I-10 homicide suspect turns self in

I-10 homicide suspect turns self in
A second-degree murder warrant has been issued for Beaumont man Kenneth Dawayne Williams in connection with John Michael DeVille's death.

A Beaumont man wanted in connection with a killing on I-10 in Sulphur turned himself into Beaumont police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Kenneth Dawayne "Fat Rat" Williams, 32, Beaumont, surrendered around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

The Sheriff's Office issued a second-degree murder arrest warrant for Williams on June 30 in the case of John Michael DeVille, 68, Lake Charles, who was found deceased near his truck on the shoulder of I-10 westbound near Ruth Street in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 26.  His bond is $1 million.

Another suspect, Ronald G. McLain, 57, also of Beaumont, was apprehended in Aransas Pass, Texas, on Friday, June 29. Authorities say he was in commission of a home burglary when he was arrested. Mclain faces two counts of possession of firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, theft of a motor vehicle. He is currently in jail in Aransas Pass. His bond is set at $680,000.

Myers said the Sheriff's Office plans to start the extradition process to bring McLain and Williams back to Calcasieu Parish to face their charges.

Det. Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator.

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