Update: Natchitoches Police arrest suspect in St. Maurice Lane Shooting

Friday, November 4, 2022

The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Ashton Phillips (B/M, 19 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) for the shooting that occurred late Sunday night on St. Maurice Lane.

Phillips turned himself in on Nov. 4 at the Natchitoches Police Department where he was arrested without incident. He was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and two counts of aggravated criminal damage to property.

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 William Connell at (318) 238-3911.  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.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Update: Natchitoches Police identify suspect in St. Maurice Lane shootings

The Natchitoches Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Ashton Phillips (B/M, 19 y.o.a. of Natchitoches).

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ashton Phillips who is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and two counts of aggravated criminal damage to property.

If you have seen Ashton Phillips please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective William Connell at (318) 238-3911.  Do not attempt to apprehend or detain this individual by yourself.  Ashton Phillips is considered to be armed and dangerous.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

Original Story: Natchitoches Police investigate gunshots on St. Maurice Lane

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating two separate reports of gunshots being fired on St. Maurice Lane Sunday night and early Tuesday morning.

On Oct. 30 around 9:09 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the 500 block of St. Maurice Lane in reference to gunshots in the area.  Upon officers arrival they located several witnesses who said that two vehicles began shooting at an individual who was walking on East Sixth Street.  Officers on scene were told that earlier in the night an altercation took place at a local business and that the individuals inside the two vehicles shot at the victim in retaliation.   

On Nov. 1 around 3:50 a.m., officers again responded to the 500 block of St. Maurice Lane in reference to gunshots in the area.  Officers and detectives are still investigating this case and we 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 William Connell at (318) 238-3911.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.