Crime

Lake Charles woman arrested following E. Gauthier Rd. homicide

Authorities are investigating a Lake Charles homicide that occurred last night

Grand jury returns sex charges against Lake Charles man

Grand jury indicts Westlake man for sexual battery of juveniles

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 5, 2020

UPDATE: Manhunt called off as four in custody in Oakdale ATM theft

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 4, 2020

LIVE: Preliminary hearing for Chad Daybell held in Idaho court

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SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 3, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 2, 2020

Police: Guns shown in music video in park lead to two arrests

SWLA Arrest Report - July 30, 2020

Broussards indicted on first-degree murder charges

SWLA Arrest Report - July 29, 2020

McLain found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping

A jury on Friday found Ronald Gene McLain guilty of first-degree murder and second-degree kidnapping.

  Wife of Westlake double homicide suspect arrested on two counts of first-degree murder

Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso is giving an update on the July 15 killing of two teenagers in Westlake on July 15.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 28, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 28, 2020.

Traffic pursuit leads to drug arrest near Jennings

Traffic pursuit leads to drug arrest near Jennings

  VIDEO: Lake Charles police seeking suspect in battery of elderly victim

  Two teenagers arrested in shooting death of Anthony Bennett

SWLA Arrest Report - July 27, 2020

  Judges, prosecutors working to restart jury trials

  Fired ADA misses contempt hearing

Sheriff’s Office seeking identity of suspect in vehicle burglaries in Lake Charles, Sulphur

SWLA Arrest Report - July 26, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 26, 2020.

Two Lake Area men arrested for attempted armed robbery at motel

Two men have been arrested for attempted armed robbery.

Tuesday’s hit-and-run victim identified

The victim from Tuesday night’s hit and run has been identified as James Thadious Johnston, 47.

Sheriff’s Office investigating Lake Charles homicide

Authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide

SWLA Arrest Report - July 23, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 23, 2020.

Former coach convicted of prohibited conduct with student 17 years or older

Judge Martha O’Neal convicted Stephen Hodges on Monday of prohibited conduct between an educator and a student. The misdemeanor charge occurs when the student is 17 years or older but less than 21 years old, and carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

Cottonport man charged with two counts of raping juvenile

A grand jury in Calcasieu court has returned two counts of rape against a 22-year-old man.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 22, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 22, 2020.

Five arrested in shooting at McMillan Park

Five people are under arrest following a July 13 shootout at McMillan Park, authorities say. None of the suspects live in the area of McMillan Park, which is in the 300 block of Goos Boulevard, according to Capt. Kevin Kirkum, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman.

Dollar General executives honor Ragley employees

Two Dollar General employees, Sallye Salter and Tiffany Cook, were honored today by Dollar General Executives.

Authorities arrest, identify barricaded suspect in Moss Bluff

A Moss Bluff man who is a convicted felon and barricaded himself inside his home on Tuesday has been identified as 29-year-old Colby A. McDaniel.

Lake Charles Police investigating fatal hit and run

Police ask anyone with information on the hit and run to contact them

SWLA Arrest Report - July 21, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 21, 2020.

Texas man accused of stealing truck, trailer, ZTRs

Brock Galloway, 31, of Livingston, Texas, is suspected of stealing a company truck and trailer containing two zero turn lawn mowers and a welding machine, along with numerous other lawn equipment tools, according to Kayla Vincent, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. Galloway is also accus

Double homicide suspect appears in 72-hour court

Attorney Richard Bourke, with the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, confirms that he and attorney Elliott Brown have been assigned to represent Neil Patrick Broussard, because of the possibility he will be charged with capital murder and face the death penalty if convicted.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 20, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 20, 2020.

Obituaries for teenagers killed in shooting published

Two teenagers killed last week are being remembered with funeral services this week.Kyla Lenee Hidalgo, 17, and Kaleb Timothy Charlton, 18, were the victims of a double homicide in Westlake on Wednesday, July 15.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 19, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 19, 2020.

Roanoke woman struck and killed in Jeff Davis Parish

Roanoke woman struck and killed in Jeff Davis Parish

Wife of double homicide suspect arrested as accessory to rape, molestation

The wife of the suspect in Wednesday’s double homicide was arrested as an accessory, Calcasieu officials confirm. Tori L. Broussard, 41, is the chief investigator at the Calcasieu Public Defenders Office.

