot wound. As a result of his injuries, Jaqurian Casson, was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.

This investigation is ongoing and the Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.

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 Rudy Glass at (318) 357-3878. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smart phone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.

Corporal John Greely
Public Information Officer
Natchitoches Police Department