Two Lake Charles men accused of burglary, vehicle theft - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Two Lake Charles men accused of burglary, vehicle theft

James T. Lezine (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) James T. Lezine (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Donovan M. Darby (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Donovan M. Darby (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Two Lake Charles man are accused of burglary and vehicle theft, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

According to Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kim Myers, on Dec. 5, at approximately 2 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Dolphin Drive in Lake Charles regarding a suspicious vehicle parked at an abandoned house.

Myers said upon arrival, deputies contacted the owner of the vehicle, who was unaware that her car had been stolen.

Myers said deputies later noticed that Donovan M. Darby, 18, and James T. Lezine, 18, both of Lake Charles, were attempting to leave the scene in the stolen car.

During the investigation, deputies discovered Darby had taken the car, which belonged to a family member, without permission.

Myers said during a search of the car, deputies discovered several items, including a prescription pill bottle containing loose change, a video game, and a face plate to a car radio, inside the car.

When questioned by detectives, Myers said that both Darby and Lezine confirmed they stole the car and also confirmed they broke into a vehicle on a nearby street and stole the prescription pill bottle with loose change. 

Both were booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center on charges of theft of a motor vehicle, theft under $500 and simple burglary. 

Judge Ron Ware set their bonds at $8,500 each.

The stolen car has been recovered and returned to the victim, according to Myers.

Copyright 2012 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Cost of a Vote

    SPECIAL REPORT: Cost of a Vote

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:28 AM EST2017-11-18 06:28:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    If you don't remember we just had an election last month, don't feel bad, voter turnout was abysmal.  However, that doesn't change the cost of holding the election, meaning when hardly anyone shows up to vote, the cost per voter who actually casts a ballot is high. In fact, here in Calcasieu Parish, it would be cheaper to send each voter to see a movie, than it is to let them in the voting booth. Lynn Jones loves elections!  And why not. He's been involved in the electoral ...

    More >>

    If you don't remember we just had an election last month, don't feel bad, voter turnout was abysmal.  However, that doesn't change the cost of holding the election, meaning when hardly anyone shows up to vote, the cost per voter who actually casts a ballot is high. In fact, here in Calcasieu Parish, it would be cheaper to send each voter to see a movie, than it is to let them in the voting booth. Lynn Jones loves elections!  And why not. He's been involved in the electoral ...

    More >>
  • TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Second round scores and highlights

    TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Second round scores and highlights

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:13 AM EST2017-11-18 06:13:18 GMT

    Fifteen local high school football teams have reached the second round of the playoffs and tonight they all take the field in the hopes of advancing once again.

    More >>

    Fifteen local high school football teams have reached the second round of the playoffs and tonight they all take the field in the hopes of advancing once again.

    More >>
  • LC council member wants measures in place for pretrial bond reductions

    LC council member wants measures in place for pretrial bond reductions

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:02 AM EST2017-11-18 05:02:18 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Months of undercover work led Calcasieu's Combined Anti-Drug Team (CAT) to perform a drug raid on two homes in Lake Charles back in late October. Six were arrested and booked, but one of those suspects was able to get back on the streets that same day, leaving many upset, including city council member Luvertha August. 

    More >>

    Months of undercover work led Calcasieu's Combined Anti-Drug Team (CAT) to perform a drug raid on two homes in Lake Charles back in late October. Six were arrested and booked, but one of those suspects was able to get back on the streets that same day, leaving many upset, including city council member Luvertha August. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly