31-Year-Old Louisiana Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Other Crimes After Allegedly Stealing Keys, Cash, Striking a Man, and Committing Other Offenses

Published March 30, 2023

31-Year-Old Louisiana Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Other Crimes After Allegedly Stealing Keys, Cash, Striking a Man, and Committing Other Offenses

Union Parish, Louisiana – A 31-year-old Louisiana man has been arrested for aggravated assault and other crimes after allegedly stealing keys, and cash, striking a man, and committing other offenses.

The Union Parish Sheriff’s Office (UPSO) stated on March 29, 2023, that on March 27, they were alerted of a potential stabbing at a residence near Downsville, Louisiana. The suspect had produced a disturbance and an elderly male had been hurt, according to dispatchers. Prior to the arrival of deputies, the other members of the home managed to flee to transport the victim to a medical facility.
Deputies reportedly arrived and found the suspect exiting the residence.

Deputies started looking into the event and discovered Nathan Kyle Zaricor, 31, with no permanent address, had arrived at the house a short time previously and asked for a ride. Zaricor  climbed into the vehicle once the elderly female resident agreed. According to witnesses, Zaricor then grabbed the female and yanked her from behind the wheel, stole the keys, and started the vehicle.
 An elderly man at the scene attempted to reason with him, but Zaricor produced a knife and began swinging it at the elderly man, the elderly woman, and two additional victims, one of whom was a juvenile. The elderly man armed himself with a wooden walking stick and attempted to pry the knife from Zaricor’s grip. Zaricor then snatched the victim’s stick and struck him on the head, causing severe injuries. The victim’s walking stick and a knife were then used by Zaricor to chase the remaining residents around the property. They were able to flee Zaricor and into a vehicle as they drove away to seek medical attention for the elderly man.

When deputies arrived at the house, they saw the suspect exiting the house. The investigation indicated that Zaricor stole $90 in cash from the elderly woman. Both elderly victims were injured, and the male victim who was struck by the walking stick needed stitches to close his wounds.

Zaricor was arrested and taken to the Union Parish Detention Center by a deputy’s patrol unit. While the deputies were interviewing witnesses, the suspect severely damaged the deputy’s patrol vehicle, including the rear door, rear camera, inside headliner, and various plastic trim pieces, totaling an estimated $6,000 in damage. When deputies unlocked the door, Zaricor attempted to undo his handcuffs and escape.

Zaricor was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center and charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Carjacking, Cruelty to the Infirmed, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Felony Criminal Damage to Property, Attempted Simple Escape, and Theft.

Zaricor’s bond will be set in the 3rd District Court later this week.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.