Crime

Employee accused of starting fire at La. retirement center

Woman accused of starting a fire inside a Southwest Louisiana retirement home.

SWLA Arrest Report- March 25, 2019

Judge rules accused serial killer competent to assist legal counsel

Female inmate sexually assaulted by ETX transport deputy

SWLA Arrest Report- March 24, 2019

Hornbeck woman faces additional cruelty to juvenile charges

SWLA Arrest Report- March 23, 2019

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Tulane Police: 3 arrested after door to student’s dorm lit on fire

SWLA Arrest Report - March 22, 2019

POLICE: Man arrested after allegedly fleeing scene of crash with drugs, pit bull

  Police chief: 3 arrested in Javid Duhon shooting, ‘Violent act stemmed from rap group’

SWLA Arrest Report - March 21, 2019

Sentencing date set for Rodney Bailey

Jury finds Leesville man guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Fort Polk soldier

In Leesville, a jury unanimously found Tobias Williams guilty of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in connection to the 2016 shooting death of Fort Polk Captain Jonathan Ellis.

Teen allegedly sets fire to home from which family was being evicted

The juvenile suspect turned herself in to the Office of Juvenile Justice.

Suspects in Gotreaux homicide indicted

Jordan Alexander Legros and Javari Guidry have been indicted.

Welsh man convicted of second-degree murder in death of Nehemiah Gray

Trevonte Talbert, 23, was unanimously convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Nehemiah Gray.

Accused serial rapist indicted for 5 New Orleans kidnappings, rapes

Indictment returned against man accused of raping minor

SWLA Arrest Reports - March 20, 2019

NOPD: Suspects help victim jump stalled car then carjack him

Police: Driver attempts to fight off car jacker, rolls SUV

Family of man allegedly stabbed to death by wife speaks out

La. Police chief says he’s sorry for post but won’t concede it’s racist

A Louisiana police officer who was suspended without pay after sharing a racist image on Facebook in 2017 has since become police chief of his small town.

VPSO: Pitkin man charged with 18 counts of animal cruelty

The arrest was from a joint investigation between VPSO and the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission.

Five arrests made across La. for Medicaid welfare fraud

Five Medicaid recipients in Louisiana have been arrested on charges related to welfare fraud, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Wednesday, Mar. 20.

Father, son sentenced to life in prison for murder of armored truck driver

A father and son are sentenced to life behind bars for the robbery and killing of armored truck driver James McBride

Police: Wife escapes police custody after stabbing husband to death

The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal domestic stabbing in Edgard.

Man convicted in killing of armored truck guard to be sentenced

The man convicted in the killing of an armored truck guard will learn his fate today.

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

It took the jury two hours to find the man guilty of multiple charges in the 2016 death of a 10-month-old girl.

SWLA Arrest Reports - March 18, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 18, 2019.

SWLA Arrest Reports - March 17, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 17, 2019.

LCPD: Suspect still at large in carjacking and shooting on La. 14

The victim is listed in stable condition.

LCPD investigating carjacking and shooting on La. 14

The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a shooting on La. 14.

Jennings man arrested after wreck during police pursuit on I-10

The man faces 10 charges.

  Suspect sought in firearm theft on Common Street

Anyone who recognizes the suspect seen in the surveillance video is asked to contact LCPD.

Convicted felon arrested after allegedly posing on social media with firearm

A convicted felon was arrested after posing with a firearm on social media, authorities said.

LCPD seeks identity of vehicle burglary and theft suspect

The female suspect is accused of using a check from the vehicle burglary and theft to make a purchase from a Sulphur restaurant.

Alleged drunk driver involved in fatal crash

State Troopers arrest suspect in fatal crash

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

An off-duty public works employee found what is believed to be the toddler's body inside a blanket off the shoulder of the highway.

Shooting suspect arrested after former Vinton mayor killed at his Baton Rouge home

A man was arrested after a former Vinton mayor was shot and killed at his home in a Baton Rouge gated community.

Arrest made after former Vinton mayor killed in shooting in Baton Rouge

Former Vinton mayor David Riggins was killed in a shooting in Baton Rouge Saturday, March 16, 2019, a Baton Rouge newspaper is reporting.

Suspected drunk driver crashes into State Trooper vehicle on I-210

State Troopers arrest an impaired driver after he crashes into a Trooper's vehicle

Sheriffs report Beauregard homicide suspect found in Texas having shot and killed himself

The Beauregard Sheriff's Office is currently searching for the suspect in a homicide this morning.

SWLA Arrest Report - March 14, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 14, 2019.

Cat shot in head with arrow

A cat survived being shot in the head with an arrow Wednesday, authorities in Welsh said.

7 Angola employees resign, 4 arrested for conspiring to smuggling contraband

Seven prison employees are accused of conspiring to smuggle contraband into the facility.

