Last Modified: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:54 PM
Man arrested for drive-by shooting
A Moss Bluff man was arrested Sunday after an eye-witness placed his truck at the scene of a drive-by shooting, Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said in a news release.
At around 4:30 a.m., deputies responded to a report of multiple shots fired at a home on East Prien Lake Road while the homeowner and his family were sleeping, Myers said. A witness gave deputies the license plate number of a black truck seen driving away after the shots were fired. Deputies located the truck and owner Donald J. Ellis Jr., 23, 1349 John Belle Road, at his home.
Ellis was arrested after further investigation and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center on charges of assault by drive-by shooting and aggravated criminal damage to property. Bond was set at $550,000.
Women arrested for children left in cars
A Lake Charles woman was arrested Friday for leaving her three children alone in a car while she shopped at Prien Lake Mall, authorities said.
Authorities estimated the inside of the car was around 130 degrees inside, with the engine off and windows rolled up, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said in a news release.
Faith D. LaFleur, 26, told deputies that she left her 5-year-old, 2-year-old and 11-month-old in the car for over an hour. When deputies arrived, two of the children were buckled in child seats while the third, unsecured, was found playing with the keys in the ignition. Acadian Ambulance examined the children and found them “sweaty, dirty and hungry,” Myers said.
The Department of Child and Family Services have placed the children with family members and are investigating the complaint.
LaFleur was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center on three counts of cruelty to a juvenile. Her bond was set at $100,000.
Another Lake Charles woman was arrested Friday for leaving her children unattended in a vehicle, Myers said. Princess Marks, 25, 2241 E. Prien Lake Road, told deputies that she left her two children, a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old, inside her SUV with the windows rolled down and engine off while having oral sex with her boyfriend in his vehicle, Myers said.
Marks told deputies that she was unable to see her children from her boyfriend’s vehicle, both of which were in a store parking lot.
She was charged with child desertion. Bond was set at $5,000. The two children were placed with family members.
LCPD: Shooting on St. Mary Drive
Lake Charles police are investigating a Sunday night shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive.
An 18-year-old man was shot three times with a small caliber weapon; he was treated and released from a local hospital, Sgt. Richard Harrell said.
Harrell asked anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or an argument to call Det. Colby Thompson at 491-1311.
Woman arrested for neglecting elderly
A Lake Charles woman was arrested for failing to feed and bathe an elderly woman in her care and leaving the woman without air conditioning, authorities said.
Jessica T. Malveaux, 40, was arrested for cruelty and theft under $500. Judge Clayton Davis set bond at $51,000.
When Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies began investigating Friday, they learned Malveaux had also stolen the elderly woman’s prescription medication and removed her 911 emergency button, spokeswoman Kim Myers said.
Malveaux, a relative, was the woman’s caregiver, Myers said.
Corporal Joshua Bazinet was the arresting deputy.
Seven citations given for no seatbelt
Seven seatbelt citations were issued at a DWI and seatbelt checkpoint in the 1700 block of La. 90 in Vinton Friday, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said.
No DWIs were issued, she said. The checkpoint was manned by the Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Charles Police Department.
Calcasieu Correctional Center reported the following arrests:
Nicholas James Randell, 21, 922 Fancher St., Vinton — inciting to riot and failure to disperse. Bond: $7,000.
Terrell Wayne Ceasar, 28, 519 Saint Dizier St. — production, manufacturing, distribution or possession with intent; drug paraphernalia; drug possession; 3 counts marijuana distribution or possession with intent. Bond: $132,000.
Kyle Joseph Natali, 22, 932 W. Houston River Road, Sulphur — simple property damage $500 to $50,000. Bond: $5,000.
Robert Charles Ballard, 55, 326 Grogan Lane — illegal possession of stolen firearms, illegal weapons use. Bond: $50,000.
Adonia Rachelle Lejeune, 33, 311 South Crocker St., Sulphur — 3 counts drug possession. Bond: $7,000.
Darrell Wayne Fruge, 58, 3016 Hodges St. — drug possession, drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,500.
Justin Ray Manuel, 34, 441 N. Johnson St., Sulphur — 5 counts theft $500 to $1,500, 2 counts contempt of court. Bond: $42,500.
Mack A. Greene, 59, 1277 N. Highway 171 — 2 counts production, manufacturing, distribution or possession with intent; first-offense marijuana possession. Bond: $50,500.
Derek Todd Zupisch, 26, 6720 Oak Crest Road, Riverton, Ill. — illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500. Bond: $10,000.
Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrest:
James Harmon, 35, 1623 West Street, Jennings: distribution of methamphetamine.
Welsh Police Department reported the following arrests:
Chad Courts, 36, Welsh: possession of methamphetamine and possession of stolen property.
Richard Naquin, 36, Lafayette: possession of marijuana.
Elizabeth Naquin, 34, Lafayette: possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.