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Crime Roundup: Lake Charles man charged with sexual battery, indecent behavior

Last Modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 5:27 PM

Special to the American Press

DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a 43-year-old Lake Charles man in connection with a 1991 rape case, city police said.

Joseph Herbert Bargeman, 105 North Prater St., was arrested June 10 and charged with aggravated rape.

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said the arrest came after Lake Charles police submitted DNA samples from the case to the Southwest Louisiana Crime Lab.

Kraus said that on May 30, 1991, the victim was attacked and taken to another location where she was sexually assaulted. A sexual assault kit was compiled, but “at the time of the initial investigation, there were no leads,” Kraus said.

According to the Calcasieu Clerk of Court website, Bargeman has faced various charges through the years — in 1992, he was charged with attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery and in 2011 he was charged with simple robbery.

The case marks the second recent arrest which police said stemmed from DNA evidence in a decades-old rape case.

In April, Police Chief Don Dixon announced that DNA had led to an arrest in a 1992 incident in which two women were raped. Dixon said DNA linked Darwin Hutchinson to the crime. Hutchinson is serving a life sentence at Angola State Penitentiary for a 1999 rape.

Kraus said the LCPD is investigating several cold-case sexual assault cases.

“Chief Dixon applauds the recent decision from the United States Supreme Court which allows for the collection of DNA samples from arrestees.” Kraus said. “These samples will continue to add to the DNA database which will assist Law Enforcement in past, current and future crimes.”



Arrest Reports

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:

• Andrew Schlesinger, 18, 4205 Worthy Drive — drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, two moving violations. Bond: $78,000.

Aaron James Cupit, 21, 1232 Georgia St., Sulphur — drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $51,000.

Byron Charles Simien, 34, 5660 Emerald Drive — three counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, drug possession, violation of protective orders. Bond: $50,000.

Jesse Austin Dupuis, 18, 7529 Ling Road — aggravated burglary, three counts of theft of a firearm, theft under $500, simple burglary, theft under $300. Bond: $37,500.

Colton Allen Moore, 18, 7529 Ling Road — aggravated burglary, three counts of theft of a firearm, theft under $300. Bond: $35,000.

Thomas Earl Salmons, 52, 2237 Orchid St. — fourth-offense DWI, driving with a suspended license, careless operation. Bond: $31,500.

Donaven A. Morris, 19, 2916 Dixy Drive — marijuana possession with intent to distribute, drug possession in drug-free zone. Bond: $30,000.

Desiree Dubard, 34, 6739 McCown Road, Iowa — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $30,000.

Jermaine Jones, 40, 1809 Carter St. — drug possession with intent to distribute, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer, battery of a police officer, disturbing the peace, direct contempt of court. Bond: $28,000.

Theodore P. Cole, 42, 1211 Pryce St. — aggravated battery. Bond: $25,000.

Megan Hazel Babineaux, 25, 4820 Canal St. — four counts of simple burglary, theft over $500, two counts of unauthorized use of an access card over $500, three counts of theft under $500. Bond: $24,000.

Jacob Abshire, 51, 162 Devall Road, Hackberry — first-offense DWI, vehicular negligent injuring, moving violation. Bond: $21,250.

Brandy Lea Brown, 31, 19523 Constance Road, Iowa — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, direct contempt of court. Bond: $20,500.

James Zeno, 54 — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, disturbing the peace. Bond: $20,000.

Crystal Ruth Taber, 29, 1120 Illinois St., Lake Charles — aggravated battery, domestic abuse battery. Bond: $15,500.

Walter Henry Davis, 29, 2249 11th St. — marijuana possession with intent to distribute. Bond: $15,000.

Jason Todd Landry, 38, 1277 N. U.S. 171 — resisting an officer, battery of a police office, disturbing the peace, simple criminal damage to property under $500. Bond: $11,000.

Jerrel Anthony Martin, 56, Baton Rouge — possession of stolen things, theft over $500. Bond: $10,000.

Christian Abby Nicole Harvey, 22, 5125 Buddy Johnson Road, Starks — first-offense marijuana possession, possession of stolen things over $1,500. Bond: $6,000.

Shane Courville, 52, 318 Phil’s Lane, No. 53 — domestic abuse battery by strangulation. Bond: $5,000.

Hannah Thomas, 26, 618 McNabb St. — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $5,000.

Michael Anthony Fontenot, 20, 2226 May St., Westlake — domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, criminal abandonment. Bond: $5,000.

Audie Wayne Wood, 31, 209 Moss Road, Sulphur — domestic abuse battery, simple cruelty to animals. Bond: $5,000.

Daryl Wayne Mancil, 27, 1120 Illinois St. — domestic abuse battery by strangulation. Bond: $4,000.

Scott Edward Becton, 45, Deer Park, Texas — domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace. Bond: $4,000.

Jeffery Archangel, 53, Lafayette — simple battery. Bond: $2,500.

James Travis Sutterfield, 41, Webster, Texas — two counts of issuing worthless check over $1,500. Bond: $2,200.

Tracy Eugene Badon, 52, 400 Moss Road, Sulphur — illegal use of weapons or dangerous instruments, disturbing the peace. Bond: $2,000.

Cody Shane Landry, 29, 1263 Whippoorwill Drive — domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, two counts of direct contempt of court. Bond: $2,000.

Kenneth D. Brown, 22, 4451 5th Ave., No. 3 — resisting an officer, disturbing the peace, entry on or remaining in places after being forbidden. Bond: $1,500.

Zane Paul Victorian, 30, 700 Phillips St., Sulphur — domestic abuse battery. Bond: $1,500.

Dylan Scott Dowd, 20, 255 E. Miller Ave., Iowa — driving with a suspended license, non-moving violation. Bond: $1,250.

Claude Barrymore Rankins, 47, 1802 Mill St. — first-offense DWI, non-moving violation. Bond: $1,250.

Corey W. Harmon, 40, 251 Pine Ridge Drive, Westlake — domestic abuse battery, two counts of direct contempt of court. Bond: $1,000.

Aerinn Devohn Guillory, 21, 1011 W. 18th St. — domestic abuse battery with child endangerment. Bond: $1,000.

Rosalind Marie Richard, 56, 721 Orange St. — cruelty to juveniles.

Kevin Dewayne Porter, 44, 1113 Pine St., Apt. A — domestic abuse battery, violations of protective orders.

Linsey Marie Perkins, 21, 236 Kelly St., DeQuincy — creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory.

Reagan B. Smith, 17, 1247 Cross St., DeQuincy — three counts of creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory.

Nicholas Scott Dietz, 23, 304 Orange St., DeQuincy — two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Damon J. Levings, 22, 1513 Mitchell St. — drug possession with intent to distribute, two counts of direct contempt of court.

Joshlynn Marie Moore, 32, 3514 La. 27, Sulphur — drug possession, vehicles without required equipment or in unsafe condition.

Christopher Shawn Marcantel, 36, 1277 N. U.S. 171, Apt. A — drug possession.

Eugene Tronte Manuel, 30, 2918 Lena Ave. — driving with a suspended license, direct contempt of court.

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