Three residents of Coushatta were arrested, along with four others from northwest Louisiana, in connection with the theft of two all-terrain vehicles. The ATVs have not been recovered. They are believed to be somewhere in Red River Parish.
The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office headed the investigation of the theft of two ATVs from a shed near Powhatan during the night on January 21st. The ATVs are described as Yamaha Kodiak 700 models (similar to the one in the photo) with an approximate value of $14,000.
Sheriff’s detectives from Red River, Sabine and Caddo parishes joined in the investigation. Natchitoches Chief of Investigations Greg Dunn said they obtained the names of several persons of interest. Warrants were obtained from a Tenth Judicial District Judge for the arrest of the seven suspects.
Coushatta residents arrested in the investigation were Armaa Y. Edwards, Larris Edwards, and Simco W. Morris.
Armaa Y. Edwards, 17, of the 900 block of 2nd Street, Coushatta, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on February 21st, charged with 2-counts of Theft less than $750, 1-count of Criminal Trespassing, 1-count of Attempted Theft, and 1-count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile
Larris Edwards, 19, of the 900 block of 2nd Street, Coushatta, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on February 27th, charged with 1-count of Criminal Conspiracy, 2-counts of Felony Theft between $5000-$25,000, 1-count of Attempted Theft, 1-count of Theft less than $750 and 1-count of Criminal Trespassing.
Simco W. Morris, 21, of the 900 block of 2nd Street, Coushatta, La., is currently being held in the Red River Parish Jail on Red River Parish charges of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, Flight from an Officer and Resisting an Officer.Morris is also being held on Natchitoches Parish charges of 1-count of Criminal Conspiracy, 2-counts of Felony Theft between $5000-$25,000, 1-count of Theft less than $750, 1-count of Attempted Theft and 1-count of Criminal Trespassing.
In addition three Shreveport residents and one resident of Many were arrested and charged in the case.
All of the suspects have bonded out of jail pending their court appearances with the exception of Simco Morris and Larris Edwards.
Detectives say the ATVs have not been recovered but believe they may to be in Red River Parish.If you have any information on the whereabouts of the ATVs contact the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 352-6432 or your local law enforcement agency.Anyone caught in possession of the stolen ATV’s may be charged with Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.