Lake Charles, LA –
On May 16 a Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury warrant was issued for the arrest of Brittany Bertrand, 28, 1202 Giovanni Street #1, Lake Charles, for attempted 2nd degree murder for her involvement in an attempted murder case that occurred in 2015.
The Grand Jury warrant stems from a case on April 5, 2015 when the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a stabbing in the 2700 block of Broad Street in Lake Charles. Detectives learned that the victim arranged to meet Bertrand at a local motel after an exchange on a website. Once the victim arrived Bertrand and Ronald J. Jones, 23, Lake Charles, robbed him. During the robbery the victim was stabbed several times, causing life threatening injuries. Jones was arrested the same day and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder; he is still incarcerated
Yesterday, May 31, CPSO deputies were dispatched to a disturbance on Giovanni Street in Lake Charles. When they arrived they located Bertrand and arrested her on the active warrant. Bertrand was also issued a misdemeanor summons for disturbing the peace public intoxication and resisting an officer in reference to the disturbance. She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder. Her bond is set at $50,000.
CPSO Detective Beth McGee is the lead investigator on this case.
The victim has not yet fully recovered from the injuries caused by the stabbing.