Lake Charles man accused of stealing vehicle - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles man accused of stealing vehicle

Michael Joseph Deville (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Michael Joseph Deville (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A Lake Charles man is accused of stealing a vehicle out of the parking lot of a restaurant and bar, according to a news release from the Lake Charles Police Department.

Authorities said the man, 24-year-old Michael Joseph Deville, admitted to stealing the car and said he did it because he needed "a ride home and didn't feel like walking."

Authorities said the incident happened around 1:50 a.m. Saturday at OB's on Ryan Street.

Authorities said as they were investigating the theft, they put a BOLO (Be-On-The-Lookout) out for the stolen vehicle.

"Shortly thereafter, an officer observed the stolen vehicle pull up at a stop sign eastbound on 2nd Street. When officers tried to stop the stolen vehicle, the driver refused and a vehicle pursuit ensued," the release states.

Authorities said the suspect, later identified as Deville, crashed into a fence on 21st Street and then fled on foot.

Officers, accompanied by a K-9, tracked the vehicle to a home on that street and that's where Deville was located.

"Detective Fondel was called out to handle follow up on this case and interviewed the suspect and obtained a statement. During the interview, the suspect admitted taking vehicle from OB's parking lot due to not having a ride home and he didn't feel like walking," the release states.

Deville has been charged with auto theft, aggravated flight from an officer, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and hit and run.

Total bond in the case was set at $12,000.

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