Lake Charles, LA –


On July 4 at approximately 1:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 90 and Jones Rd. in Lake Charles after receiving a call from LA State Police.  The car was headed was westbound.  When troopers arrived on the scene they observed people attempting to render aid to the driver of the car, Dorian Colston, 21, Lake Charles. 


CPSO detectives determined Colston had been shot several times.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  It is believed that Colston was shot while he was in his car and drove a short distance before crashing his car into a tree.

Today, July 7, Judge Robert Wyatt signed a warrant for Jermaine “Dutt” Washington, 22, Welsh, with a $1,000,000 bond.  Washington is being charged with 2nd degree murder for the murder of Colston.


Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Washington is asked to contact Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office immediately at (337) 491-3605. (or call Crimestoppers at 439-2222 if they wish to remain anonymous). Anyone withholding information regarding the whereabouts of Washington or assists Washington in evading arrest will be arrested and charged.


Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s Office also has active warrants for Washington for an incident that occurred on June 30.  Washington is wanted for distribution or possession with intent of schedule CDS II; illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance; flight from an officer; possession of CDS I; possession of CDS IV; and careless operation.


Washington should be considered armed and dangerous.  He is known to frequent the Lake Charles and Iowa area.


CPSO Detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator on this case.