Two of Logan Armistead's attackers remain on the loose

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles police make a major break in the Logan Armistead case, but the search continues for others responsible.

It was a night out that changed his life. Last Friday, Logan Armistead was leaving Nate's Place in Lake Charles when police believe that three men attacked him, beating him unconscious.

Lake Charles police have found one of the three men they believe is responsible for the brutal attack of the off duty sheriff's deputy. Anthony Chaumont is being charged with attempted manslaughter, but two others remain at large.

"We feel there were two other individuals with Mr. Chaumont on the early morning hours at Nate's Place, that were participants in this incident. The investigation is continuing. We feel we are on the verge of identifying them, possibly have warrants. If you are one of those two individuals, you need to come see us, otherwise we are going to find you," said Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon.

In a news conference, Sheriff Tony Mancuso gave an update on the status of his deputy.

"His condition has not gotten any better and it has not gotten any worse.  He is still unconscious, unresponsive, and in very serious condition," said Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

"Our main concern now, is the well being of deputy Armistead. Our thoughts and prayers are with him. He is a part of the thin blue line brotherhood. When you attack one of us, you attack all of us, and that is the bottom line," said Chief Dixon.

Police are not sure of a motive, but one possible cause could be that in June of this year Chaumont was released from the Calcasieu Correctional Center. It's the place where Deputy Armistead works.

"Certainly they possibly could have crossed paths. Whether they where at the same jail at C.C.C. or on the same shift, I don't know. We are looking into that right now," said Chief Dixon.

This case remains under investigation and police are working to bring the others to justice, as Logan Armistead fights for his life.

The family of Logan Armistead has set up a web page for family and friends to check on his status and leave some words of encouragement. That site is You can also help with the cost of his recovery by making a donation to the Logan Armistead benefit account at any Cameron State Bank branch.

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