Lake Charles –
On June 3 at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a man exposing himself in front of a business on Fifth Avenue in Lake Charles. When deputies arrived on scene they were not able to locate the suspect.
During the course of the investigation CPSO received a similar call on June 13 in reference to a man exposing himself in front of a business on Derek Drive in Lake Charles. When deputies arrived they observed the suspect, later identified as Johnathon L. Charles, 33, 3645 Greinwich Blvd., Lake Charles, attempt to flee the scene. Charles was apprehended, arrested, and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with obscenity and flight from an officer. Charles later bonded out on a $10,000 bond set by Judge Michael Canaday.
After further investigation into the June 3rd incident, detectives had reason to believe that Charles may be the person they were looking for. Detectives prepared a photographic line up, that included Charles’ photo, for the victim and she identified Charles as the man she had seen exposing himself. On June 29 Judge Guy Bradberry signed a warrant for Charles’ arrest in the amount of $50,000 for obscenity. Later the same day Charles was located at his residence and was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.
CPSO Detective Monte Gentry is the lead investigator on this case.