LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A standoff involving a man who failed to show up for sentencing ended peacefully in Moss Bluff.
U.S. Marshals’ Violent Offender Task Force members were serving an arrest warrant this morning to McKartney Young, who failed to show up for sentencing on June 16, according to Chief Deputy Jimell Griffin, spokesman for the Marshals Service. Young was to be sentenced on a narcotics conviction, however, he is also a suspect in the 2003 death of 15-year-old Misty Lynn Guillory.
Young was to be sentenced as a habitual offender which means he was looking at 20 years or more.
The incident happened in the area of Joe Miller Road and N. Perkins Ferry Road.
Because Young was believed to have a firearm, the Lake Charles Police SWAT team was called in to help. When Young was arrested, police say he had no weapon.
Young left the attic of the residence where he was hiding for more than four hours without incident, says Griffin. He was treated at an area hospital for dehydration.
Griffin says after Young failed to show up on June 16, a judge issued an arrest warrant. The Marshals Office Violent Offender Task Force located him at a residence. After contacting the occupants, all exited without incident.
Young is charged with second degree murder in connection with the 2003 killing of Guillory. He was 17 years old at the time of Guillory’s death.
Guillory’s body was found on East Prien Lake Road in August 2003. Police say someone intentionally ran Guillory over and left her in the road to die. Young is set for trial October 5.
Young is considered a habitual offender and therefore has no bond.