Sabine Parish man arrested for attempted murder in connection to Sunday stabbing near Natchitoches

Darrius Sweet (NPSO)

NATCHITOCHES, La. (NPSO) - Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Sabine Parish man on attempted murder charges. The arrest was connected to a stabbing that resulted in a Natchitoches man being rushed to a Shreveport hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On February 17, around 10:08 p.m., deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to reports of a stabbing at a residence in the 100 block of Francis Street.

Deputies arrived and discovered a 20-year-old male suffering from multiple stab wounds standing outside of the residence.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS and Detectives assigned to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.

Detectives learned that Darrius L. Sweet, 20, of Many, allegedly went to the residence of his ex-girlfriend in the 100 block of Francis Street. While there, Sweet allegedly approached a vehicle where his ex-girlfriend was sitting. He then allegedly entered the vehicle, committing a battery on her then pulled her out of the vehicle, dragging her on the ground. Sweet then reportedly entered the residence and stabbed a male friend of the ex-girlfriend multiple times in the back and head.

Sweet fled before deputies arrived on scene.

The victim was transported from the scene to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in serious condition with life-threatening injuries and transferred to University Health-Shreveport.

Detectives identified Sweet as a suspect and obtained criminal warrants signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge for his arrest.

On Monday morning, Sabine Parish authorities arrested Sweet without incident.

Natchitoches deputies traveled to Sabine Parish and transported Sweet to the Natchitoches Detention Center where he was booked and charged with attempted second-degree murder, home invasion and battery on a dating partner.

Sweet remains in Natchitoches Detention Center without bond.

Detective Darrel Winder is case agent. NPSO Criminal Investigations Division 357-7830

Natchitoches Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents also issued citations to four individuals at the scene for Simple Possession of Marijuana. They were released pending their court appearances.

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