A local man accused of battering a woman in west Shreveport has been jailed Friday morning.
Corporal Jerry Curtis located 40-year old Derrick Nicholson this morning in the 400 block of Texas Street and took him into custody without incident. Nicholson, of the 8300 block of Green Leaf Lane in Shreveport, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of simple battery.
Late last month, investigators with the department’s Sex Crimes Unit began receiving reports of Nicholson allegedly attempting to scam women by passing himself off as a photographer for a film studio. According to witnesses, the he was allegedly telling the victims that if they paid him a certain amount of money and sent him pictures of themselves, he would find them work in major projects. He followed up on those promises by asking the females to meet him at an office in the Kingwood Business Center.
On January 30, 2012, detectives were attempting to contact Nicholson there on Kingston Road when he apparently realized they were looking for him and attempted to flee the scene. As he made good his escape, he allegedly accosted a female victim who was in the office with him. Investigators subsequently obtained the arrest warrant charging him with one count of simple battery. Nicholson is a registered sex offender.
Detectives will continue working to determine if Nicholson will face other charges in connection with the reported activities. Anyone with any information regarding similar incidents involving Derrick D. Nicholson is asked to call investigators at 318-673-6955 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.