Lake Charles man on trial for charges related to 2014 standoff at Sulphur hotel

Lake Charles man on trial for charges related to 2014 standoff at Sulphur hotel
El Jerico Jermiah Bartie (Source: Lake Charles Police)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A 26-year-old Lake Charles man accused in two shootings in July 2014 is on trial this week.

El Jerico Jermiah Bartie was indicted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and assault by drive-by shooting.

Authorities said Bartie committed a drive-by shooting July 25, 2014, on Cline Street in Lake Charles. Bartie was arrested a day later, after a 30-minute standoff with police at a Sulphur hotel.

The Lake Charles and Sulphur police departments said Bartie fired multiple shots at them when they tried to serve him a warrant in connection with the drive-by shooting.

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