Lake Charles –
On Tuesday, January 31 around midnight, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home off Westwood Road in Westlake in reference to suspicious circumstances. When deputies arrived they located, Damarcus A. Ardoin, 25, deceased inside the residence.
Earlier today after further investigation, detectives issued warrants signed by Judge Tony Fazzio for two suspects, Justin J. Ned, 22, DeQuincy, and Autoria “Tori” Lachney, 22, Lake Charles. Ned is charged with principal to 2nd degree murder, his bond is set at $650,000. Lachney is charged with accessory after the fact to 2nd degree murder, her bond is set at $65,000.
Detectives are currently attempting to locate Ned and Lachney. If anyone has any information on their whereabouts they are asked to call CPSO at 491-3605. Anyone knowingly withholding information from law enforcement will be subject to charges.
The investigation is continuing and more charges and arrests are likely.
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.
CPSO Detective Barrett Savoie is the lead investigator on this case.