Lake Charles, LA –


On December 1 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit detectives were dispatched to a business on Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff in reference to the theft of catalytic converters off four vehicles in the parking lot of the business. 


During the investigation detectives learned the theft occurred on November 30 at approximately 11:30 p.m.  Detectives reviewed surveillance footage at the business and observed a man in the parking lot with a flashlight underneath the vehicles.  After further investigation detectives learned on December 1 Davon R. Allemand, 22, 2596 Highway 3059, Lake Charles, scrapped four catalytic converters matching those stolen off the four vehicles from the business. 


On December 10 Detectives spoke with Allemand, at which time he confirmed he was responsible for the thefts.  Allemand also advised detectives he was responsible for the theft of catalytic converters from 3 other businesses, two in Sulphur and one in Westlake. 


He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 8 counts of theft; 7 counts of simple criminal property damage; and illegal possession of stolen things.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his total bond at $133,000.


CPSO VCIU Detectives Kyle Miers, James Rathke, and Grant Strenth are the lead investigators on these cases. 


An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged.   A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.