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Deputies find attempted murder suspect, victim covered in blood

Updated: Jan. 8, 2021 at 10:58 AM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Deputies responding to an attempted murder Wednesday found the suspect and victim covered in blood, according to information from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect told deputies he had been doing meth throughout the night and that he was being tormented by a demon inside a family member, according to Kayla Vincent, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Vincent said deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Hodges Street after receiving a call from a person who said a man she did not know had contacted her on social media saying he had just attempted to kill someone and needed a ride. The man gave her his location, which she gave to authorities.

When they arrived, deputies found the suspect, Patrick T. Amos, 19, of Lake Charles, covered in blood, Vincent said. He told deputies he had just killed a family member and told them where to find the victim.

When deputies arrived at that location, they found the victim covered in blood and suffering from numerous lacerations to her arms, legs, and head, Vincent said. She was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition

Amos told deputies that he had been on meth throughout the night, Vincent said. He also told deputies he was being tormented by a demon inside the family member, which he attempted to kill with a large knife.

Amos was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center for attempted second-degree murder. Judge Derrick Kee set bond at $175,000.

Deputy Rodney Daigle, Jr., was the arresting deputy.

Det. Barrett Savoie is the lead investigator.

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