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ATF offers reward for arrest info

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced an increased reward for a man who has been wanted for almost 10 months.

The ATF is now offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Demariquez Devon Harris.

Harris was a resident of Bogalusa and is considered armed and dangerous. The ATF reportedly believes he could be in the Dallas, Texas, area.

Harris is described as a 24-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes, standing 5-feet-9 and weighing approximately 145 pounds. He was indicted in September of 2019 as part of federal indictments for narcotics and firearms offenses against suspected members of the “Snatcha Gang” operating in the Bogalusa area.

Harris has prior convictions for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegal use of dangerous weapons, resisting and battery of a police officer, battery of a correctional facility employee, and obstruction of justice.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Harris should contact ATF at 888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), or New Orleans Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867).

Tips may also be submitted to Crimestoppers through the “crimestoppersgno” smartphone app or online at www.p3tips.com/tipform.