Debarge sentenced to 5 years in stalking case - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Debarge sentenced to 5 years in stalking case

Gerald Brent Debarge. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department) Gerald Brent Debarge. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A 48-year-old Lake Charles man was sentenced to five years in prison on stalking charges. Judge Mike Canaday handed down the sentencing on Gerald Brent Debarge on Friday.

Debarge will serve the sentence consecutively with any other sentences he is already serving, Canaday said. Debarge will be given credit for time served, and he has also been ordered to have no contact with the victim in the case, his ex-wife.

Debarge was removed from the courtroom Friday morning for disruptive behavior. KPLC's Theresa Schimdt reported that Debarge dropped to the floor, began cursing and started singing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee."

Debarge was found guilty on the stalking charge on Jan. 10.

On Jan. 24, 2013, Debarge was found guilty of injuring a police animal and sentenced to two years. Debarge was accused of injuring a police canine, stemming from an incident on Aug. 14, 2012, while police officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on the stalking charge.

Debarge, whose mouth has been taped shut before in court, also served time for contempt of court for cursing.

He also gained notoriety for his prolific letter writing to various individuals and businesses in the community. Two of those letters resulted in stalking charges.

DeBarge has also pleaded no contest to charges of misdemeanor violation of a protective order in the past.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • 14-year-old shot Saturday night was student at Moss Bluff Middle School

    14-year-old shot Saturday night was student at Moss Bluff Middle School

    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-05-27 23:42:48 GMT

    A teenage boy has died following an accidental shooting in Moss Bluff Saturday night. At approximately 10:08 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a subject was shot on Koonce Road, according to Stitch Guillory, chief deputy of CPSO. Warren Wimberly, 14, was shot while sleeping over at a friends house. Guillory says another 14-year-old boy didn't realize the gun he had was loaded when he pointed it at Wimberly and the gun was discharged. "Th...

    More >>

    A teenage boy has died following an accidental shooting in Moss Bluff Saturday night. At approximately 10:08 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a subject was shot on Koonce Road, according to Stitch Guillory, chief deputy of CPSO. Warren Wimberly, 14, was shot while sleeping over at a friends house. Guillory says another 14-year-old boy didn't realize the gun he had was loaded when he pointed it at Wimberly and the gun was discharged. "Th...

    More >>
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the NW Caribbean

    Subtropical Storm Alberto getting set for landfall

    Subtropical Storm Alberto getting set for landfall

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:12:58 GMT
    Alberto set to make landfall in FloridaAlberto set to make landfall in Florida

    The National Hurricane Center is monitoring sub-tropical storm Alberto now moving into the northwest Gulf of Mexico. There are maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, with the center of circulation located about 165 miles west of Tampa, Florida. The storm is moving NNW at 12 mph.

    More >>

    The National Hurricane Center is monitoring sub-tropical storm Alberto now moving into the northwest Gulf of Mexico. There are maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, with the center of circulation located about 165 miles west of Tampa, Florida. The storm is moving NNW at 12 mph.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice Memorial Day weather; Alberto getting set to make landfall

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice Memorial Day weather; Alberto getting set to make landfall

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:09:56 GMT
    Alberto keeps the rain away from SWLAAlberto keeps the rain away from SWLA
    Alberto keeps the rain away from SWLAAlberto keeps the rain away from SWLA

    Around sunset, most of the rain will come to an end. After midnight, most of the clouds will clear away, and the rain chances go back down to zero. The temperatures will still be warm and muggy tonight. Lows will be in the lower to mid 70s. On Memorial Day, I cannot rule out a couple stray showers. Therefore, I do have a 20% chance for some rain. These showers will be from the outflow from Alberto. If you plan on spending some time outside, it should be a nice day to do so.

    More >>

    Around sunset, most of the rain will come to an end. After midnight, most of the clouds will clear away, and the rain chances go back down to zero. The temperatures will still be warm and muggy tonight. Lows will be in the lower to mid 70s. On Memorial Day, I cannot rule out a couple stray showers. Therefore, I do have a 20% chance for some rain. These showers will be from the outflow from Alberto. If you plan on spending some time outside, it should be a nice day to do so.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly