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.
On February 3, detectives issued warrants signed by Judge Tony Fazzio for the arrest of 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. After further investigation, detectives also issued a warrant for the arrest of Kevin E. Williams, Jr., 23, Eunice, for 2nd degree murder. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $650,000.
Earlier today, at approximately 11:30 a.m., CPSO detectives located Lachney and Williams at a residence on Kirkman Street in Lake Charles. They were both arrested and are currently being booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Detectives are still attempting to locate Ned. If anyone has any information on his whereabouts they are asked to call CPSO at 491-3605. Anyone who is found to be assisting or harboring Ned will be charged accordingly.
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.
Lachney’s mugshot: This mugshot is not public record according to Act No. 494