Third arrest made in shooting of Damarcus Ardoin

Published: May. 26, 2023 at 6:33 AM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - A third individual tied to the Feb. 1 murder of Damarcus Ardoin has been arrested, according to the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Facility.

A warrant for the arrest of William D. Dennis, 24, of Lake Charles was announced on Friday, March 17 as an additional suspect in their investigation. He was wanted for second-degree murder with a bond of $250,000 set by Judge Kendrick Guidry.

William D. Dennis, 24, of Lake Charles
William D. Dennis, 24, of Lake Charles(Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

Dennis was arrested by authorities in Georgia where he was booked into the Lowndes County Jail in Valdosta. On May 25, he was transported back to Calcasieu Parish and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center.

Autoria “Tori” Lachney, 22, of Lake Charles, and Kevin E. Williams, Jr., 23, of Eunice, were arrested just days after the homicide. Both face one count of second-degree murder.

Justin J. Ned, 22, of DeQuincy, is still wanted on a charge of principal to second-degree murder.

Justin Ned, 22,  of DeQuincy
Justin Ned, 22, of DeQuincy(Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

This is a developing story and will be updated as KPLC receives more information.