Lake Charles man accused of raping woman - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles man accused of raping woman

Jason Potter (Source: Calcasieu Sheriff's Office) Jason Potter (Source: Calcasieu Sheriff's Office)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

When a woman allowed an 'extremely intoxicated' Lake Charles man to sober up in her home, he raped her instead, authorities said.

Jason P. Potter, 37, is charged with third-degree rape. Judge Ron Ware set bond at $40,000.

Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the call at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 14, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

The woman told deputies that Potter showed up at her residence extremely intoxicated, Myers said. She allowed him into her home to sleep until he sobered up. She said that a few minutes after Potter laid down in a bedroom, she walked in to get a computer, when he grabbed her by the hair and raped her.  He then fell asleep. Deputies found Potter passed out inside the home.

Deputy Cody Ferguson and Sr. Cpl. Jeff Lognion were the arresting deputies. Det. Sarah Stubbs is the lead investigator.

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