Natchitoches Police investigate negligent homicide in death of one year old

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a negligent homicide that occurred Sunday afternoon in the Natchitoches Thomas Apartments.

Natchitoches Police Department officers responded to a medical emergency on Dec. 25 around 4:22 pm in the Natchitoches Thomas Apartments.  Upon officers arrival they located an unresponsive one year old victim.  After attempting several life saving measures the juvenile was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.

Detectives with the Natchitoches Police Department were called to further investigate the death.  As a result of their investigation Damian Jewett (B/M, 27 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) and Jocelyn Crenshaw (B/F, 23 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) was placed under arrest for negligent homicide.  Damian Jewett and Jocelyn Crenshaw were placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. 

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 Shermaria Lewis at (318) 238-3914.  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 $2,500 for the arrest of an offender.