Six Lake Charles men accused of setting up dice game to be robbed

Published: Jan. 22, 2016 at 5:03 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 22, 2016 at 7:53 PM CDT
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A dice game at a home on Goodman Street around 1 a.m. on Jan. 3 turned out to be a setup for robbery, authorities said.

Six Lake Charles men are accused of taking part in the setup and armed robbery, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

Roche Jackson, 18, Keimon Brown, 18, Dontre Edwards, 18, Jamirick Edwards, 17, Deon Edwards, 17, and Damien Miller, 36, are all charged with armed robbery, with a firearm enhancement. Miller also faces a charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

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Brown was booked and released on a $50,000 bond, set by Judge Guy Bradberry. Bradberry set Jamirick Edwards' bond at $300,000. Judge Clayton Davis set Jackson's bond at $200,000. Bond has not yet been set on the other three men.

Detectives learned that Brown and Jackson, as well as two juveniles, drove to the home of Dontre Edwards to shoot dice, Myers said. While at the home, Jackson and the juveniles were robbed by three masked gunmen, who stole cash, cell phones and a rifle, then fled on foot.

Jackson, Brown and Dontre Edwards set up the robbery and enlisted Miller and Deon and Jamirick Edwards to rob the game, Myers said.

CPSO Detective Patrick Smith is the lead investigator.

The incident was first reported to KPLC as the robbery of a card game.

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