Natchitoches police arrest second suspect for homicide on Saida Street

Kenny Wayne Smith Jr.
Kenny Wayne Smith Jr.(Natchitoches Police Department)
Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 12:21 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 3:04 PM CDT
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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB) - #UPDATE Natchitoches police have arrested Kenny Wayne Smith for the homicide that happened Sunday morning on Saida Street.

Smith turned himself in at the Natchitoches Police Department on September 29, where he was arrested and charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.


The Natchitoches Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sunday, Sept. 25, on Saida Street near Carter’s Mobile Home Park.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Kenny Wayne Smith Jr., 27, of Natchitoches, who is sought for second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

If you have seen Smith Jr., contact NPD at (318) 352-8101 or Detective Rudy Glass at (318) 357-3878. Do not attempt to apprehend or detain him by yourself. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. Remember, all information given shall remain confidential.

Back on Sept. 25, NPD was dispatched to Saida Street in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they located Jaqurian Casson, 21, of Natchitoches, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. As a result of his injuries, Casson was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.

Cedric Daniels
Cedric Daniels(Natchitoches Police Department)

NPD previously arrested Cedric Daniels, 37, of Natchitoches, in relation to the shooting. He was taken into custody on Sept. 28 and was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smartphone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.

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