Last Modified: Saturday, September 15, 2012 6:33 PM
A 43-year-old Lake Charles man has been charged with attempted car jacking and stalking, city police said.
Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said Michael Aurelian Lognion was arrested near the 1900 block of Bank Street at 1:38 p.m. Friday.
“On Tuesday, Lognion allegedly attempted to enter a vehicle that was occupied.” Kraus said in a news release. “Lognion approached the vehicle and tried to enter it while the driver was stopped at the intersection of Kirkman and 12th Street. The driver fled.”
Kraus said Lognion was charged with attempted car jacking and given a $100,000 bond.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has obtained an arrested warrant for Lognion for stalking.
“The charges are the result of an investigation into a complaint filed by a female employee of a local financial institution,” said Sheriff’s Office Commander Mike Byrne. “Lognion allegedly repeatedly entered the institution looking for her, loitered around outside of the building, peered through the windows, despite being asked to stop.”
Lognion was given a $100,000 bond for the stalking charge.
According to police records, Lognion spent over 100 days in jail after he was arrested on Oct. 9, 2011. He was charged stalking and violations of protective orders. He was released some time early this year after a judged ruled there was no probable cause for the stalking charge.