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Crime Roundup: Sulphur man charged with distribution of child porn

Last Modified: Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:06 PM

Special to the American Press

A 23-year-old Sulphur man has been charged with distribution of pornography involving juveniles.

According to records from the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Ryan Paul Doucette was arrested Wednesday by state police.

Doucette, 904 Tanner St., remained in jail Thursday. Bond was set at $25,000.



Two arrested in drug bust

Two Lake Charles men after facing numerous drug charges, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said 33-year-old Derrick D. Stevens, 2623 Lynn St., and 28-year-old Jacoby S. Deville, 1325 18th St., were arrested Wednesday night.

“The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force received information regarding Deville arranging to make a methamphetamine transaction at a local fast food restaurant,” Myers said. “Deville, Stevens and two other men arrived at the restaurant parking lot and were arrested by C.A.T. Team detectives with the assistance of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Tactics Team.”

Deville was charged with drug possession (meth) with intent to distribute and marijuana possession. He was released after posting a $4,500 bond.

Steven was charged with drug possession (crack) with intent to distribute. His bond was pending.

The other two men were charged with marijuana possession and released on a misdemeanor summons, Myers said.



Lake Charles man charged with prescription fraud

A 48-year-old Lake Charles man has been charged with 84 counts of prescription drug fraud, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Michael D. Treadway, 2141 Country Club Road, was arrested Tuesday.

“An investigation revealed Treadway obtained approximately 900 hydrocodone pills a month over the past year by utilizing numerous local pharmacies,” Myers said.

Treadway was released Wednesday after posting a $20,000 bond.



Local women arrested after robbery, kidnapping

Two Southwest Louisiana women have been charged following the armed robbery of a Sulphur convenience store early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Latisha Michelle Lebouef, 36, and Belinda G. Ellender, 43, were arrested by the Sheriff’s Office.

Lebouef, 813 N. Irwin St., Sulphur, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping and obstruction of justice. Her bond was set at $200,000.

Ellender, 402 Third St., DeQuincy, was charged with accessory after the fact to armed robbery and obstruction of justice. Her bond was set at $50,000.

“The store clerk said Lebouef grabbed her by her hair and put a knife to her throat while she was stocking beverages in the cooler,” Myers said. “After stealing an undisclosed amount of money, Lebouef fled the store in a van.”

Myers said Ellender was arrested after an investigation revealed she had knowledge of the armed robbery and failed to report the incident to law enforcement.



Lake Charles woman facing DWI charges

A 44-year-old Lake Charles woman has been charged with fourth- and third-offense DWI.

According to records from the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Lisa Marie Baggett was arrested Wednesday after an appearance in 14th Judicial District Court.

Baggett, 3520 Lois Lane, was arrested Saturday and charged with unlawful refusal to submit to a chemical test, driving with a suspended license, expired license plate and possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle.

She was released Sunday on a $1,000 bond.

No bond has been set on the new charges and Baggett remained in jail Thursday.



Calcasieu Parish men cited for crab trap violations

State wildlife and fisheries agents have cited two men for alleged crab trap violations in Calcasieu Parish.

Agents cited 35-year-old Nicholas W. Erny, of Lake Charles, and 33-year-old Eric L. Linden, of Grand Lake, for incidents for theft, destroying legal crab traps, violating crab escape ring requirements, using crab traps without the required markings and taking commercial fish without a commercial gear license.

Linden also was cited for selling fish to a consumer without a fresh products license.

Neither Linden nor Erny possessed a commercial gear license. Agents seized 22 crab traps and Linden’s vessel.

Violating crab escape ring requirements, destroying legal crab traps and using crab traps without the required markings brings a fine up to $950 and 120 days in jail for each offense. Taking commercial fish without a commercial gear license and selling fish to a consumer without a fresh products license carries a fine up to $500 and 90 days in jail. Theft brings a $500 to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.



Arrest Reports

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

• Davante Dashawn Celestine, 18, 209 Eddy St. — theft $500 to $50,000. Bond: $25,000.

Cheri Nicole Chesson, 26, 5633 Cormier Road, Vinton — identity theft, three counts of theft under $500. Bond: $20,000.

David James Cormier, 43, 20465 Bourque Road, Iowa — drug possession with intent to distribute. Bond: $15,000.

David Ikeem Thomas, 21, 2412 Cline St. — theft $500 to $50,000. Bond: $10,000.

Shelton Statum, 60, 939 Old River Road, Starks — aggravated assault with a firearm, domestic abuse battery.

Brittany Bertrand, 25, 3017 Fiske St. — resisting an officer, battery of an officer, public intimidation and retaliation, theft under $500.

Jennifer B. Patterson, 36, Jackson, Tenn. — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia.

David Dukes, 36, 2200 St. Francis St., Sulphur — two counts of drug possession, hit and run driving, reckless operation, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Joe Edwards, 39, Gonzales, Texas — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, moving violation.

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