February 23, 2007
Reported by Associated Press
A 29-year-old Louisville man was ordered today to return to Louisiana to face charges in the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy.
Daniel Lerue Pegues was wanted for his alleged role in the death of a deputy in southwest Louisiana.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Deputy Alan Inzer died early January 25th while chasing suspected armed robbers in Lake Charles. Inzer started the chase after seeing a group of men acting suspiciously in front of an abandoned building, authorities said. Inzer chased the men in his car, then on foot before being shot, authorities said.
Bill Patteson, a spokesman for the Jefferson County attorney's office, said a governor's warrant for the extradition of Pegues was executed this morning. Patteson says prosecutors and sheriff's deputies from Calcasieu Parish took custody of Pegues to transport him.