US Marshals Violent Offender Task Force captures dangerous fugitive

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 08/19 2014 03:55PM

Updated 08/19 2014 03:57PM

A Texas Attempted Murder fugitive has been arrested in Natchitoches.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force working closely with the Natchitoches Police and Sheriff's Departments captures a wanted fugitive on the run from a same day shooting in Fort Worth back on Aug. 12.

Darrel Small, 28, of Clarence, Louisiana, was wanted by the Fort Worth Police Department for a shooting in which the victim was shot multiple times but lived.  Information was related to the task force Small planned to shoot more people before being arrested.

Due to the nature of the charges against Small members of the U.S. Marshals VOTF from both Alexandria and Shreveport converged on the Natchitoches area and worked in close coordination with local authorities to locate Small.

When located, Small attempted to evade arrest and used his vehicle to violently ram a police vehicle, causing injuries to multiple law enforcement officers.

Small then attempted to run over several officers who were attempting to remove him from his vehicle at which time task force officers fired shots in an attempt to stop Small, striking him once in the leg.  

Small was treated and released from the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and transported to the Natchitoches Parish Jail where he is facing new attempted murder charges in addition to his pending charges in Texas.

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