Lake Charles, LA –
In the early morning hours of Monday, January 2, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a trailer park on Tom Hebert Road in Lake Charles in reference to unknown individuals burglarizing several vehicles.
While in the area, deputies located two individuals, later identified as Von K. Maurx, 27, and Raymond L. Pate, 25, both of Lake Charles, on foot in a trailer park on E. Gauthier Road. When deputies attempted to make contact with Maurx and Pate, they fled on foot and jumped a fence. After a brief foot pursuit, they were taken into custody. During further investigation, deputies located a firearm on the path the suspects fled, as well as some of the stolen property from the vehicle burglaries on Tom Hebert Road.
Maurx and Pate were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of simple burglary; theft less than $1,000; and resisting an officer by flight. Pate was additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and possession of marijuana after it was located on his person.
After further investigation and subsequent executions of search warrants detectives learned Maurx, Pate, and an unknown suspect were responsible for several vehicle burglaries that occurred on Saturday, December 31, on Red Davis McCollister Road in Lake Charles, where 3 firearms along with cash and personal items were stolen.
Maurx and Pate were additionally charged with 4 counts of simple burglary; 3 counts of theft of a firearm; and theft less than $1,000. Pate was also charged with 3 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Judge Tony Fazzio set Maurx’s bond at $91,500 and Pate’s bond at $137,000.
The identity of the third suspect in the Red Davis McCollister Road burglaries is still unknown. If you have any information relating to these vehicle burglaries, please call CPSO at 491-3605.
The investigations are continuing and more arrests and charges are likely.
CPSO James Jones 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.