Arrest Made in July 4th Homicide in East Lake Charles
The man reportedly responsible for the shooting death of Dorian Colston, 21, on the morning of July 4, has been arrested and charged with 2nd-degree murder.
On Wednesday, July 4, at about 1 a.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was called out to an automobile accident by the LA State Police, at the intersection of Highway 90 and Jones Rd. in Lake Charles. When troopers arrived, people were attempting to render aid to the driver of the car, 21-year-old Dorian Colston of Lake Charles.
Detectives determined Colston was "shot several times" and that he was shot in his car as he drove westbound, before driving a short distance where he crashed the red 2000 4-door Buick Regal Sedan into a tree. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
On July 7, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Jermaine "Dutt" Washington, Jr., 22, of Welsh, for 2nd-degree murder. His bond was set at $1,000,000.
On July 15, detectives learned Washington was possibly in a Toyota Tacoma that was traveling along I-210 in Lake Charles. Detectives along with CPSO patrol deputies located the truck at approximately 10:15 p.m. on I-210 near the Enterprise Boulevard on-ramp. Deputies conducted a stop on the truck and located Washington in the passenger’s seat of the truck. After detectives spoke with the driver, Tarek K. Sonnier, 21, Crowley, they served a search warrant on the truck and located 3 bottles of Codeine. - CPSO Media Release
Washington and Sonnier were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.
Washington is charged with 2nd-degree murder, and possession of CDS II with intent to distribute. He has an active warrant out of Jeff Davis Parish for distribution also or possession with intent of schedule CDS II; illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance; flight from an officer; possession of CDS I; possession of CDS IV; and careless operation.
Sonnier is charged with possession of CDS II with intent to distribute.