Lalonde Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Today, January 23rd, Kristopher J. Lalonde, 50, Groves, Tx, pled guilty to Manslaughter and was sentenced by Judge Robert Wyatt to 25 years in prison. Lalonde’s sentence is to be served at hard labor and he will receive credit for time served.

      On March 18, 2021, a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy attempted to stop Lalonde for a traffic violation. Lalonde ran a stop sign while being pursued by the Deputy, causing a collision with another vehicle who had the right of way, which ultimately resulted in a fatality in the lawful vehicle.

      “An innocent life was taken because Lalonde chose not comply with the Deputy’s order after he activated his lights and sirens,” said Calcasieu Parish District Attorney Stephen Dwight. “I want to be clear that if you don’t comply with a lawful order from law enforcement in our parish, you will be held accountable.”


            Assistant District Attorneys Joey Williams and Conrad Huber handled the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.