Police make arrests in several armed robberies

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles Police make arrests for three armed robberies including the E-Z Mart robbery where the suspect disguised himself with a Spiderman mask.

According to Police Chief Don Dixon the arrests come after two drive by robberies of I-phones. On September 16, 2010 at 8:12 a.m. police responded to a call in reference to an armed robbery of an individual at the intersection of Enterprise Blvd. and Alamo Street.

Police learned while the victim was walking a white two-door Ford Escort occupied by three unknown black males cut in front of the victim. The male in the front passenger seat exited the vehicle and asked if he could use the man's cell phone. The passenger in the back seat then produced a gun demanding the victim hand over the cell phone. Suspects then fled on foot.

Then about three hours later, police responded to a similar call at Truman and Taylor Street. Police learned the victim was walking in the area at which time a white two-door Ford Escort. The same scenario went down, the suspects taking the cell phone and some money from the victim before fleeing on foot.

Police put a description of the vehicle out and within less than two hours the suspect vehicle was pulled over near the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Broad Street. Based on the traffic stop and further investigation the three suspects were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. The suspects are identified as:

Johvon Laval Gallien, 23
Charges: 2 counts of armed robbery, 2 counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
Bond set at $310,000

Jason Paul Bell, 21 
Charges: 2 counts of armed robbery, 2 counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
Bond set at $310,000

Diamond Doucette, 22
Charges: 2 counts of armed robbery, 2 counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
Bond set at $310,000

Detectives continued to follow up on the investigation regarding the above listed robberies and were able to obtain information and evidence which connected Bell and Gallien to the recent armed robbery on September 7th at the E-Z Mart 3400 Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles, where an armed suspect entered the store with a Spiderman mask over his face.

Bell and Gallien were both charged with and additional one count of armed robbery, one count armed robbery with a firearm and one count possession of firearm by a convicted felon. Additional bonds for both were also set at $225,000.

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