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NPSO: Texas fugitive arrested near Natchitoches

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NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a Texas fugitive near Natchitoches according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

On Tuesday January 28th,  Deputies Brandon Smith and Clinton Dunn assigned to the NPSO Criminal Patrol Division received information that a former Texas man now living in the Natchitoches area, was wanted by Texas authorities for an Aggravated Sexual Assault involving a 15 year old juvenile female.

Deputies began following up on the leads. They collaborated information learning the fugitive was employed locally in Natchitoches.

Deputies then began checking possible locations in the Natchitoches area, where the suspect was believed to be living and during those checks received reliable information of his whereabouts.

Deputies went to a residence in the 2600 block of Johnson Chute Road near Natchitoches, and while attempting to make contact with an occupant of the residence, observed a subject attempting to elude them through a rear door of the residence, while armed with a loaded revolver according to Captain Tony Moran.

Deputies issued verbal commands to man, and took him into custody without incident, positively identifying him as the suspect wanted in Texas.

During a search of his person, deputies seized the loaded revolver, and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies then obtained permission to search the residence after the suspect told them he had illegal narcotics in the bedroom, seizing suspected marijuana.

Deputies arrested:

John Wayne Larned Jr., 26 of the 500 block of La. Hwy 504, Natchitoches, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Juvenile in Wise County-Decatur, Texas, 1-count of Aggravated Assault of a Juvenile with a Deadly Weapon in Wise County-Decatur, Texas,  and Natchitoches Parish charges of 1-count of Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person convicted of a Felony, 1-count of Possession of a Firearm during a Narcotics Offense, 1-count Possession of CDS Schedule I Marijuana, and 1-count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Larned remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting extradition to Texas.

Deputies also learned the Larned had been living in the Oak Grove community near Natchitoches for several months.

Sheriff Victor Jones commended his deputies in the arrest of a potentially dangerous armed child sex offender.  "Jones, said that he is pleased with the arrest, and grateful that this suspect will not have the opportunity to harm another innocent child in Natchitoches Parish, or  any other area.

Larned had a prior felony criminal history.

Involved in the arrests were:  Deputies Brandon Smith and Clinton Dunn.

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