Lake Charles man charged with battery and imprisonment

Courtesy: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On February 7, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives received a report of domestic battery and false imprisonment.

The victim advised detectives while she and an 8 month old family member were visiting Reiko N. Johnson, Jr., of Lake Charles, an acquaintance, he grabbed her from behind and put her in a choke hold.  Johnson continued to choke the victim while dragging her across the living room into the kitchen area, where he released his grip on her neck and threatened the victim and the 8 month old with a kitchen knife.

After approximately 2 hours of being held against her will, Johnson allowed the victim and the 8 month old to leave his house.   Deputies quickly located Johnson at his home and he was arrested without incident.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with domestic abuse battery by strangulation; and false imprisonment.

Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $75,000.

CPSO Sr. Cpl Warner Levy was the arresting deputy on this case.  CPSO Detective Lt. Gerald Thomas is the lead investigator on this case.