Acting on recent and reliable information, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Violent Crime detectives began tracking Ronald G. McLain through southeast Texas. McLain was wanted for the murder of John Michael Deville, 68, Lake Charles, found deceased near his truck on the shoulder of I-10 westbound near Sulphur, LA in the early morning hours on Tuesday, June 26.
Beginning Tuesday, June 26, through various interviews, surveillance, and other investigative techniques, CPSO Violent Crime detectives were able to track McLain's movements from Westlake, Louisiana, to Aransas Pass, Texas, where he was captured by local authorities around 6:00 p.m. yesterday.
CPSO Violent Crime detectives traveled to Aransas Pass to meet with investigators in reference to McLain's apprehension. McLain was arrested during the commission of a home burglary following an anonymous tip.
McLain is a convicted felon as he was previously convicted of Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon in Nueces County, Texas when he was a teenager and was sentenced to fifty years in the Texas Department of Corrections.
In Calcasieu Parish, McLain is charged with 2nd degree murder; 2 counts of possession of firearm by a convicted felon; 2 counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling; theft of a motor vehicle. His bond has been set at $680,000.
CPSO Violent Crime Detectives enlisted the assistance of the following agencies to aid in the investigation and capture of McLain:
Vinton Police Department
Beaumont Police Department
Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers
Houston Police Department
Texas Fusion Center
United States Marshal Service
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office
Harris Country District Attorney’s Office
Aransas Pass Police Department
Aransas County Sheriff's Office
The investigation is continuing and more arrests are likely.
CPSO Detective Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.