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News Release

Stolen Vehicle Call Leads to Chase

On November 14, around 10:30 am, APD received a call from the Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office regarding a stolen vehicle. According to information from VPSO, the vehicle was in the 2600 block of MacArthur Drive, and the driver was reportedly armed and had threatened to shoot police. Officers in the area were able to locate the vehicle, occupied by a male subject, in a parking lot in that block.

Officers approached and attempted to stop the vehicle before the suspect left the parking lot, however the driver fled through the lot, endangering pedestrians who were forced to flee out of the way of the truck. The driver exited onto the service road and then exited onto Masonic Drive, toward Lee Street. The pursuit continued for several blocks before the driver lost control of the vehicle in the 3100 block of Houston Street, crashing into a house. The driver fled on foot and was pursued by officers and apprehended shortly thereafter. Following the arrest, a handgun was found in the vehicle.

The driver, Joseph Chavez, 30, was arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Things Over $25,000, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer, Hit & Run, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Joseph Chavez, 9/2/1987
119 Ellie Mae Ln, Lafayette, LA

Multiple Agencies Capture Kidnapping, Rape Suspect

UPDATE (11/14/2017):
Following the apprehension of Edward Williams, detectives continued to investigate his actions following the initial November 1st complaint. The following information was learned during the investigation:

Early in the morning of November 13, a woman was abducted while walking to work in the 3600 block of North Blvd. She was battered and choked unconscious by the suspect before being put into his car and taken from the scene. Edward Williams was identified as the suspect in this case, and further information gained in this investigation led to new areas to search for Williams.

When Williams' vehicle was located later the same day, the female victim was still in the vehicle as he was pursued by police. Once Williams was in custody, the victim was able to provide further information, leading to the charges against Williams. Williams was ultimately charged with his warrant for Second Degree Rape, Second Degree Kidnapping, and False Imprisonment. He was charged for the November 13th incident with Attempted First Degree Murder, Domestic Abuse Battery with Strangulation, Second Degree Rape, Second Degree Kidnapping, and False Imprisonment. He was also charged with Simple Burglary for a separate incident on November 4.

Detectives continue to investigate these incidents. The identity of any victim of a sexual assault will not be released.

INITIAL RELEASE (11/13/2017):
On November 1, the Alexandria Police Department was called to a local hospital in reference to a rape investigation. During the investigation, detectives learned that a woman had been sexually assaulted in her home and forced to stay there with the suspect. She was then forced into the trunk of a car and battered before the suspect drove her to another location. She was eventually able to escape the suspect and contact police.

Detectives identified the suspect as Edward Williams, 40, and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Once the warrant was obtained, multiple agencies were notified and attempted to locate Williams, however his whereabouts could not be determined.

On November 13, a Louisiana State Police Troop E unit located the suspect's vehicle on Kateland Road in Grant Parish. LSP Air Support responded and began searching the area, while LSP and members of the US Marshal's Office Violent Offender Fugitive Apprehension Team converged on the area on the ground. Ground units attempted to stop the vehicle on Hwy 8, however Williams refused to stop, leading to a short pursuit.

Williams then left the vehicle while it was still in gear and fled on foot. APD Detectives and LSP Troopers were able to locate him swiftly and he was taken into custody. Alexandria Police took custody of Williams, pursuant to their investigation.

"We are relieved to have the suspect in custody, and thank both the State Police and US Marshal's Office for their help arresting him," said APD Chief Neal Bates. "This type of cooperation between Law Enforcement agencies is typical for Central Louisiana, and we are proud to work together to solve violent crimes and hold those responsible to account for their actions."

Williams is facing multiple charges, the details of which will be released later. The investigation continues, and more details will follow. No information is being released on the victim.

Edward Williams, 02/19/1977
145 Nellie Ryan Rd, Colfax, LA

Burglary Suspect Located, Arrested After Vehicle Chase

During the last week of October, APD Detectives investigated a series of burglaries in different areas of Alexandria. Multiple vehicles had been broken into, with tools being the main items that were stolen. Video surveillance from multiple crime scenes showed the same white truck and male suspect committing the burglaries. The truck was identified as a Toyota Tundra with a Texas license plate.

