Natchitoches Police arrest individual for aggravated battery on Fairgrounds Road

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Mary Joe Howard (B/F, 18 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) for aggravated battery with domestic violence for a stabbing that occurred over the weekend.

On January 13, 2023 around 11:07 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the 200 block of Fairgrounds Road in reference to a person being stabbed at an apartment. Upon officers arrival they located the victim who said that Mary Joe Howard had stabbed him and that she was still inside the residence. Officers located Mary Joe Howard and she was placed under arrest without further incident.

The victim was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and was later transferred to another hospital for additional treatment.

Mary Joe Howard was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

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 Davanta Stevenson at (318) 357-3817. 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.

Corporal John Greely
Public Information Officer
Natchitoches Police Department

Release Date: January 16, 2023