Lafayette, la — A man was arrested in Zachary last night because police believe he’s responsible for the kidnapping and rape of a 15 year old girl from the Lafayette area.
Duson Police Chief Frank Andrew confirmed to NBC33 News that Leon Wilkerson Jr. is the primary suspect in this case. He also explained that there are more arrests forthcoming.
Wilkerson is implicated in the abduction of Keiosha Felix, who disappeared on April 30, 2012. Police originally suspected Felix was a runaway, but later upgraded the case to an abduction after records showed that her phone had been turned off all that time and she had not accessed her Facebook page. They would not provide any other information related to the case due to the pending nature of the investigation.
The Zachary Police Department said that Wilkerson was arrested at 7:15 p.m. in Zachary at a trailer park on Highway 19. However, they did not locate Felix at that residence.
“We believe she might be in the East Baton Rouge Parish area,” Chief Andrew, explained. “He would not provide any information related to her whereabouts.”
Felix is described as a black female, 5″0 and approximately 120lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
Wilkerson was placed into custody without incident and booked for one count of Second-Degree kidnapping and Aggravated Rape.
Chief Andrew said more information related to additional arrests will provided on Thursday, July 26.
If you know anything about the whereabouts of Keiosha Felix call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.