Northwestern State angler murdered at Sibley Lake boat ramp

Victim was nephew of Bassmaster Elite pro Keith Poche

An 18-year-old angler for the Northwestern State University bass fishing team was stabbed to death Saturday night at the Sibley Lake boat launch near Natchitoches, according to online reports.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated Monday night with the arrest of a suspect by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. To read that story, click here. Two additional arrests were made Tuesday afternoon. For information on that story, click here

Shreveport’s KTBS-TV reported Sunday that Dylan Poche suffered a fatal stab wound to the upper-body in the incident, which occurred after 11:30 p.m.

Poche is the nephew of Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Poche, who acknowledged the incident on his Facebook page Sunday.

“Last night our family suffered a terrible tragedy. We lost my nephew Dylan Poche to a senseless act of violence. He was a good kid, a great big brother and an awesome fisherman that fished for Northwestern State University with a bright future,” Keith Poche wrote. “He is truly going to be missed by so many. Please keep our family in your prayers during this time.”

Northwestern’s bass team also acknowledged the loss on its Facebook page.

“He was easy to get along with and a good guy! Please keep his family, friends and our team in your prayers,” the post reads. “You will be missed buddy. Catch us a big one up in heaven!”

Dylan Poche’s younger brother managed to keep the suspect at the scene until police arrived, and the suspect is in custody, according to KTBS.

No motive in the case has been released.

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