Natchitoches Police arrest individual after fleeing from officers

Natchitoches Police Department officers responded to the 1400 block of Dixie Street in reference to gunshots in the area on Oct. 10. While officers were checking the area they attempted to stop a vehicle but the driver stopped his car in the middle of the street and fled on foot.

Officers called for a tow truck and conducted an inventory of the vehicle. While doing an inventory of the vehicle officers located a large amount of marijuana and a firearm with a large capacity drum magazine that had been reported stolen last year.

On Oct. 11 Paul Vaughn Jr., turned himself into the Natchitoches Police Department. He was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention and charged with resisting an officer, obstructing a public passage, simple possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS schedule 1 and possession of a stolen firearm.

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