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Authorities arrest local police chief

The police chief of a small community outside of Natchitoches is in trouble with the law.
The police chief of a small community outside of Natchitoches is in trouble with the law.

Friday morning Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Johnny Rowell, 63, in the 200 block of Goldonna Rd.

Rowell, the Goldonna Police Chief, was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with one count of Malfeasance in Office and one count of Accessory after the Fact.

Rowell's arrest is the result of a ongoing criminal probe and investigation involving one of his relatives.

Detectives say no further details are being released at this time.

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