A Sabine Parish woman is in jail in connection with a stabbing incident in Natchitoches on Wednesday evening according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday afternoon, December 15, at approximately 5:50pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Bureau of Patrol responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a stabbing incident at an apartment complex in the 100 block of La. Hwy 3191 in Oak Grove near Natchitoches.

Deputies arrived on scene shortly thereafter, discovering a 19-year-old female sitting in the rear of a vehicle suffering from a stab wound to the neck and other injuries.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to the scene.
The victim was transported from the scene by EMS to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with a non-life threatening stab wound to the neck and other injuries.

Deputies processed and photographed the crime scene in addition to gathering information for an offense report.

Detectives assigned to the NPSO Bureau of Investigations also responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses.

During the investigation, detectives learned the incident was possibly drug related and it involved the victim and another female identified as 20-year-old Kelsey M. Sepulvado of Sabine Parish.

Sepulvado fled the scene in what was described as a black Toyota Camry bearing a Louisiana tag.

A law enforcement (BOLO) message was issued by NATCOM 911 Center to all patrol units and surrounding law enforcement agencies.

The investigation continued.

Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents were summoned to assist in the investigation.

Agents obtained a search warrant signed by a 10th Judicial District Court Judge to search the victim’s apartment.

During a search, agents seized a small bag of suspected marijuana.

On Thursday, December 16 at approximately 11:00am, Sepulvado turned herself into detectives at the NPSO Bureau of Investigations Office.

As a result:

Kelsey M. Sepulvado, 20, of Many, La. was arrested, interviewed, transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

Sepulvado was released on 12/17/2021 on $10,000.00 bond set by a 10th Judicial District Court Judge pending a court appearance.

Detective D. Sowell is lead investigator in the case. If you have any information, contact the NPSO Bureau of Investigations at 357-7830.

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