Early Monday morning the Opelousas Police Department Special Operation Division received information from a confidential source about a male subject in possession of some firearms in the area known as the Oil Mill. Investigators lunched an investigation into the complaint which led them to a residence in the 600 block of Kim Drive. Officers observed several subjects standing near an abandon vehicle. As the officers approached the individuals one of the subjects proceeded to walk away from them. Officers then made contact with the individual and learned that he was concealing a 9mm handgun with an extended magazine in his waistband area. Officers learned the male subject was a juvenile and he was taken into police custody without incident.
Investigators continued there investigation into a near by apartment where the subjects were standing and made contact with the homeowner. Investigators explained to the homeowner the reason they were there and obtained permission to search the residence. While searching the residence they located a wrapped shirt with one AK-47 assault style riffle fully loaded inside the homes attic.
Investigators identified a male subject inside the residence as 19 year old
Davonte Mott of 604 Kim Dr. and detained the subject for questioning which led to him confessing to the firearm. Mott also confessed to investigators that he had given the handgun to the juvenile that officers first came into contact with that was standing near the abandoned car. Mr. Mott was booked for the following: ILLEGAL CARRYING OF WEAPONS; FIREARM FREE ZONE; NOTICE; SIGNS; CRIME; CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF JUVENILES.(No photo of Mr. Mott available)
Mott was arrested and transported to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department for processing. Chief McLendon would like to thank the citizens who took the time to notify his Department of the criminal activity in the neighborhood. Chief McLendon expressed that this is what it takes everyone working together to stop the violence before the violence occurs. Chief McLendon expressed in his campaign that he wants to make our neighborhoods and street corner safer for the citizens of Opelousas. He believe that this can only happen if the community works together with the police department to make it safer. Chief McLendon asked that anyone having information about crimes or violence being committed in their neighborhoods to please contact his department at (337)948-2500 and all calls will remain anonymous. One team, One mission, One result and that is making Opelousas safer.