Update: Natchitoches Police arrest suspect for Principal to Second Degree Murder

The Natchitoches Police Department arrested Ambrea Howard (B/F, 27 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) for Principal to Second Degree Murder.  Ambrea Howard was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

The State of Louisiana defines principals as, “All persons concerned in the commission of a crime, whether present or absent, and whether they directly commit the act constituting the offense, aid and abet in its commission, or directly or indirectly counsel or procure another to commit the crime.”

The Natchitoches Police Department is still asking the public for assistance in locating Matthew Robinson (B/M, 19 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) who has an active arrest for Second Degree Murder.

If you have seen Matthew Robinson please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective Shermaria Lewis at (318) 357-3914.  Do not attempt to apprehend or detain this individual by yourself.  Matthew Robinson is considered to be armed and dangerous.  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.

Update: Natchitoches Police identify suspect for homicide at Motel 6

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

An arrest warrant has been issued for Matthew Robinson who is charged with Second Degree Murder.

If you have seen Matthew Robinson please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective Shermaria Lewis at (318) 357-3914.  Do not attempt to apprehend or detain this individual by yourself.  Matthew Robinson is considered to be armed and dangerous.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.  

Original Story: Natchitoches Police investigate homicide at Motel 6

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Tuesday morning at Motel 6.

On July 11, 2023 around 2:19 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to Motel 6 located at 7624 Highway 1 By-Pass in reference to a gunshot victim.  Upon officers arrival they located, Michael Porter, (B/M, 35 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Michael Porter was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of his injuries. 

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) 357-3914.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.