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Lake Charles woman charged with cruelty to a juvenile

Last Modified: Friday, April 26, 2013 4:47 PM

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A 29-year-old Lake Charles woman has been charged with cruelty to a juvenile, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Nicole M. Henning, 2409 Elm St., was arrested Wednesday after the department received a complaint from a local elementary school.

“Deputies learned that Henning struck a 7-year-old family member with her hand, causing large bruises and red marks on the right side of the boys’ face,” Myers said Friday. “Deputies also observed multiple bruises on the left side of the victim’s face, head, arm, neck and ear.”

Myers said Henning confirmed she struck the victim when questioned by detectives.

Bond was set at $25,000 by Judge David Ritchie.

The victim was removed from the home and placed with family members, Myers said.

Arrest Reports

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

Dianne Lynn Sawyer, 44, 254 Captain Road, Kinder — aggravated battery, disturbing the peace. Bond: $27,500.

Edward Charles Hudson, 45, 1104 Sally Mae St. — public intimidation and retaliation, unlawful use of 911.

Jaylon Lamar Hebert, 24, 4010 Louisiana Ave., No. 1022 — domestic abuse battery, aggravated battery, cruelty to juveniles.

Brandon Keith Gonzales, 35, 3005 S. General Wainwright Drive — domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, stalking, simple kidnapping.

Cody Joseph Richard, 19, 2346 Tuna Lane — possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Christopher James Daniels, 23, 511 Gateway Dr. — possession of stolen firearms, first-offense illegal possession of a weapon, possession of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Deetta Ellis Reeves, 37, 1290 Gieffers St. — possession of stolen things $500 to $1,500. Bond: $5,000.

Tyler Demetrius Jordan, 18, 719 Roland Patillo Road, DeQuincy — theft of livestock. Bond: $3,000.

Adrian Oneal Watts, 36, 220 Bruce Circle, No. 7 — issuing worthless check over $1,500. Bond: $500.

Justin Allen Guillory, 23, 2603 8th St. — simple burglary.

Destiny Clare Daley, 17, 2218 Ernest St. — simple burglary, first-offense marijuana.

Ashley Graffagnni, 29, 2105 Smith Road — theft $500 to $1,500. Bond: $1,500.

Patrick Charles Lancaster, 20, 314 Bruson St. — underage DUI, careless operation. Bond: $1,250.

Bradley Garrett Leger, 28, 2651 Bending Branch Drive — second-offense DWI.

Sherry Michelle Laughlin, 38, 3722 E. Burton St. — two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, direct contempt of court. Bond: $20,500.

River Austin Ray Langley, 18, 2826 Miller Ave., Westlake — first-offense marijuana possession, direct contempt of court. Bond: $5,000.

Ralph Derek Celestine, 39, 6461 Mark Lebleu Road — first-offense marijuana possession, drug possession, reckless operation, eight moving violations. Bond: $1,500.

Douglas Eric Lafleur, 46, 1601 Franklin St., DeRidder — two counts of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Christopher Joseph Butcher, 27, 3206 Landfair St. — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Daniel Troy Oliver, 34, 212 Dewitt St., Westlake — creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory. Bond: $20,000.

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