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...
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.

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