Man arrested in connection with diesel theft - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Man arrested in connection with diesel theft

James R. Townley Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) James R. Townley Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

James R. Townley Jr., 50, of Lake Charles, has been arrested following the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department's investigation into the theft of over $5,000 worth of diesel.

According to authorities, the diesel was purchased with a stolen gas card.

Investigators say that after surveillance footage of the suspect was aired on local media, they received a tip through the Crime Stoppers program. That tip identified the suspect as Townley.

"While being booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Townley was found to be in possession of CDS IV and drug paraphernalia," said Kim Myers, Spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Sheriff's Office." He is charged with theft over $1,500; possession of CDS IV; and possession of drug paraphernalia."

Townley's Bond was set at $46,000 by Judge Kent Savoie.

KPLC's story on the original incident is available HERE.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lake Area health clinics offering free HIV testing today for National HIV Testing Day

    Lake Area health clinics offering free HIV testing today for National HIV Testing Day

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-06-27 15:01:34 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    Today marks, National HIV Testing Day and free HIV testing will be available to the public on Today, June 27 in Lake Charles. To bring awareness to this health crisis, both SLAC and SWLAHEC have partnered to provide free rapid HIV testing.  Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (196 Williamsburg Street, Lake Charles) and SLAC’s Resource and Wellness Center (808 Walters Street, Lake Charles) will take walk-in appointments from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locat...More >>
    Today marks, National HIV Testing Day and free HIV testing will be available to the public on Today, June 27 in Lake Charles. To bring awareness to this health crisis, both SLAC and SWLAHEC have partnered to provide free rapid HIV testing.  Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (196 Williamsburg Street, Lake Charles) and SLAC’s Resource and Wellness Center (808 Walters Street, Lake Charles) will take walk-in appointments from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locat...More >>
  • Mucho Bueno hosting eating contest for charity

    Mucho Bueno hosting eating contest for charity

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-06-27 15:52:18 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    Fundraising and food, those are the two key factors in this weekend’s taco eating contest at Mucho Bueno Mexican restaurant in Sulphur. 

    More >>

    Fundraising and food, those are the two key factors in this weekend’s taco eating contest at Mucho Bueno Mexican restaurant in Sulphur. 

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    LCPD hoping 'unique' jacket design will lead to arrest in connection with armed robbery

    LCPD hoping 'unique' jacket design will lead to arrest in connection with armed robbery

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-06-27 14:24:47 GMT
    LCPD officials are hoping that the "unique" design on this jacket will lead to an arrest in an armed robbery case. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)LCPD officials are hoping that the "unique" design on this jacket will lead to an arrest in an armed robbery case. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    The Lake Charles Police Department has released a photo from an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 2700 block of Country6 Club in the hopes that someone will recognize the "unique" design on the jacket. The subject took out a gun and demanded money from the clerk before leaving on foot headed south, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Kraus said the subject was wearing a "distinct" jacket with a "unique design on the back." Kraus asked any...

    More >>

    The Lake Charles Police Department has released a photo from an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 2700 block of Country6 Club in the hopes that someone will recognize the "unique" design on the jacket. The subject took out a gun and demanded money from the clerk before leaving on foot headed south, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Kraus said the subject was wearing a "distinct" jacket with a "unique design on the back." Kraus asked any...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly