Crime Roundup: Lake Charles man charged in 1991 rape

By Special to the American Press

A 43-year-old Lake Charles man has been charged in connection with a 1991 rape, city police said.

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said Joseph Herbert Bargeman, 105 N. Prater St., was arrested June 10.

Kraus said Bargeman's DNA was matched to a sexual-assault kit that was taken after the rape on May 30, 1991.

"In May 2013, the Lake Charles Police Department submitted DNA samples to the Calcasieu Parish Crime Lab from the case," Kraus said. "In an on-going effort to bring closure to victims of sexual assaults, this is one of several cold-case sexual assault investigations being conducted by Lake Charles Police Department Sexual Assault Division.

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

Opelousas men charged with drug possession

Two Opelousas men have been charged with drug possession following a traffic stop on Interstate 10.

Timothy Jerome Stelly, 27, and Jared Gregory Haynes, 29, were arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office late Thursday


The men were traveling eastbound on I-10 when they were pulled over between Sulphur and Vinton.

Stelly, 818 E. Madison St., was released Friday night after posting a $20,000 bond.

Haynes, 528 Fort Hamilton Drive, remains in jail on a $20,000 bond.

Arrest Reports

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

• Robert Charles Spencer, 37, 411 Moss St. — drug possession with intent to distribute, moving violation. Bond: $20,000.

Timothy Jerome Stelly, 27, 818 E. Madison St., Opelousas — drug possession. Bond: $20,000.

Jared Gregory Haynes, 29, 528 Fort Hamilton Drive, Opelousas — drug possession. Bond: $20,000.

Elizabeth Danyelle Webb,

24, 2210 Lilly St., Apt. 32B — four counts of drug possession,

first-offense marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia,

possession of stolen firearms. Bond: $18,000.

Brent Zachary Allain, 36, 1614 Rose Lane, Sulphur — third-offense DWI, driving while license suspended, driving under suspension, resisting an

officer, moving violation. Bond: $17,000.

Shannon Dwayne Bell, 31, 920 W. Burton St., No. 2, Sulphur — two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, obstruction of justice.

Bond: $15,000.

Roxie Anna Stephens, 53, 2202 Hickory St., Sulphur — third-offense DWI, driving while license suspended. Bond: $11,000.

Jordan Dale Spears, 23, 1438 Hargrove Loop, DeQuincy — aggravated battery, aggravated assault. Bond: $10,000.

Hagen Michael Rogers, 19, 421 Beaugh Road — domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault, simple criminal damage to property less than $500. Bond:


Kerry Lamont Johnson, 41, 607 Lebato St. — aggravated second-degree battery. Bond: $7,500.

David J. Kohlenberg, 44, 155 E. Parkway, No. 23 — drug possession, obstruction of justice, drug use in presence of juveniles, possession of drug

paraphernalia, first-offense marijuana possession, failure to signal. Bond: $7,200.

Brandon Darcell Coco, 21, 843 Jacox Lane — aggravated assault, first-offense illegal carrying of weapons, possession of a weapon during commission

of a crime of presence of a CDS, first-offense marijuana possession. Bond: $5,000.

Mary Ann Fry, 20, 305 Canal St., Sulphur — drug possession, obstruction of justice, first-offense marijuana possession. Bond: $4,500.

Thomas Leslie Verkler,

52, 1601 Broadmoor Drive — third-offense marijuana possession, drug use

in presence of juveniles, possession of drug paraphernalia,

introducing contraband into a penal institution, non-moving

violation. Bond: $4,200.

Dacey Lynn Edwards, 24, 1015 1/2 Lafargue St., Sulphur — simple burglary, disturbing the peace, resisting an officer. Bond: $4,000.

Jason Fuselier, 37, 825 W. Verdine St., Sulphur — first-offense marijuana possession, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia,

disturbing the peace. Bond: $3,750.

Tracy Aaron Thigpin, 42, 7230 La. 3256 — violation of protective orders, two counts of direct contempt of court. Bond: $3,500.

Robert Dowers, 43, 1103 E. Burton St., Sulphur — domestic abuse battery by strangulation, simple battery. Bond: $3,000.

Larry James Walker, 50, 518 Franklin St. — violation of protective orders, driving while license suspended. Bond: $2,500.

Felton James Sonnier, 38, 413 7th St. — theft over $1,500. Bond: $2,500.

Jacob Glen Collett, 30, 2509 E. Elm St. — theft over $1,500. Bond: $2,500.

Cody Nikolas Davis, 23, 3009 S. General Wainwright Drive — drug possession, resisting an officer by refusing to show ID. Bond: $2,500.

Jonie Lasay Watts, 36, 2187 E. Gauthier Road, No. 111 — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $2,500.

Thomas Preston Vital, 55, 3449 W. Roosevelt St. — theft under $500, criminal trespass. Bond: $2,000.

William Joseph Carey, 34, 3639 Wright Road, Sulphur — domestic abuse battery. Bond: $2,000.

Slade Everett Miller, 23, 123 Louis Statum Road, Starks — domestic abuse battery. Bond: $2,000.

Wilford Dale Sonnier, 52, 1101 N. Crocker St., Sulphur — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $2,000.

James Marshall Nelson, 51, 602 Sycamore St. — drug possession. Bond: $2,000.

Robert Charles Powell, 25, 1020 W. McNeese St. — first-offense DWI, careless operation, driving while license suspended. Bond: $1,750.

Virginia Hughes-Corey, 43, 1326 Harvard Drive, DeRidder — DWI with child endangerment, possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, moving

violation. Bond: $1,500.

Dayton Charles Trahan, 59, 3259 Little Chenier Road, Creole — second-offense marijuana possession. Bond: $1,500.

Derrick Jermaine Ryan, 38, 1204 Fancher St., Vinton — first-offense DWI, careless operation. Bond: $1,250.

Matt Rudolph Richard, 26, 608 9th St. — domestic abuse battery. Bond: $1,000.

Mark Everette Reed, 35, 2899 Sugarloaf Drive, No. 178 — domestic abuse battery. Bond: $1,000.

Brian Jacob Benoit, 23, 709 Orange St. — aggravated assault. Bond: $1,000.

Greg Jeffery Deleon, 40, 3777 N. Claiborne St., Sulphur — second-offense marijuana possession. Bond: $1,000.

Michael Wayne Green, 41, 2414 Conoco St. — obscenity. Bond: $1,000.

Blake Adam Breaux, 29, 919 West St., Vinton — domestic abuse battery, flight from an officer.

Reginald Keith Breaux, 34, 732 Rhodes St. — domestic abuse battery.

Joshua Michael Blum, 29, 1277 N. U.S. 171 — child desertion.

Michelle Lee Monsour, 28, 493 Fontenot Lane — disturbing the peace, two counts of drug possession, careless operation.

Christopher Wayne Jones, 19, 132 Calcasieu St. — possession of stolen things over $1,500.

Aaron Kelly Brown, 29, 1326 G Brown Road — driving while license suspended, two counts of direct contempt of court.