Today, December 1st, Marcel N. Dugar, 40, was sentenced to 6 years in prison on one (1) count unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling; and 30 years in prison on one (1) count aggravated kidnapping. These sentences are to run concurrently with the first 5 years to be served without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence and upon release, will have to register as a sex offender. The sentences are to be ran consecutively to time being served for a 1999 conviction for armed robbery and 1st degree robbery.
In 2020, Dugar, without authorization, entered the victim’s home through a kitchen window. Upon entry, Dugar forcibly took an 8-month-old child, who is in no way related to him, out of the arms of the child’s grandmother and left the home. Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office located Dugar at another residence and transported him to the Sheriff’s Office for further investigation. Acadian Ambulance arrived on scene to examine the 8-month-old victim for injuries and upon finding no injury, the victim was reunited with the mother and returned home.
Assistant District Attorneys Bobby Holmes and Kadence Haskett prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.