Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests

January 26, 2007
Reported by Vince Atkinson

It took less than two days for authorities to track down the primary suspects in the shooting death of Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Deputy Alan Inzer.   Authorities say Inzer was killed in the line of duty by a man that was allegedly in the process of committing a crime.   Now, all of the chief suspects are behind bars, but putting them there was not easy.   We are talking about a case that started on Ryan Street in Lake Charles, but ended up spanning the entire state and then across the country.

Lake Charles Chief of Police Don Dixon said, "This is a killer.   We will do anything we can to catch a killer."  Dixion was talking about the efforts that led to the capture of Daniel Pegues.   Pegues is one of the chief suspects being accused of the murder of Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Deptuy Alan Inzer.   Inzer was shot and killed on Richard Street in Lake Charles early Thursday morning.   Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said, "We are going to learn from this.   We are going to try and figure out how do we not let this happen again, not just to a police officer, how do we not let this happen to a citizen."

In connection with the murder, Tromale Guy, Elmer Franklin, and Kenny Guy were all taken into custody in Lake Charles.   Daniel Pegues proved more alusive, eventually being picked up by authorities in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to authorities Alan Inzer was not on duty at the time of his death.  He only stopped on Ryan Street because he saw something he thought was suspicious.