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Seven arrested in drive-by shooting

Last Modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:31 PM

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A Lake Charles home was hit multiple times during a drive-by shooting Monday, although the intended victim did not live at the house, authorities said.

Seven people visited the home, in the 2400 block of 12th Street, on Monday looking for someone, Lake Charles police Lt. Kevin Kirkum said.

Not believing that the person did not live there, the seven returned at about 8:45 p.m. and shot and threw rocks at the house, he said.

When the person in the home heard “popping noises and unknown objects striking the house,” the person looked out the window and saw the same vehicle that had been by earlier, Kirkum said.

An officer later stopped the vehicle, which held the seven, Kirkum said. Evidence was found supporting the victim’s complaint, he said.

All seven were charged with assault by drive-by shooting, aggravated criminal property damage and illegal use of a weapon. Judge Ron Ware set bond at $14,000 each.

Those arrested:

Giovannte J. Vallaire, 19, 2124 Green Acres St.

Phylicia Nicole Cormier, 19, 2124 Green Acres St.

Florita Marie Journet, 41, 2124 Green Acres St.

Addie M. Vallaire, 17, 2124 Green Acres St.

Renee L. Vallaire, 25, Copperas Cove, Texas.

Jamar J. Vallaire, 22, Copperas Cove, Texas.

Earl Miller Dauntain Jr., 18, New Iberia.

Posted By: goodpeoplewronggroup On: 3/21/2014

Title: former soldiers

Jamar and Renee are two soldiers who have just recently ets out of the army. Its a shame to know they could have done this.

Posted By: PQW On: 3/19/2014

Title: what about this?

I have not seen any rockers or country bumpkins on death row nor do you see them committing the crimes that rappers commit. The lifestyle they live goes into their music that breeds the same kind of life.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set to execute on Wednesday an aspiring rap musician who was convicted of slitting the throat and stabbing to death a music studio owner in San Antonio so that he could rob him of equipment.

Posted By: Dee On: 3/18/2014

Title: Rap Music? Videos

If you think crime is caused by rap music and/or its attendant videos, you are too old and out of touch to be tuning in to either; all the adults I know leave that to the teeny boppers.. Evidently, Lake Charles is the only town in America so negatively affected by that genre of entertainment. I hate rap music, but I have never known it to be brought up in court as having been the influence under which a criminal acted. Oh, and do you mean "minority" rap? Explain.

Posted By: PQW On: 3/15/2014

Title: school shooting where?

I am unaware of any school shootings in Lake Charles. please explain. Go look at the statistical material breakdown of what rap music and their videos consist of and argue those findings.

Posted By: Doug On: 3/13/2014

Title: Oh Really, PQW??

So what are the contributing factors for all the kids who shoot-up their schools, etc.?. Rap music? videos??

Posted By: PQW On: 3/13/2014

Title: what happened?

Rap music and rap videos came along. It breeds nothing positive and then throw in parents that don't care and this is what you end up with. Bill Cosby said it best.

Posted By: Dee On: 3/12/2014

Title: $14,000?

That is ridiculous. That is what happened to LCH. For any such crime as that the damned bond should be hundreds of thousands of dollars, to send a clear message that such acts will not be tolerated. Period!!!!.

Posted By: TexCajun On: 3/12/2014

Title: What the heck?

Lake Charles used to be such a calm relatively low crime city. What the heck happened?

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