LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A former candidate for Lake Charles City Council faces three counts of kidnapping after an indictment was returned against him in state district court Thursday.
Kecee Clint Lewis, 31, is accused of stealing a vehicle belonging to and occupied by another man and driving it from the Recycling Center on First Avenue to a tire shop on Broad Street, then physically injuring the other man in the vehicle. A 14-year-old boy and an infant girl were also in the vehicle. The alleged incident happened in June.
Lewis is charged with second-degree kidnapping, two counts of simple kidnapping and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Lewis has run for the City Council District A seat twice.
In the spring of this year, he finished last out of four candidates with 3 percent of the vote (63 votes).
In 2013, he finished last out three candidates with 26 percent of the vote (382 votes).
KPLC interviewed Lewis as part of an "I Wanna Know" segment in 2013.