Crime

Sheriff’s Office searching for man accused of fleeing state after running over two dogs

The Sheriff's Office is searching for a man accused of fleeing the state after running over two dogs in Lake Charles.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 14, 2019

  Jury votes Kevin Daigle should die

  Judge Clayton Davis denies mistrial motion in Kevin Daigle trial

Iowa man arrested for domestic abuse battery, child endangerment

Lake Charles man sentenced to seven years in prison for illegal firearm possession

Sulphur man sentenced to three years for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon

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SWLA Arrest Report - July 11, 2019

Three teens arrested in Westlake after armed robbery

Juvenile arrested after allegedly tampering with vehicles

One shot on W. Plaquemines Street in Jennings Wednesday

  Kevin Daigle trial moving back to Lake Charles Saturday due to Tropical Storm Barry

SWLA Arrest Report - July 10, 2019

  Weather could cause problems for penalty phase of Kevin Daigle trial

The penalty phase in the trial of Kevin Daigle is now under way to determine if Daigle should face death for murdering State Trooper Steven Vincent

Man arrested after drive-by shooting

A man has been arrested following a drive-by shooting investigation

Woman arrested again for carnal knowledge of a juvenile

A woman has been arrested again after new information was given to detectives

Man arrested for allegedly shooting at minors

A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting at several people.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 9, 2019

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office speaks out on jail incident

Kevin Daigle guilty of first-degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent

SWLA Arrest Report- July 8, 2019

Corrections officers, inmates arrested in beating of inmate at Jeff Davis Parish jail

  NEW DETAILS: Driver who led police on chase from Texas to Westlake to be questioned in missing persons case

  Jurors learn that Kevin Daigle’s roommate was killed before Trooper Vincent

Kevin Dagle's trial continues as prosecutors tell jurors that he also killed his roommate

SWLA Arrest Report - July 7, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 7, 2019.

  Jurors watch dash cam video of shooting as Kevin Daigle capital murder trial continues

Jurors watched dash cam video today showing Kevin Daigle shoot State Trooper Steven Vincent on Sunday afternoon.

Lake Charles man arrested after police pursuit, one person seriously injured

A Lake Charles man has been arrested following a stolen vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles Saturday morning

Second person arrested in connection to shooting that injured 5-year-old

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested a second person in connection with a shooting that injured a 5-year-old child.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 4, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 4, 2019.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 3, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 3, 2019.

Estherwood woman missing after trip to Lake Charles

Cassandra Leleux was last spoken to on the afternoon of June 29, 2019, according to information from the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office. She was in the Lake Charles area, returning to Estherwood.

Lake Arthur woman arrested for misuse of 911

Lake Arthur police have arrested a woman for misuse of 911.

Jennings man arrested after allegedly molesting 10-year-old girl

The Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s Office says that a man has been arrested after allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 2, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 2, 2019.

  Man sentenced to 20 years for killing another during fistfight in Sulphur

A Sulphur man who caused the death of another man during a fistfight in Sulphur last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Man allegedly forces his way in to home and sexually assaults woman

A man has been arrested for allegedly forcing his way into a woman’s home and sexually assaulting her.

Woman found walking on interstate with gunshot wound; 6th shooting in Baton Rouge in 5 days

Police are investigating the sixth shooting in five days after a woman was found walking on the interstate with a gunshot wound.

72-year-old Louisiana man accused of raping, impregnating child

A Ouachita Parish man has been accused of raping a child and impregnating her.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 1, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 1, 2019.

KIRAN: Marksville deputy marshal released after serving a third of his sentence

Former Marksville Deputy Marshal Norris Greenhouse Jr. has been released from prison after serving only 21 months of a 90-month sentence for his involvement in a shooting that left a 6 year old boy dead.

Sheriff’s Office: Sulphur man who caused accident by driving wrong way arrested for fourth-offense DWI

A Sulphur man has been arrested for a fourth DWI offense, Kim Myers, with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Two arrested in connection with vehicle burglaries at Jennings business

Two men were arrested by Lake Arthur Police for the burglary and theft of vehicles at National Oilwell Varco in Jennings on Sunday.

Jury selection underway in Kevin Daigle capital murder trial

Nearly four years since the fatal shooting of State Trooper Steven Vincent, jury selection is scheduled to get underway in the trial of the man accused in his death.

Mother, three others arrested after toddler dies from gunshot

A mother and three others have been arrested after the death of a toddler in Lafayette.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 30, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 30, 2019.

Angola employee arrested, resigns after allegedly having relationship with inmate

A recent shakedown conducted at Louisiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola, revealed a contraband cellphone, which helped investigators discover an inappropriate relationship between an employee and an inmate.

