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NPSO arrests man wanted in Sunday attempted murder

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 NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for 30-year-old Kenneth Dewayne Smith, Jr. of Red River Parish in connection with a Sunday morning shooting near the Fairview Alpha community in north Natchitoches Parish.

Deputies say around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, NPSO responded to a shooting on a logging road off of Messick Road near Fairview Alpha.

Deputies say the victim, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. 

Deputies say Kenneth Dewayne Smith, Jr. is being considered the suspect in the attempted murder. He's 5'11", 165 lbs., with brown/red hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue and white swim shorts, a brown and white polo shirt, and black flip flops.

Smith's last known address is in the 900 block of Meeks Road in Coushatta.

Deputies say a weapon was recovered at the crime scene, but he may still be considered dangerous.

Anyone with more information is asked to get in touch with NPSO at 318-352-6432 or your nearest law enforcement agency. 


**UPDATE (Sunday, June 29 at 4:00 p.m.)** The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office says they have found and arrested Kenneth Dewayne Smith, Jr. in Coushatta. He is being charged with one count of attempted murder and being booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.


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