Lake Charles man accused of attempted second-degree murder

Alvin Sylvester Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Alvin Sylvester Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Charles man is accused of attempted second-degree murder, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said on Wednesday, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a mobile home on Hwy. 3059 in reference to a disturbance.

Alvin Sylvester Jr., 59, is accused of going to the mobile home, belonging to his estranged wife.

Sylvester is accused of breaking several windows and threatening to kill the occupants. He reportedly fled on foot before deputies arrived.

Sylvester is accused of returning to the home later that morning, stabbing one of the occupants.

"At approximately 7 a.m., deputies responded to the mobile home again in reference to a stabbing. When deputies arrived, they discovered Sylvester had returned to the mobile home armed with two knives and attacked a friend of Sylvester's estranged wife stabbing him in his forearm, causing an arterial bleed and breaking a bone in his arm.  Medical emergency personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment," the release states.

Authorities said during the altercation, Sylvester suffered a head injury after being hit with a shovel by the victim in an effort to defend himself.  Sylvester was transported to a Lafayette hospital for treatment.

Authorities said during further investigation, deputies discovered Sylvester's estranged wife has an active protective order against him.

Authorities said upon release from the hospital, Sylvester will be arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted second-degree murder, violation of a protective order and simple criminal damage to property.

Judge Clayton Davis set bond in the case at $550,000.

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