Allen Parish corrections employee fired after allegedly showing up to work high on weed

An employee with the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office has been terminated and arrested for possession of marijuana while at work, Sheriff Doug Hebert said.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 27, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 27, 2019.

Lake Charles man indicted for attempted murder

A grand jury returned an attempted second-degree murder charge against Kentrell Joseph Dunn, 18, of Lake Charles.

Man accused of raping 11-year-old girl turns himself into authorities

Allen J. Fontenot, a man accused of raping a minor has turned himself into authorities, Kim Myers, spokesperson for The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

  Baton Rouge man kills 3, including ex-girlfriend

Three people are dead and one man is in custody after an overnight shooting.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 26, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 26, 2019.

One taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in shooting at intersection of 4th Ave. and 13th Street

One person was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting at the intersection of Fourth Ave. and 13th Street early Wednesday afternoon.

Police: Drugs, illegal gun, large amount of cash found after man shows up to court smelling of marijuana

Drugs, a handgun with an obliterated serial number and a large amount of cash were seized after a Crowley man showed up to Welsh City Court smelling of marijuana, authorities say.

Authorities searching for Lake Charles man accused of raping 11-year-old girl

Authorities are searching for a Lake Charles man accused of raping a minor.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 25, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 25, 2019.

  Two dogs killed in hit and run, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office looking for drivers involved

Two weeks ago a woman was walking her pitbulls, Nymeria and Trejo, across Ham Reid Road when a pair of cars came speeding towards them, the first hit and killed both dogs. Both cars kept driving.

Man fires multiple times at multiple victims on Warren Street, no one injured

A Lake Charles man is under arrest after firing multiple shots at multiple people on Warren Street Tuesday, authorities said.

Man accused of attempted robbery at Jennings hotel

A Jennings man is accused of attempted armed robbery at a Jennings hotel.

Lake Charles man sentenced for stealing guns from pawnshop

A Lake Charles man has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing firearms from a pawnshop

Jennings police searching for truck that hit two pedestrians in parking lot

Jennings police are searching for a dark-colored Toyota Tacoma involved in a hit-and-run in the parking lot of McDonald’s this morning.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 24, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 24, 2019.

Sheriff’s Office searching for vehicle that killed two dogs on Ham Reid Road

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance finding a vehicle that struck and killed two dogs on Ham Reid Road.

Texas man accused of driving stolen vehicle wrong way on 210 during police chase, hitting three vehicles

Man arrested after chase leads to crash on I-210.

63 arrested across La. for child exploitation as part of Operation Broken Heart

Sixty-three people from across Louisiana have been arrested on child exploitation charges as part of Operation Broken Heart, the Attorney General’s Office announced Monday, June 24.

Oakdale police chief, officers turn themselves in

Four City of Oakdale police officer indicted last week by an Allen Parish grand jury turned themselves in Monday.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 23, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 23, 2019.

3 Oakdale men arrested for arson with intent to defraud

An Oakdale man has been cleared of one arson arrest, but faces charges in another, according to a Facebook post by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal.

Texas veterinarian indicted on rape, sexual battery charges in Louisiana

A Texas veterinarian was indicted on rape and sexual battery charges in Allen Parish Thursday.

Three additional arrests made in trafficking of 14-year-old girl

Three more arrests have been made in trafficking of a 14-year-old girl

Oakdale police chief among four indicted by grand jury

Charges against the chief and another officer revolve around malfeasance in office, while two other officers were indicted in connection with the death of an inmate, Richard Rosier.

2-month-old child dies from injuries after alleged beating by Welsh man

A Welsh man was arrested for allegedly beating his two month old child who has now died from its injuries

SWLA Arrest Report - June 20, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 20, 2019.

18-wheeler driver arrested after hit-and-run on Beglis causes power outage

A Lake Charles man is in custody after a hit-and-run on Beglis Parkway caused road closures and power outages in Sulphur.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 19, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 19, 2019.

Lake Charles juvenile arrested after Anita Drive shooting

Lake Charles Police have arrested a 15-year-old suspect for allegedly shooting an 18-year-old

Church releases statement after pastor arrested for rape

Bellview leaders say Ward was fired “because of his sexual immorality and failure to maintain the high standard of integrity for the office of Pastor outlined in the Bible.”

  Over $1M worth of cocaine recovered off the coast of Louisiana

Over $1 million dollars worth of cocaine was recovered approximately 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana, according to deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Baton Rouge man allegedly leads police on high speed chase after handing joint to officer

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after Welsh Police say he handed an officer a joint and got into a high speed chase.

Two armed with knife steal headphones, food from pharmacy

Two men armed with a knife stole headphones and food from a pharmacy on La. 14 on June 9, officials said.

Pastor accused of raping 11-year-old over two-year period

A Westlake pastor stands accused of raping an 11-year-old girl over a two-year period, authorities said.