25. September 2021
Vice Found Guilty of Murder
Today, September 24th, Michael E. Vice, 50, Lake Charles was found guilty as charged on one (1) count second degree murder. “In 2018, Vice and his ex-girlfriend were driving down the road when Vice shot his ex-girlfriend in the head with a pistol. Vice then called 911 and stated that she had accidentally shot herself. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Lake Charles Police Officers arrived on scene and placed Vice under arrest. The investigation revealed that Vice gave multiple...
24. September 2021
Matthews Found Guilty of Murder
Today, September 24th, Trevor A. Matthews, 42, Westlake, was found guilty as charged on one (1) count second degree murder. On November 14, 2019, Matthews arrived at the victims house where the victim then entered Matthews vehicle and left the residence. This was the last time the victim was seen and was later reported missing on November 18, 2019. The victim was found stabbed 78 times by Matthews. Sentencing for Matthews will be held October 5th before Judge Michael Canaday Assistant District...
24. September 2021
O'Brien Sentenced to Life for First Degree Rape
Today, September 24th, Eddie Lee O’Brien II, 27, Lake Charles was sentenced to life at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on one (1) count first degree rape; and 25 years at hard labor without benefit on one (1) count indecent behavior with a juvenile under thirteen. The sentences are to run concurrently. Earlier this month, O’Brien was found guilty as charged on one (1) count first degree rape; and one (1) count indecent behavior with a juvenile...
22. September 2021
Dugar Found Guilty of Kidnapping
On September 22nd, Marcel N. Dugar, 40, was found guilty on one (1) count unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling; and one (1) count aggravated kidnapping. 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...
17. September 2021
Bartie Found Guilty of Kidnapping
On September 16th, RJ Bartie, 41, was found guilty as charged on both one (1) count home invasion and one (1) count second degree kidnapping; and was found guilty of one (1) count attempted second degree kidnapping. In 2018, Bartie arrived at the victim’s home and pointed a weapon at everyone present at the home. Bartie then entered the home without authorization and forced the victim inside his vehicle where the victim then escaped but was later caught again by Bartie inside her home. During...
03. September 2021
O'Brien Found Guilty as Charged
Eddie Lee O’Brien II, 27, Lake Charles, was found guilty as charged on one (1) count first degree rape; and one (1) count indecent behavior with a juvenile. O’Brien sexually abused the victim multiple times; the victim was 12 years old at the time of the crimes. O’Brien faces a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on the first degree rape conviction. Sentencing for O’Brien will be held September 24th before...
31. August 2021
Strahan Sentenced for Indecent Behavior
Today, August 31st, Judge Derrick Kee sentenced Marcus H. Strahan, 49, Westlake, to 21 years in prison on one (1) count indecent behavior of a juvenile under the age of thirteen; and 12.5 years in prison on one (1) count attempted indecent behavior of a juvenile under thirteen. The sentences are to run concurrently. On June 3, Strahan was found guilty of one (1) count of indecent behavior with a juvenile under thirteen; and one (1) count of attempted indecent behavior with a juvenile under...
18. August 2021
Demouchet Found as Habitual Offender
Today, August 18th, Judge Robert Wyatt found Marlin D. Demouchet, 47, Lake Charles, to be a second or subsequent habitual offender. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on each of the two (2) counts Sexual Battery of a Victim Under Thirteen; 20 years in prison without benefit on one (1) count Attempted Sexual Battery of a Victim Under Thirteen; 15 years in prison without benefit on one (1) count Sexual Battery; and 5 years in...
13. August 2021
DA Stephen Dwight Participates in Round Table
Today, District Attorney Stephen Dwight participated in a round table discussion alongside Sheriff Tony Mancuso. Mr. Dwight discussed the Contractor Fraud Response Team, his partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters MentorU program in an effort to decrease juvenile crime, and also answered any questions the public had.
06. August 2021
Thomas Sentenced to Life for Murder
On Friday, June 11, Michael Thomas, 54, Lake Charles, was found guilty as charged of one (1) count second degree murder; and one (1) count attempted second degree murder. On August 6, Judge Guidry sentenced Thomas to life without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on the second degree murder; and the maximum sentence of 50 years without benefit on the attempted second degree murder. The sentences are to run concurrent. In January of 2020, Thomas shot and injured his...

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