Suspect Arrested After Standoff Booked Into Parish Jail

A Coushatta man wanted in connection with numerous infractions has been booked into the parish jail.  He was taken into custody following a standoff on Ashland Road on Friday afternoon.

Valerie Dawayne Frazier is being held without bond.  Captain A.R. Cole, Sr of the Coushatta Police Department told the Journal, “The Red River Parish K-9 Unit apprehended the suspect hiding in the residence attic.”  Cole added, “No shots were fired, and no gun was located in the residence.”  Cole said two weapons were found in the back yard of the house, but they were not involved in the standoff.

Frazier faces a long list of charges including four counts of battery of a police officer and resisting an officer, illegal use of weapons, simple battery, hit and run driving and careless operation plus no driver’s license.

Frazier is also being held on fugitive warrants from Natchitoches Parish.  There are numerous outstanding charges in Natchitoches including failure to appear to plead to aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting an officer, armed robbery, burglary, and stalking, among other charges.


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