Beauregard constable turns self in on domestic abuse warrant

Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 11:36 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 9:17 PM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - An elected Beauregard constable has been arrested.

Beauregard Parish Constable Doug Evey turned himself into the Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office Friday morning on an active warrant from the Westlake Police Department.

Evey was elected in November 2020 as the District 4 Constable in Beauregard Parish.

Westlake police chief Chris Wilrye said the warrant for Evey’s arrest was filed earlier this month after officers responded to a call at a hotel.

“From what we can gather, the disturbance became physical where he put his hands on the wife and the kids were present, and during the time the officers were there one of the children makes a comment that daddy hurts me,” Wilrye said.

Evey is facing charges for domestic abuse with child endangerment and cruelty to juveniles and has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Westlake deputies made multiple attempts to speak with Evey prior to his arrest.

“He knew that warrants were out for him, we made several contacts to try to get him to come in, he agreed to come in a couple times him and his attorney but never showed back up. We never heard from him until we were told he was seeking some professional help somewhere,” Wilrye said.

Wilrye said more charges are possible - including from other law enforcement agencies.

“I’m not sure at this time I know there’s other agencies working different things but there could be,” Wilrye said.

And as for Evey’s position, Beauregard Justice of the Peace Julee Lafleur has appointed Tony Deville as Special Deputy Constable.

Deville has served two terms as District 4 constable.

Judge Tony Fazzio ordered Evey held without bond pending a hearing.