  Lake Charles Police make several arrests on weapons charges

Several people are behind bars in Lake Charles on weapons charges, according to Lake Charles Police.

Authorities ID Texan as man whose plastic-wrapped body was found in DeSoto

He was the focus of a missing persons case in the Dallas area

Corpus Christi homicide suspect arrested at Lake Charles motel

A suspect in a homicide in Corpus Christi, Texas, was arrested at a Lake Charles motel this afternoon.

18 horses seized from horse lot in Pitkin

Eighteen horses have been seized from a horse lot in Pitkin, authorities said.

Barricade situation on Third Street ends

A barricade situation on Third Street is over, officials with the Lake Charles Police Department said.

Pedestrian struck and killed on I-10 west of Roanoke

LSP suspects that the driver was possibly impaired.

SWLA Arrest Reports - March 13, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 13, 2019.

Suspect on the run after holding family at gunpoint; shooting at deputies

Deputies remain on scene of a standoff that left one man injured late Wednesday night.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

Leesville man sentenced to 40 years for killing wife in front of children

A 25-year-old Leesville man is charged with strangling his wife to death in front of their children in 2016.

Alleged kidnapper sought by FBI taken into custody

Kidnapping suspect Lanyale Briana Briggs has been taken into custody, the FBI’s Houston office announced on Twitter.

Accident involving CPSO unit in Moss Bluff, no injuries

A Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol unit was involved in an accident in Moss Bluff Wednesday afternoon, authorities have confirmed.

SWLA Arrest Reports – March 12, 2019

Arrest report for March 12.

  Father accused of taking AK-47 to FL school after son said teacher ‘slammed him’

The father reportedly told police he didn’t intend to hurt anyone with the gun, saying he carries it for protection and forgot he had it on him.

Man accused of killing local nurse on Bourbon St. set to make court appearance

A man accused of shooting and killing a local nurse on Bourbon Street in February is set to appear in court for a hearing on Wednesday.

  Newborn left to die in 1981 identified by DNA; mother charged in South Dakota

After 38 years, police used DNA tests and genealogy to help arrest the suspected mother of a newborn left to die on the side of a South Dakota road.

WANTED: Beaumont Police and FBI searching for alleged kidnapper

The FBI, Beaumont and Houston Police are searching for an alleged kidnapper, according to a post on the FBI Houston Twitter page.

SWLA Arrest Reports – March 11, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 11, 2019.

Highly-paid LSU employees defy state law, audit finds

An LSU internal audit has revealed that four highly-compensated university employees have failed to comply with a Louisiana law tied to their employment with the state.

Sheriff’s office employee fired, arrested on drug charges

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was fired after an arrest on drug charges.

Man who allegedly threatened Google arrested in California

The YouTuber allegedly drove across the country in order to confront Google officials, telling police he’d get violent if the visit didn’t go well.

Authorities: Drugs dealt from mechanic shop in Oberlin

A mechanic shop was being used as center for illegal drug distribution in Oberlin, Allen Parish authorities said.

  Family and friends of fatal shooting victim call for end to violence

Family and friends of 34-year-old Javid Duhon gathered Sunday evening to release balloons, pray, and share memories.

  Sheriff’s Office seeks to ID suspects in March 8 vehicle burglaries

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of the suspects and their car in the hopes that the public will be able to help identify them.

SWLA Arrest Reports - March 10, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 10, 2019

Suspect arrested for hit-and-run false complaint, actually hit gas pump

Suspect faces one count of hit-and-run driving false complaint.

Young girl found dead inside duffel bag near California trail identified

The search for the girl’s identity began after her body was found partially concealed in a black duffel bag and dumped down an embankment.

Suspect surrenders after allegedly kidnapping woman in Opelousas

The Opelousas Police Department is asking for the public to help investigators locate a white 1998 Ford Taurus bearing La. License plate 779 BUA. The vehicle is believed to have been used in an aggravated kidnapping Sunday, March 10.

Man found guilty in adopted son’s murder inspired by Oscar-winning movie ‘Manchester by the Sea’

The main character in "Manchester by the Sea" learns he cannot be prosecuted for killing his children, following an accidental house fire.

SWLA Arrest Reports - March 9, 2019

SWLA Arrest Report- March 9, 2019

  Law enforcement investigating vehicle burglaries in three SWLA towns

Several law enforcement agencies are working together after multiple vehicle burglaries in three Southwest Louisiana towns: Sulphur, Westlake, and Iowa.

SWLA Arrest Reports - March, 7, 2019

SWLA Arrest Report- March 7, 2019

La. man accused of hiring man to kill unborn child

An Alexandria man is accused of hiring a man to attack his girlfriend to kill their unborn child.

Multiple vehicles burglaries reported in Iowa

The Iowa Police Department is reporting multiple vehicle burglaries and asking for the public’s assistance