Lake Charles –


On September 20 at approximately 11:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on University Drive in Lake Charles regarding a burglary in progress.


Upon arrival, deputies were advised Joshua P. Duplechin, 37, 2321 Greenbriar Road, Lake Charles, ex-acquaintance of the victim, forced his way in the home by breaking the bedroom window. Once inside, Duplechin threatened the victim and raped her. The victim was able to contact a friend who then contacted law enforcement. When deputies arrived at the home they located Duplechin still inside.


Duplechin was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with home invasion; and 2nd degree rape. Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $250,000.


CPSO Deputy Garrett Laborde was the arresting deputy in the case. CPSO Detective Dennis Pippin is the lead investigator on this case.


Write a comment

Comments: 4
  • #1

    Albina Brin (Saturday, 21 January 2017 23:30)

    You could definitely see your enthusiasm within the article you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren't afraid to mention how they believe. At all times go after your heart.

  • #2

    Later ALL charges were dropped.supposed victim admitted it was concential. (Friday, 03 August 2018 03:21)

    Later ALL charges were dropped.supposed victim admitted it was concential.

  • #3

    Calcam man (Friday, 03 August 2018 05:13)

    I remember this story upon further investigation of my own all charges were infact dropped. so my question is to calcasieu sheriff's department,why do ya'll still have this man picture up with this accusation of the charges that were thrown out completely.

  • #4

    groupsaffron (Friday, 05 February 2021 12:55)

    The currency of France is euro. There are several plural forms of the name 'euro'. These are euro, euros. The symbol used for this currency is €, and it is abbreviated as EUR. The euro is divided into Cent; there are 100 in one euro. http://www.confiduss.com/en/jurisdictions/france/economy/