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Brothers arrested in shooting death

BY VANESSA C. DEGGINS

Two brothers have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 43-year-old Lake Charles man late Monday, police said.

Darren Morgan, 30, and Jason Morgan, 29, were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Roy Edward Wyatt, said Sgt. Mark Kraus.

The shooting happened at about 11:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of Opelousas Street, near Shattuck Street, he said.

Half a dozen people were outside when an argument between two groups of child–ren and adults started over stolen property, police said.

After the argument broke up, one person returned with a gun, and witnesses recalled hearing three gunshots that fatally wounded Wyatt, Kraus said.

Darren Morgan turned himself in at about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, and Jason Morgan turned himself in just before 6 p.m., police said. Both are in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on $300,000 bond each.

Anyone with information on the shooting can call Detective Frank Fondel at 491-1311.

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June 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Arrests made in slaying

*published Sept. 24, 2009
Two charged in death of man at his Enterprise residence

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BY VANESSA C. DEGGINS

Lake Charles police on Wednesday announced the arrests of two people in connection with the Aug. 5 slaying of 58-year-old Robert Cannon.

Police charged Phillip Cooks, 26, of Houston with second-degree murder. Antonia Marie Mills, 29, 4451 Fifth Ave., was charged with accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.

Police said Cannon was slain Aug. 3 in his residence at 1424 1/2 Enterprise Blvd. His body was found by the landlord two days later. Calcasieu Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke said Cannon died of blunt-force injuries to the head.

Police Chief Don Dixon said Wednesday that in the days after the crime his officers gathered evidence and got a material witness warrant for Cooks.

For several weeks, he said, fugitive task force members looked for Cooks in Houston and Lake Charles.

“We initially believed that he had gone back to the Houston area after the crime,” Dixon said.

Calcasieu Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke announces Wednesday during a news conference that Robert Cannon, 58, died of blunt-force injuries to the head. Two people have been arrested in connection with his death. BY BRAD K. PUCKETT

Calcasieu Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke announces Wednesday during a news conference that Robert Cannon, 58, died of blunt-force injuries to the head. Two people have been arrested in connection with his death. BY BRAD K. PUCKETT

Cooks and Mills were arrested early Wednesday at a Broad Street motel. No bond has been set.

Paul Cannon, the brother of Robert Cannon, expressed gratitude to Lake Charles police.

“I always had every reason to believe they were doing everything they could,” he said in a telephone interview.

He said lead detective Richard Harrell, along with others, kept him informed about what was going on. They also met with him when he came from South Carolina to Lake Charles.

“I can’t say I’m happy, because I can’t have my brother back,” Paul Cannon said. “But it’s comforting to know they caught the person who did this.”

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September 24, 2009 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Suspect in fatal shooting re-arrested

published July 9, 2009
A man arrested earlier this week on a charge of second degree murder has been arrested on a charge of possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number, authorities said.

Austin Michael Rousseau, 20, and four others were arrested July 6 in connection with the death of Daniel Gueringer.

Rousseau was released on $25,000 bond.

The four other men — Bryce Perkins, Derek Peloquin, Greg Wisner and Taylor Johnson — remain in jail.

Perkins was charged with second-degree murder; Peloquin and Wisner were charged with accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice; and Johnson was charged with inciting a riot and criminal conspiracy.

Perkins, whom police have identified as the shooter, has also been charged with possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

His bond was set at $560,000.

Police on Tuesday reportedly found a gun that they were able to connect to Rousseau.

Rousseau’s bail on the murder charge was set at $200,000, but Judge Kent Savoie allowed his father, Michael Rousseau, to sign a surety bond for his release.

The bond allows a third party to assume responsibility for the full amount of the bail if the suspect does not appear in court.

Under the bond’s special conditions, Austin Rousseau must live with his father and submit to drug tests.

The bond does not require any collateral, only a $30 administrative fee.

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July 9, 2009 at 1:54 am Leave a comment