On November 1, Detectives saw a white Toyota Tundra driving on Third Street in Alexandria, with a male driving that appeared to be the suspect. The officers attempted to make a traffic stop, using lights and sirens, however the driver refused to stop. The vehicle chase ended a few blocks away, with the driver exiting and fleeing on foot. Officers were able to catch and detain the driver after a short foot chase.

Upon further investigation, the truck was determined to be the same one used in the burglary, but now had a stolen Louisiana license plate from another vehicle. The truck itself was also reported stolen from Texas. The driver was identified as Delwyn Decena, 35, and was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Switch License Plate, Resisting an Officer, and six counts of Simple Burglary. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Delwyn Decena
5408 Mansour Drive, Alexandria, LA

Suspects Charged with Hitting Man with Car, Drugs, Gun

On October 28, around 8:30 pm, APD officers responded to a disturbance at a business in the 3100 block of Lee Street. While en route, officers were told that someone had been run over by a car. Officers arrived and immediately began a foot pursuit of a fleeing suspect. The suspect was caught and detained for the duration of the investigation, and was identified as Sedrick Good, 22.

The investigating officers learned that the business owner had come to the business to check on it and found several people loitering on his lot. The owner had contacted police and they got into a verbal altercation. While waiting on police to arrive, the parties got into a beige car, and attempted to leave. The female driver, identified later as Serina Saunders, 18, could not back out and pulled the car forward a short distance, striking the owner and another male, but not running over them. After this, Good got out of the car and began punching the owner, who tried to defend himself. The other male attempted to aid the owner but was knocked to the ground, at which point Sauders and another female, later identified as Arielle Washington, 18, got out of the car and began kicking him.

Officers arrived on scene, at which time Good fled on foot, while Sauders and Washington left the scene in the car. The vehicle was located on 6th Street, and the two female suspects were apprehended. During the search of the suspects following their arrests, Good was found to be in possession of a .45 caliber handgun. A records check found that the gun had been reported stolen through the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. Good reported to the arresting officers that he had bought the gun on the streets.

Good was charged with Criminal Trespass, Second Degree Battery, Simple Battery, Resisting an Officer, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Saunders was charged with Aggravated Assault, Criminal Trespass, Simple Battery, and an unrelated warrant. Washington was, at first, charged with Criminal Trespass and Simple Battery, however, upon booking she was found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine. She was also charged with Possession of CDS II, and Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution. All three subjects were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Sedrick Good
1508 Sixth Street, Alexandria, LA

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Serina Saunders (no photo available)
17 Boone Rd, Lecompte, LA

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Arielle Washington
3807 Aguillard Ln, Alexandria, LA

Suspect Arrested for 2016 Burglaries

On April 20, 2016, a resident of the 2100 block of Turner Street reported burglaries of his vehicle and his storage shed. Officers responded to make a report and collect physical evidence from the scene. That evidence was submitted to the Crime Lab, and detectives were able to connect that evidence to a suspect. On September 13, 2017, a warrant was obtained for the arrest of Bryant Osteen, 35, for two counts of Simple Burglary.

Osteen was located and was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on October 15. This is Osteen's 60th booking.

Bryant Osteen
no fixed address, Alexandria, LA

Suspect Charged with Obscenity for Exposing Himself

On October 12, around 11:30 am, APD officers responded to a business on Wimbledon Blvd, to a report of a man exposing himself. Officers arrived and were directed toward the man, who was still inside the business. Witnesses reported that the man was wearing see-through clothes and he had approached women and directed their attention toward his genitals.

Officers approached the man and immediately saw that he was wearing see-through shorts, and that his genitals were clearly visible. They escorted the man outside to the parking lot, when he began saying he was sick and urinated on himself. Shortly thereafter, the man jumped up and ran from the officers, crossing Wimbledon and stopping traffic. The officers caught the man in another parking lot on Metro Drive and took him into custody.

The man lied about his name, but officers were able to properly identify him as Nathaniel Wesley, 27. He was charged with Obscenity, Obstructing a Public Passage, and Resisting an Officer, and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Nathaniel Wesley
5968 Dixie Ln, Alexandria, LA



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