Sulphur, Orange men accused of stealing a car - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur, Orange men accused of stealing car

Posted: Updated:
Terry L. Brewer Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Terry L. Brewer Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Lonnie L. Crochet (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Lonnie L. Crochet (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Social group for widows and widowers

    Social group for widows and widowers

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:12:01 GMT
    The L.I.F.T. group or "Living Information For Today" was launched last year in Southwest Louisiana, connecting widows and widowers with one another in an uplifting wayMore >>
    The L.I.F.T. group or "Living Information For Today" was launched last year in Southwest Louisiana, connecting widows and widowers with one another in an uplifting wayMore >>
  • Candlelight Vigil for boy who died in house fire

    Candlelight Vigil for boy who died in house fire

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:02:51 GMT
    A Candlelight Vigil brought together almost 100 people for 7-year-old Kahlil Dangerfield who died from a house fire.More >>
    A Candlelight Vigil brought together almost 100 people for 7-year-old Kahlil Dangerfield who died from a house fire.More >>
  • Palermo in court fighting criminal charges & seizures

    Palermo in court fighting criminal charges & seizures

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:17:11 GMT
    There's a hotly contested court battle underway between Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo and the state. And it now, partly deals with an investigation that has yet to result in criminal charges.Palermo was due on court motions fighting pending criminal charges against him, including forgery and possession of stolen things. But first off the defense filed a motion asking to secure and examine items seized yesterday, including Palermo's computer. Palermo attorney Karl says the seizure of compute...More >>
    There's a hotly contested court battle underway between Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo and the state. And it now, partly deals with an investigation that has yet to result in criminal charges.Palermo was due on court motions fighting pending criminal charges against him, including forgery and possession of stolen things. But first off the defense filed a motion asking to secure and examine items seized yesterday, including Palermo's computer. Palermo attorney Karl says the seizure of compute...More >>
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

A Sulphur man and an Orange, Texas, man are accused of stealing a vehicle, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said on Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area of Prater Street and Old Spanish Trail in Sulphur in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle.

Authorities said upon arrival, deputies spotted a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. 

Authorities said when deputies activated their unit's lights and sirens signaling for the driver to stop, the driver, later identified as Lonnie L. Crochet, 40, of Sulphur, did not comply and continued to flee from deputies.

Authorities said moments later, Crochet crashed the car into a small canal at the intersection of Evans Street and Old Spanish Trail.

Authorities said Crochet was detained by deputies without incident and front passenger, Terry L. Brewer Jr., 30, of Orange, Texas, fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by deputies.

Authorities said Crochet and Brewer were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and both charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. 

Crochet was also charged with flight from an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Brewer was also charged with resisting an officer.

Judge Michael Canaday set Crochet's bond at $55,000 and set Brewer's bond at $85,000.

The investigation is continuing with additional charges and arrests expected, authorities said.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow