DeRidder woman living in fear - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

DeRidder woman living in fear

by Brandon Richards bio | email

DERIDDER, LA (KPLC-TV) – A DeRidder woman tells KPLC 7 News that her life is like a living nightmare.

Earlier this week, burglars ransacked Stephanie Samuel's home on Cook Drive, taking off with a security system, including two cameras.

But this isn't the only time Samuel's been targeted.

According to Samuel, a single mother of three, her home and car have been constant targets since December 2009.

Samuel's windows have been smashed with bricks.

Vandals have destroyed TV sets, mirrors and spray painted the doors inside of her home, as well as her car.

Samuel said she has gone to the police time and again, but so far nothing has been done.

DeRidder Police have not named any suspects.

Samuel said she believes authorities just aren't concerned about finding the person or persons responsible for the crimes.

Kirk Jones is a close friend of Samuel and lives around the corner.

Jones believes the same vandals responsible for damaging two of his vehicles are the same ones responsible for the destruction at Samuel's home since they occurred around the same time.

Jones also believes the police aren't doing everything they can to nab the person or persons responsible.

Calls for comments to detectives involved in this case were not returned by the publishing of this story.

DeRidder Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the Samuel case.

Anyone with information is urged to call (337) 462-1374 or (337) 8911.

Copyright 2010 KPLC-TV.  All Rights Reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 EB near Welsh due to accident

    TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 EB near Welsh due to accident

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:18:23 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    I-10 EB is blocked near Welsh due to a vehicle accident. Please take an alternate route. 7News will update the story as information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    I-10 EB is blocked near Welsh due to a vehicle accident. Please take an alternate route. 7News will update the story as information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Motorcyclist dies in Calcasieu Parish crash

    Motorcyclist dies in Calcasieu Parish crash

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:21:34 GMT
    (Source: Louisiana State Police)(Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A Moss Bluff man died this evening after a vehicle accident, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Investigations revealed a 2015 Honda Civic driven by Hannah Borill, 22, of Westlake, was traveling north on Luke Powers Road and stopped at the stop sign at La. 3059. The Civic then traveled into the path of a 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling east on La. 3059, according to Anderson.  The operator of the motorcycle, Peter McCarthy, 29, "la...

    More >>

    A Moss Bluff man died this evening after a vehicle accident, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Investigations revealed a 2015 Honda Civic driven by Hannah Borill, 22, of Westlake, was traveling north on Luke Powers Road and stopped at the stop sign at La. 3059. The Civic then traveled into the path of a 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling east on La. 3059, according to Anderson.  The operator of the motorcycle, Peter McCarthy, 29, "la...

    More >>
  • KPLC general manager and photographer impress with Ryan Street tap-off

    KPLC general manager and photographer impress with Ryan Street tap-off

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-06-23 13:06:06 GMT

    There was much excitement around KPLC today as Vice President/General Manager John Ware duked it out in a tap dancing battle with Antoine Aaron, KPLC photographer. John is participating in the 2018 Mad Hot Ballroom dance competition alongside partner Gambrelle DiGiglia on August 4. The competition raises funds for The Whistle Stop's dancing classrooms and DanceSport program. Since John and Gambrelle's Facebook page reached 400 likes, John...

    More >>

    There was much excitement around KPLC today as Vice President/General Manager John Ware duked it out in a tap dancing battle with Antoine Aaron, KPLC photographer. John is participating in the 2018 Mad Hot Ballroom dance competition alongside partner Gambrelle DiGiglia on August 4. The competition raises funds for The Whistle Stop's dancing classrooms and DanceSport program. Since John and Gambrelle's Facebook page reached 400 likes, John...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly