Two suspects in the 2015 murder and armed robbery of an elderly Lake Arthur man have been arrested again on unrelated charges.
Vaughn Dell Robinson, 40, of Lake Arthur was arrested Wednesday for illegal possession of stolen things. Damian Vaughn Robinson, 20, of Lake Arthur was also arrested the same day on drug-related charges.
Vaughn Robinson was arrested after detectives recovered stolen lawn equipment from a barn located at his girlfriend’s home on La. 1126, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey.
Robinson was currently out of jail on two previous arrests — an Aug. 15, 2015, drug arrest by the Lake Arthur Police Department and a Mach 2015 arrest by the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office for obstruction of justice, accessory after the fact to second-degree murder, possession of stolen things over $1,500 and property damage in connection with the murder of Charles Raymond Talen Sr., 73, of Lake Arthur.
Damian Robinson was arrested Wednesday for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Schedule IV, by the Jennings Police Department. His bond is set at $6,0000.
Damian Robinson was charged with accessory after the fact to murder and obstruction of justice in the Talen case.
The Robinsons are among 11 suspects arrested on various charges in connection with Talen’s slaying. A 12th suspect has not been charged.
Talen was found dead on the floor inside his residence on Feb. 21, 2015, by sheriff’s deputies who had gone to the home for a welfare check after the victim’s vehicle was found abandoned and burning in a remote area in Vermilion Parish.
An autopsy showed he had suffered trauma to the back of the head.
To date the only defendant convicted is Roderick Cawthorne Jr., 21, of Youngsville. He was found guilty in June 2017 of second-degree murder in Talen’s death and sentenced to life in prison.
Cawthorne was also sentenced to 40 years in prison on an obstruction of justice charge which included burning the victim’s car, dumping a safe taken from the home and throwing away clothing worn during the crime. The latter sentence will run consecutive with the life in prison sentence.