03. May 2021
Bartie found guilty as charged
Friday night, a Calcasieu Parish Jury found El Jerico Bartie, Lake Charles, guilty as charged on 8 counts attempted first degree murder of a police officer. Bartie faced trial for the second time for a standoff at a hotel in 2014. He was convicted by a judge in his first trial, but an appeals court found no evidence that Bartie understood he waived his right to a trial by jury. Sentencing is set for June 21, 2021. First Assistant District Attorney Jacob Johnson and Assistant District Attorney...
23. April 2021
Sterling sentenced for manslaughter
After pleading guilty to manslaughter, J’Vonte Sterling, 19, Lake Charles, was sentenced today by Judge Clayton Davis to 20 years Department of Corrections without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. In 2019, Sterling was arrested for a shooting that occurred on Legion St. that caused the victim to succumb to his injuries. Assistant District Attorneys Ross Murray and Hope Wyatt Buford prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.
21. April 2021
Monceaux Sentenced to Life
After being convicted on 2 counts of first-degree rape and 3 counts of sexual battery of a juvenile, David P. Monceaux, 34, Lake Charles, was sentenced today by Judge Michael Canaday to life imprisonment without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on the two rape convictions; and 50 years Department of Corrections without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on the sexual batteries. The two life sentences and one of the sexual battery sentences were...
15. April 2021
We are happy to partner with Lake Charles City Court and their Fresh Start Amnesty Program. Lake Charles City Court will be offering a one-month Fresh Start Amnesty Program beginning April 19, 2021. during the amnesty period individuals can take care of outstanding court matters with no fear of arrest or prosecution. Warrants for failure to appear and failure to pay will be recalled. Warrant fees and other fines may be removed or reduced, with an option for payment plans. Where applicable, new...
14. April 2021
Sulphur woman sentenced for DWI 4th
On April 9, Traci M. Smith, 47, Sulphur, pled guilty to 2 counts DWI 4th. She was sentenced to 30 years Department of Corrections with all but 12 years suspended. Upon her release, Smith will serve 5 years probation on in-home incarceration with special conditions, plus a $5,000 fine, on each count of DWI 4th, to run concurrently. In 2017, Smith was arrested and charged with DWI 4th when a deputy discovered her vehicle turned on its side after coming in contact with several mailboxes and...
13. April 2021
DA and Sheriff Announce Creation of Contractor Fraud Response Team
Stephen Dwight, Calcasieu Parish District Attorney, and Tony Mancuso, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff, are working together to fight contractor fraud in the parish and have formed a Contractor Fraud Response Team. “The incidence of contractor fraud is on the rise and we are taking action to send a clear message to those criminals who are taking advantage of our citizens as they work to rebuild and recover from last year’s hurricanes,” said Dwight. “We will pursue, arrest and prosecute anyone...
09. April 2021
Former deputy found guilty of rape and sexual battery of juveniles
Today a Calcasieu Parish Jury found David P. Monceaux, 34, of Lake Charles, guilty as charged. Monceaux was found guilty of two (2) counts first degree rape; and three (3) counts sexual battery of a juvenile. Monceaux is facing life without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence and is held without bond. “I am proud of our team for bringing justice to the victims of these horrible crimes,” said Calcasieu Parish District Attorney Stephen Dwight. “sadly, there are predators...
09. April 2021
Man indicted for manslaughter and aggravated flight from an officer
Yesterday, the Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury indicted Kristopher LaLonde, 47, of Groves, TX, on one (1) count aggravated flight from an officer; and one (1) count manslaughter. Magistrate Judge Fazzio set his bond at $600,000.
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...

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