Bogalusa, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were able to identify Allen Lyman Bell (43), a resident of Spencer Road in Magnolia, Mississippi, and Natalie Nicole Jordan (41), a resident of Fire Tower Road in Pearl River, Louisiana, as prime suspects.
On August 12, 2019, Washington Parish detectives teamed with detectives from Pike County, Mississippi, and traveled to Bell’s residence to talk with him. As officers approached Bell’s house, Bell fled in his vehicle and Jordan fled on foot into nearby woods. Washington Parish Detective Kody Glenn pursued and apprehended Jordan. Bell led Pike County officers on a chase which entered Washington Parish, at which point WPSO detectives and patrol deputies joined the pursuit.
Bell was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on charges of aggravated flight from an officer, burglary of an inhabited dwelling, two counts of vehicle theft, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He was denied bond and must make a mandatory court appearance.
Jordan, meanwhile, returned voluntarily to Washington Parish where she was questioned, arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail charged with burglary of an inhabited dwelling, two counts of vehicle theft, theft of a firearm, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. She was denied bond and must make a mandatory court appearance.
The investigation into the criminal activities of Bell and Jordan continues and the arrest of at least one additional person is anticipated.
“Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal. Those words of Aristotle were true when he wrote them and they are true today,” stated Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. “I am glad to see these two rascals in jail where they belong and I welcome the arrests of any other persons who were involved in their thievery. I appreciate the hard work of all of our officers as well as the officers from Pike County. We are so blessed to have good working relationships with our neighboring Mississippi law enforcement agencies. They are always willing to assist us just as we are always willing to assist them.”