Shortly after 3:00 AM Saturday morning, Winnfield Police captured a murder suspect A L Simmons II, 20, of Campti at Maplewood Apartments on S. Jones Street in Winnfield, La.
Winnfield Police Officers, R. Creel, D. Loftin, and B. Cotton responded to a tip that the suspect was at Flatlands Apartments on S. Jones Street. Whenever officers arrived, the suspect had fled and was actually found down the street at Maplewood Apartments. The suspect was apprehended at gunpoint on the ground and did not resist officers.
“Our officers did outstanding police work. We appreciate the tips from the community that helped with apprehending the suspect. It’s a great example of how the community and police department work together to make our community a safer place.” said Winnfield Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Charles Curry.
Simmons has been transferred to and is now in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
On Friday afternoon June 12 at approximately 12:09pm, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of a white 2006 Dodge pickup truck in the ditch in the 200 block of Greenville Drive in Clarence occupied by a male suffering from a gunshot wound.
Deputies discovered 60-year-old Allen Darrel Halford of Colfax, La. deceased inside the vehicle.
Halford was pronounced dead at the scene by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.
A L Simmons II fled the scene before law enforcement arrived and was identified as the alleged shooter in the investigation.
Detectives established sufficient evidence and probable cause to obtain a criminal warrant for the arrest of Simmons signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge.
All Point Bulletin Law Enforcement Messages were issued along with Simmons being entered in the National Crime Information Center as a wanted murder suspect in Natchitoches Parish.
Detectives passing on intelligence information to other agencies along with other deputies were actively searching for Simmons throughout the day and night until his capture Saturday morning.