On November 6, 2015 Judge David Ritchie sentenced Timothy Aaron Dangerfield to life in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. The life term will be served at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
Dangerfield was convicted of Second Degree Murder on September 21, 2015. A jury unanimously found him guilty of killing his girlfriend, Sha’Crista Nicole Jones, on September 29, 2011. Jones, 21, was found dead in a home on General Patton Street in Lake Charles. She had been shot, stabbed and beaten. Later that evening, Dangerfield attempted to break into a home on Tulip Street, before aiming a firearm at several law enforcement officers. He tested positive for PCP following the incident.
Sergeant Lecia McCullough served as the lead detective on the case for the Lake Charles Police Department.
Assistant District Attorney Rick Bryant handled the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office with the help of Assistant District
Attorney Ross Murray.