On Tuesday Natchitoches Sheriff's deputies received information that Texas authorities were searching for John Larned, Jr., 26, in connection with the Aggravated Sexual Assault of a 15-year-old girl.
After a brief investigation they learned Larned was working in Natchitoches and tracked him to a home in the 2600 block of Johnson Chute Rd.
When deputies arrived Larned, who was armed with a gun, attempted to flee through the back door but was taken into custody a short time later without incident.
Investigators also searched the home and seized marijuana from one of the bedrooms.
Larned was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with 1-count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Juvenile in Wise Co.-Decatur, Texas, 1-count of Aggravated Assault of a Juvenile with a Deadly Weapon in Wise Co.-Decatur, Texas.
Larned was also charged with 1-count of Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person convicted of a Felony, 1-count of Possession of a Firearm during a Narcotics Offense, 1-count Possession of CDS Schedule I Marijuana and 1-count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Natchitoches Parish.
Larned is currently awaiting extradition to Texas.
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