Shortly after 11:00 on the morning of May 9, 2017, Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office (RRPSO) detectives learned of the possible whereabouts of Daryl L. Williams who had two outstanding arrest warrants. The first warrant, issued in August of 2016, stemmed from a probation violation. The second warrant was issued on May 1, 2017 after Williams fled on foot from deputies following a traffic stop.
As multiple units gathered just south of Coushatta to finalize plans to approachthe residence, another deputy maintained surveillance at the Rolling Hills Trailer Park. Prior to approaching the residence, a vehicle believed to be occupied by the suspect was observed leaving the trailer parktraveling north on U.S. Hwy 71.
As the vehicle cleared the intersection of U.S. Hwy 71 and LA Hwy 784, a responding deputy initiated a traffic stop just south of Horton’s Texaco. After coming to a stop, the front seat passenger, believed to be Williams, exited the car and fled on foot through a wooded area. A pursuing deputy observed the suspect run behind a house and crawl under a storage building.
Multiple responding deputies established a perimeter around the building to prevent escape. Following repeated opportunities for the subject to voluntarily surrender, deputies disbursed a chemical agent under the building. Shortly thereafter, the suspect surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. He was positively identified as Williams.
Red River EMS was subsequently dispatched to the scene to treat Williams for chemical exposure. Upon recommendations from medics, Williams was transported to the Christus Coushatta emergency room for further evaluation and treatment.After being released from doctor’s care, he was transported to the Red River Parish Jail for booking.
Daryl L. Williams, B/M, age 31 of the 500 block of Arlington St., Coushatta, LA was charged with two counts of Resisting an Officer as well as a probation violation. His bond was set at $5,000 and he remains incarcerated. A probation/parole hold has also been placed on his release.