Lake Charles, LA –


On March 7 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on North Perkins Ferry Road in Moss Bluff in reference to a disturbance.


When deputies arrived they learned Robert C. Willis, 33, 1182 Waynewood Drive, Lake Charles, went to the victim’s residence, who is an acquaintance, and was demanding money and other items from him.  The victim opened his back door and his dog exited from inside the house to use the restroom at which time Willis stabbed the dog in the head and neck.  Willis then proceeded to enter the residence and threatened to stab the people inside the home.  Willis left the residence and threatened to come back with a gun. 


A short time later deputies located Willis at his residence at which time he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with home invasion; aggravated cruelty to animals; and 2 counts of aggravated assault.  Judge Kendrick Guidry set his bond at $14,000.      


The dog suffered severe lacerations and was transported to a local emergency veterinarian office where he was treated for his injuries. 


CPSO Deputy Dylan Davis is the arresting deputy on this case.  CPSO Detective John Coffman is the lead investigator on this case. 


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.