16. February 2021
Office closure
Due to the potential for remaining hazardous icy road conditions and for the safety of our employees, our office will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17. Stay safe Calcasieu.
22. January 2021
Bland Sentenced for Armed Robbery
On January 22, 2021, the Honorable Judge Robert L. Wyatt sentenced Sidney Bland, 35, of Lake Charles. Bland was sentenced to 25 years Department of Corrections, without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence, on one count armed robbery with a firearm, as well as 15 years Department of Corrections, without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence, on one count possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. His sentence was ordered to run concurrent with each...
15. January 2021
Former Westlake Girls Basketball Coach Sentenced
On January 15, 2021, the Honorable David Ritchie sentenced Edward Garriet III, 39, of Westlake. Garriet was sentenced to 10 years Department of Corrections, 5 years suspended, on one count of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, followed by 5 years probation concurrent with 7 years Department of Corrections for one count of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile, suspend all but 5 and followed by 5 years probation. His sentence was ordered to run concurrent with each other. “Friday marked the day of...
11. January 2021
Stephen Dwight Assumes Office
Stephen Dwight sworn in as Calcasieu Parish District Attorney and Assumes Office
07. October 2020
Due to the mandatory evacuation order of Calcasieu Parish and for the safety and best interest of our employees, the Calcasieu Parish District Attorneys Office will be closed Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9. We encourage everyone to heed the advice of officials and take proper action to keep yourself and your family safe. Our thoughts are with all of you.
02. October 2020
REOPENING - We will be returning to operations on Monday, October 5, 2020. Due to damage to the building and remediation still ongoing, the office will not be open to the public on Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6. During that time, employees will be able to assist the public via phone calls. The main line is 437-3400. We anticipate a public opening on Wednesday, October 7 for in person assistance. Court for the 14th JDC for the week of October 5 will be limited to incarcerated...
25. September 2020
Hurricane Laura Recovery Update
29. August 2020
A message from First Assistant District Attorney Jacob Johnson: The office will remain closed until further notice. All court appearances will be rescheduled. To our employees- We will alert everyone via email and social media. We will also do our best to contact those without email via text. Please stay safe.
25. August 2020
Our office will be closed through Friday, August 28, 2020. Please use this time to make sure you evacuate or have the supplies prepared to ride out the storm. Monitor your local news, our website and social media to stay informed. Be prepared. Be safe. #hurricanelaura #calcasieustrong
15. July 2020
Former Westlake Pastor pled guilty to sex crimes and was sentenced to 60 years.

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