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NPSO: five arrested for staged home invasion

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Five Natchitoches residents  have been arrested in connection with a staged home invasion, and armed robbery near Natchitoches according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

According to NPSO, on Thursday evening, January 16th, at approximately 8:40pm, NPSO Deputies responded to a 911 call of   a reported home invasion/armed robbery in the 200 block of Cedar Grove Drive, in the Cedar Grove Sub-Division, south of Natchitoches.

The female caller, reported that 2 masked males forcibly entered her residence,  armed with handguns, robbing her and three friends at gunpoint of less than one-hundred dollars cash, cell phones, a purse,  Pioneer Stereo and equipment,  in a vehicle parked outside the residence.

Deputies say two male victims at the residence, reported they were told by the suspects to lay on the floor, while they were kicked and pistol whipped by the suspects.

It was also reported that children were in the residence.

NPSO Detectives and Natchitoches EMS Paramedics responded to the scene.

Deputies began an extensive search of the area, based on the information obtained from the victims concerning the robbery.

During the investigation, deputies assigned to the patrol division and detectives began interviewing all of the victims.

During those interviews, deputies began developing conflicting stories in the investigation.

Deputies then learned the home invasion/armed robbery had been planned and conspired by several individuals.

As a result, deputies began identifying multiple suspects involved in the case according to Sheriff Jones.

Throughout the night, deputies continued the investigation, obtaining sufficient evidence and probable cause to arrest the following individuals:

Aqualious Chaemon Harris, 23 of the 200 block of Cedar Grove Drive, Natchitoches, La., booked into    the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.

Sasha A. Cole, 23 of the 200 block of Cedar Grove Drive, Natchitoches, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.

Lederien Deshun Wilson, 19 of the 100 block of Pecan Court, Natchitoches, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.

Lamont Deshon Dorsey, 21 of the 200 block of La. Hwy 119, Natchez, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery,  2-counts of Armed Robbery, 2-counts of Armed Robbery with a Firearm,  2-counts of Aggravated Second Degree Battery, and Probation Violation.

James  Edward Williams II,  18 of the 100 block of Vienna Parkway, Natchitoches, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, 2-counts of Armed Robbery, 2-counts of Armed Robbery with a Firearm, and 2-counts of Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

All five suspects remain in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond.

Deputies say the victims were treated for injuries at the scene by paramedics.

Deputies say during the investigation, they learned that Harris, Cole, Dorsey, and Wilson conspired earlier on Thursday to invite the 2 male victims to the residence, with the intentions of robbing them at gunpoint of money, stereo equipment, etc. to pay Harris's house rent.

Deputies also recovered some of the stolen equipment hidden in a dog house after one of the suspects directed them to the evidence.

Deputies say the investigation is currently continuing, and they are actively searching for an additional suspect believed to be involved in the Armed Robbery.

Involved in the investigation and arrests were:  Sgt. Shane LaCaze, Detective Brian Turner,  Deputy Matthew Powell, Deputy Chad Johnson, and Deputy Ryan Lacey assisted by agents with the Natchitoches Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force.

 

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