Local attorney held for being late to contempt hearing released

A local lawyer and former candidate for District Attorney in Calcasieu Parish was arrested Monday after he showed up late for his own contempt of court hearing.

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Local attorney held for being late to contempt hearing released

A local lawyer and former candidate for District Attorney in Calcasieu Parish was arrested Monday after he showed up late for his own contempt of court hearing.

The 8:30 a.m. hearing was expected to revolve around whether Christian Chesson had used a video or audio recording device

Fontenot, 89, retires from CPSO after 37 years

After 37 years of employment at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lillian Fontenot handed in her keys this week.

“I’m on my first day of retirement, and I don’t know what to do with myself,” Fontenot, 89, said.

She joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1977 under Sheriff Ham Reid. She had recently moved to Lake Charles, but shortly after