Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Natchitoches man on traffic and weapons charges after he threw an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle from his vehicle on I-49 just south of Natchitoches on Sunday afternoon according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.
Shortly after 12 pm on Nov. 13, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were patrolling on I-49 just south of Natchitoches when they clocked a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro traveling southbound, speeding 98 miles per hour in a posted 75 mph speed zone.
Deputies stopped the vehicle south of Natchitoches.
Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as Khalil B. Wadood, 20 of Natchitoches.
During the traffic stop, deputies learned Wadood did not have a drivers license and no vehicle compulsory insurance on the vehicle.
Through unidentified sources, deputies also learned Wadood threw a long gun from the passenger side of the vehicle just prior to the traffic stop.
Additional deputies responded to assist.
Deputies searched the immediate area which led to the recovery of a loaded AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
A National Crime Information Center weapons check revealed the gun was not stolen, however, Wadood was prohibited from possessing firearms because he was classified as a convicted felon.
A search of the vehicle also led to the seizure and recovery of an AR-15 drum magazine, additional ammunition and other items.
NPSO K-9 “Roka” was also utilized on the vehicle.
Wadood, was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Speeding 98/75, No Drivers License, No Vehicle Compulsary Insurance, Criminal Obstruction of Justice and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony.
Wadood who is on felony probation remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention with a probation hold.
The firearm will be transported to the crime lab for analysis.
Wadood stated he was traveling from Natchitoches to Alexandria.
Deputies A. Llorence and C. Haliburton made the arrest.