Appeals court upholds judge’s recusal in Dennis Bartie homicide case

Judge Michael Canaday was recused from the homicide case of Dennis Jerome Bartie by fellow state district court Judge Clayton Davis. Bartie is charged with second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Rose Born, found stabbed to death in her doughnut shop. Her death was considered a cold case until Bar

Man arrested for stabbing girlfriend in June

Man arrested for stabbing girlfriend in June

Rick Bryant announces he’s pulling out of DA’s race

Bryant previously served as Calcasieu District Attorney. He was elected in 2001 and remained district attorney until 2005 when he left to run for judge, a position he held until 2008.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 16, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 16, 2020.

  Bond set at $4 million for double homicide suspect

The suspect has turned himself in to authorities

  Westlake double homicide suspect also sex crime suspect in Texas

Westlake double homicide suspect also sex crime suspect in Texas

SWLA Arrest Report - July 15, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 15, 2020.

  17-year-old, 18-year-old killed in double homicide

Authorities are currently searching for a convicted sex offender who is currently the suspect in a double homicide in Westlake

Former Westlake pastor pleads guilty in state court for sex crimes

Former Westlake pastor pleads guilty in state court for sex crimes

SWLA Arrest Report - July 14, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 14, 2020.

Deputies seek driver of truck that lost hay bale, striking and killing woman

A 74-year-old Sulphur woman died last week of injuries sustained two months ago when she was struck by a hay bale that fell from a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck on Houston River Road, near the intersection of Jeffrey Lane, authorities say.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 13, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 13, 2020.

16-year-old wanted in connection with shooting on Moss Street now in custody

A 16-year-old wanted for four counts of attempted second-degree murder is in custody, authorities say.

  U.S. Marshals: Suspect treated for dehydration after hiding in attic

A barricade situation involving a man who failed to show up for sentencing is ongoing in the Moss Bluff area, officials with the U.S. Marshals Office say.

Lake Charles man accused of third-degree rape

A Lake Charles man has been arrested for third-degree rape, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Department.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 9, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 9, 2020.

Lake Charles man arrested for kidnapping and attempted robbery

A Lake Charles man has been arrested for kidnapping and attempted robbery

Three arrested for Vernon child abuse

The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has made three arrests in the abuse of a 7-year-old girl.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 8, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 8, 2020.

16-year-old sought in connection with July 1 shooting on Moss Street

Lake Charles police are searching for a 16-year-old in connection with a shooting in the 1600 block of Moss Street on Wednesday, July 1. Jaydrien Miller is wanted for four counts of attempted second-degree murder. Several juveniles were injured during the shooting, according to Capt. Kevin Kirkum, s

SWLA Arrest Report - July 7, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 7, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 6, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 6, 2020.

78-year-old man stabbed while driving on I-10

A 78-year-old man was stabbed multiple times while driving on I-10 West between Iowa and Lake Charles Friday morning, authorities say.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 2, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 2, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 1, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 1, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 30, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 29, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 29, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 29, 2020.

  One in custody after police chase in Lake Charles

Authorities are involved in a chase in Lake Charles, officials with the Lake Charles Police Department have confirmed.

Lafayette man arrested following high speed pursuit in Jennings

A Lafayette man who was wanted for aggravated assault with a weapon has been arrested following a high-speed pursuit along I-10

SWLA Arrest Report - June 25, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 25, 2020.

Authorities release initial reports from officer-involved shooting

Calcasieu Parish and Louisiana State Police officials have released the initial reports following the officer-involved shooting of Michael Torres last Saturday.

Authorities searching for shoplifting suspect

Authorities are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for shoplifting about $1,400 worth of golf clubs

Iowa man arrested for Sulphur burglaries

An Iowa man has been arrested after several Sulphur residents reported that their homes had been burglarized

SWLA Arrest Report - June 24, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 24, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 23, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 23, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 22, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 22, 2020.

  GRAPHIC: Officer-involved shooting in Lake Charles streamed on Facebook Live

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in an officer-involved shooting this afternoon in south Lake Charles, officials confirm.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 18, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 18, 2020.