08. July 2021
DA and Sheriff to Offer Immunity
Over 10 years ago, on June 5, 2011, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Rustic View Drive in Lake Charles in reference to the murder of Mary “Jeannette” Duhon, the estranged wife of Joe M. Constance, now 54 years of age. During the investigation it was learned Constance forcefully entered Duhon’s residence, confronted other occupants of the residence, while demanding to know the location of Duhon. When Constance located her in another area of the...
08. July 2021
Demouchet Sentenced for Sexual Assault
On May 21, Marlin D. Demouchet, 47, Lake Charles, was found guilty of two (2) counts Sexual Battery of a Victim Under Thirteen, one (1) count of Attempted Sexual Battery of a Victim Under Thirteen, one (1) count Sexual Battery, and one (1) count Simple Escape. Demouchet sexually abused 3 victims ages ranging from 10-13 at the time of the crimes. Today, Judge Robert Wyatt sentenced Demouchet to 30 years in prison without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on each count of...
21. June 2021
Bartie Found as Habitual Offender
Today, June 21st, Judge Kendrick Guidry found El Jerico Bartie, Lake Charles, to be a fourth or subsequent habitual offender. He was sentenced to 50 years at hard labor, without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on each of the 8 counts of attempted first degree murder of a police officer. The sentences are to run concurrently. On April 30th a Calcasieu Parish jury found Bartie guilty as charged on 8 counts attempted first degree murder of a police officer for a 2014...
11. June 2021
Thomas Found Guilty of 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. In January of 2020, Thomas shot and injured his ex girlfriend, as well as shot her boyfriend who was later pronounced deceased. Post trial motions will take place August 4th before Judge Guidry. Assistant District Attorneys Charles Robinson and Amariha Fort prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s...
07. June 2021
Strahan Found Guilty of Indecent Behavior of a Juvenile
On Thursday, June 3, Marcus H. Strahan, 49, Westlake, 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 thirteen. Judge Derrick Kee has ordered a pre-sentence investigation for Strahan prior to sentencing which is set for July 23. Chief of Litigation Bobby Holmes and Assistant District Attorney Denisse Parrales prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.
26. May 2021
Parker Sentenced for Armed Robbery and False Imprisonment
On Monday, May 24, David Billy Parker, 33, Lake Charles, pleaded guilty to one count of Armed Robbery and one count of False Imprisonment with a Dangerous Weapon. Parker was sentenced to 45 years at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence for the Armed Robbery and was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor for the False Imprisonment with a Dangerous Weapon, with the sentences to run concurrently. In 2014, Parker robbed an employee at a business in North Lake...
24. May 2021
McKay Sentenced for Rape and Sexual Battery
John Baker McKay, 37, Iowa, pled guilty to one (1) count third-degree rape and pled guilty as charged on one (1) count oral sexual battery. McKay was sentenced to 20 years Department of Corrections without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence for the third-degree rape charge. For the oral sexual battery charge, McKay was sentenced to 8 years Department of Corrections with 6 years to run concurrent and 2 years to run consecutive with the rape sentence. Lifetime sex...
24. May 2021
Wannage Sentenced for Pornography of Juveniles
Last week, George Wannage, 29, Iowa, pled guilty to four (4) counts of pornography involving juveniles. He was sentenced to 10 years prison with each count to run concurrent. Due to Wannage’s sexual offenses involving juveniles, he must register as a tier II sex offender, which means he will have a 25 year registration period conducted semi-annually. Wannage was one of four area men that were arrested by the Attorney General’s Office for child pornography in 2019. Of the other three men,...
21. May 2021
Demouchet Sentenced for Sexual Battery
Marlin Demouchet, 43, Lake Charles, was found guilty of three (3) counts of sexual battery of a victim under 13, one (1) count of attempted sexual battery of a victim under 13, one (1) count simple escape. Sentencing for Demouchet will be held July 7, 2021, before Judge Robert Wyatt. Assistant District Attorneys Denisse Parrales, Charles Robinson, and Conrad Huber prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.
21. May 2021
McKinney Sentenced for Vehicular Homicide
George McKinney, 22, Lake Charles, pled guilty to one (1) count vehicular homicide earlier this year. Today he was sentenced to 30 years Department of Corrections suspend all but 23 years. Upon his release, McKinney will serve 5 years of supervised probation with special terms and conditions. In October of 2020, McKinney struck and killed a pedestrian due to driving under the influence and speeding. Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Algero prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish...

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