A burn ban violation led to a Robeline woman being cited and the capture of her son on outstanding Natchitoches Parish criminal warrants that resulted in the seizure of narcotics and a cache of firearms according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.
It all began on Sept. 5 at approximately 10:21 am when Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #4 firefighters and NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau deputies responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a resident violating the parish and statewide burn ban by burning trash in their front yard located in the 100 block of Chuck Foshee Road in Robeline.
Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #4 arrived on scene discovering the fire requesting assistance from NPSO Deputies. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with the 76-year-old female homeowner. While speaking to her, she confirmed igniting the fire to burn trash but was unaware of the burn ban still being in effect.
Daily reports from the state fire marshal, law enforcement, media and online news sources informed the public of the burn ban still being in effect. Deputies say while issuing the violator a citation, they heard activity at the residence.
Deputies asked her if her son, Chuck Foshee, was inside the residence in which she replied “no”. Deputies had been looking for Chuck Foshee since October 2022 and May of 2023 on outstanding criminal warrants signed by a 10th Judicial District Judge for 2-counts of Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony. Shortly thereafter, Foshee holding a back-pack exited the residence and ran to nearby woods.
A perimeter was set-up. Additional back-up units responded to assist. As deputies were preparing to search the wooded area, Foshee then exited the woods running back towards the residence where he was taken into custody. Foshee then began to curse and threaten deputies saying “he would burn their homes down.”
During a search of his person incidental to the arrest, deputies discovered and seized 1-glass smoking apparatus containing approximately 1 gram of suspected methamphetamine and a loaded syringe containing suspected methamphetamine in his pockets. Deputies also recovered the back-pack which contained syringes, and two bags of ammunition. Foshee, a convicted felon is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.
NPSO Criminal Investigations Division detectives and Natchitoches Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force agents responded to assist in the investigation. Detectives obtained two search warrants signed by a 10th Judicial District Judge to search two residences located at 127 Chuck Foshee Road and 4358 Hwy. 478 in Robeline.
During a search, deputies seized 13-firearms, ammunition and drug paraphernalia. The firearms will be run through the National Crime Information Center. The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for analysis.
As a result:
-Chuck R. Foshee, 49, of the 100 block of Chuck Foshee Road, Robeline, La. was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with:
*2-Counts of Domestic Abuse Battery
*1-Count of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property
*14-Counts of Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony
(One count is a result of the criminal warrant issued in May of 2023)
*Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine-2nd or Subsequent Offenses.
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
*Criminal Obstruction of Justice
*Resisting an Officer
Foshee remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with a parole hold from La. Probation & Parole. Involved in the investigation and arrest were: NPSO Patrol Operations, NPSO Criminal Investigations, Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, and NPFD #4. Sheriff Wright commended the deputies and NPFD #4 on a job well done.
The statewide burn ban remains in effect.
If you recognize any of the firearms and believe it may have been stolen from you, contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau at 357-7830.