Lake Charles –
On May 22 at approximately 11:50 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from the CSE Federal Credit Union, located at 1170 Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff in reference to a robbery. The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the credit union and demanded money from the teller. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, he fled on foot into a wooded area located behind the credit union.
During the investigation detectives viewed video surveillance footage in the area of the credit union and were able to identify a car of interest that drove by the credit union several times before the robbery and leave the area immediately following the robbery. Detectives received several leads and were able to identify the suspect as Ray J. McAllister, 37, Del Valle, Texas. After further investigation on August 14, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant in the amount of $150,000, charging him with robbery. McAllister is currently incarcerated in Waco, Texas on unrelated charges.
After further investigation detectives identified the driver of car seen in the surveillance footage as Christopher R. Guidry, 31, Elton, LA. Detectives also learned Guidry had prior knowledge of the robbery and assisted in conducting wire transfers with a portion of the stolen money from the credit union. On August 24 Judge Ronald Ware signed a warrant charging Guidry with principal to simple robbery in the amount of $20,000. He is currently incarcerated in the Lafayette Parish Jail on unrelated charges.
The FBI assisted in the investigation.
CPSO Detective Roland Jones is the lead investigator on this case.