March 6, 2007
Reported by CPSO
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Jeffrey Alan Parkins on Sunday and charged him with aggravated rape; 2nd degree battery; and criminal property damage. He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on a $40,200 bond.
The investigation revealed the victim went to Parkins' house to talk at his request. She told detectives Parkins choked, beat, and then raped her. After the incident, Parkins broke the victim's cell phone when she tried to call police.
Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...More >>