Man Wanted in Bienville Parish Arrested in Goldonna After 6-Hour Standoff

(Charles Chase Nobles Mugshot Courtesy of Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office)

(Goldonna)-A north Natchitoches Parish man that had been eluding authorities for the past couple of months on outstanding warrants in Natchitoches, Winn and Bienville Parishes was arrested on Tuesday evening, April 12, following a 6-hour stand-off in Goldonna according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

Charles Chase Nobles, 42, of Goldonna was wanted by all three parishes on charges ranging from narcotics, theft, cruelty to animals, traffic, illegal possession of stolen things and other charges,but when law enforcement would come in contact with him in the past couple of months, he would elude them by running in the woods on foot or on an all-terrain vehicle.

On Tuesday morning, April 12 at approximately 11:51am, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau were patrolling on La. Hwy 156 near Goldonna when they stopped a 2008 Mercury Sable for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, a passenger commonly known as Charles Chase Nobles exited and fled from the vehicle into some nearby woods.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, with assistance from Goldonna Police, began searching the area and summoned the assistance of the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 Tracking Team and Sheriff Cranford Jordan.

During the search at approximately 2:00pm, a Winn Parish Tracking Team member observed Nobles running through the woods and entering a residence in the 100 block of North Goodwill Street in Goldonna.

The homeowner reportedly confirmed Nobles entered the residence.

Deputies attempted to get Nobles to come to the door but he refused and barricaded himself inside.

Deputies received information of weapons possibly being in the residence.

A perimeter was set around the residence.

Natchitoches Sheriff Stuart Wright responded to the scene.

Deputies requested assistance from Natchitoches SWAT and a Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office dual-purpose K-9.

SWAT Units were briefed and deployed to the area.

A search warrant was signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge to search the residence Nobles fled into on North Goodwill Street.

A heavy law enforcement presence could be seen in the area of North Goodwill Street.

After arriving on scene, SWAT crisis negotiators attempted to negotiate with Nobles for approximately 6 hours but he refused to surrender to law enforcement.

SWAT then utilized a robot into the residence which assisted in determining Nobles location inside the residence.

SWAT then informed Nobles that a K-9 would be released into the residence giving him time to surrender to authorities but he continued to refuse.

Shortly thereafter the K-9 was released into the residence. SWAT entered the residence taking Nobles into custody while hiding in the attic.

Nobles who was not injured was transported from the scene and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Failure to Appear in Natchitoches District Court for Possession of CDS Schedule II Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Resisting Arrest, Cruelty to Animals, Theft, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Driving under Suspension, Possession of CDS Schedule IV Narcotics, Traffic Offenses, and other outstanding charges in Winn and Bienville Parishes.

SWAT members would like to thank the homeowner for their cooperation during the operation. 

Sheriff Stuart Wright thanks Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan, Red River Parish Sheriff Glen Edwards, Winn Parish Tracking Team, Red River Parish Sheriff K-9 Unit, Natchitoches SWAT and all deputies that were involved the stand-off operation.

“We are extremely proud of the professionalism exhibited by law enforcement from three separate jurisdictions on Tuesday that led to the apprehension of Nobles. We are also grateful that there were no injuries to law enforcement or the suspect during the standoff”-said Sheriff Wright.

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