Coushatta man arrested during traffic stop

A traffic stop by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies on Dec. 14 led to the arrest of a Red River Parish man wanted on attempted murder charges and seizure of semi-automatic rifle according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau were patrolling on Woodyard Drive in Natchitoches Wednesday afternoon when they stopped a 2016 Dodge Challenger for a traffic violation.

Just prior to the stop, deputies learned the vehicle license number had been entered into the National Crime Information Center as being wanted by Coushatta Police Department in connection with an attempted murder investigation.

Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as being 23-year-old Tremetrick S. Newton of Coushatta, La.

A warrants check through Coushatta Police confirmed that Newton was wanted by their agency since February 28, 2022 for 2-counts of attempted second degree murder and criminal damage to property.

Newton was arrested without incident.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a loaded Anderson Arms AR-15 semi-automatic pistol with a scope and drum magazine lying on the backseat of the vehicle.

The vehicle and weapon were seized as evidence for Coushatta Police Department.

Tremetrick S. Newton, 23, of Coushatta was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on the outstanding Coushatta Police warrants for 2-Counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Criminal Damage to Property.

Newton remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting transfer to Red River Parish.

Cpl. C. Halliburton and Deputy S. Dieter made the arrest.

“All Persons are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in the Court of Law or Administrative Process”