Sep 14, 2010 3:29 PM by Melissa Hawkes

Lake Charles Man Charged With Four Counts of Murder

Lee Roy Williams Jr. was first named as a person of interest....he is now charged with four counts of first degree murder.

The victims were discovered brutally killed in separate rooms last Monday in a trailer on Tom Hebert Road.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said, "we have gotten a brutal murderer off the streets in Calcasieu Parish."

Mancuso couldn't release exactly how four people were murdered, but said there were"multiple acts of violence."

Officials believe Williams acted alone, but say the investigation is far from over.

Calcasieu Parish District Attorney, John Derosier, said he plans on pursuing the case very aggressively.

Williams was arrested on Thursday in Baton Rouge. Officials believe he either sold or traded important evidence on his way there. The Sheriff said possibly even a murder weapon.

The coroner's report is incomplete at this point. Officials are not releasing how Terry Banks, Jessica Eugene, Crystal Fruge and Kendrick Levergne died. William is being held at the Calcasieu Correctional Center without bond.

New developments out of Lake Charles in the Quadruple murder case. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office announced this afternoon, Lee Roy Williams, Jr. will now face four counts of first degree murder.

Williams was first named a person of interest after the bodies of  Terry Lynn Banks, 19: Jessica M. Eugene, 26; Crystal Dawn Fruge, 28; and Kendrick Warren Lavergne, 29 were found. The four were found brutally killed at 5859 Tom Hebert Rd., Lot #70 in Lake Charles on Monday September 6th.

Williams, 52, was arrested Thursday September 9th after a standoff in Baton Rouge. He's facing two counts of attempted first degree murder there, after trying to run over an officer to get away.

Williams shared a trailer and ate supper with the four victims the Friday before they were killed. Their bodies were found Monday morning, in separate rooms of the trailer. The victims were brutally killed. The CPSO believes Williams acted alone. Right now, Calcasieu coroner Terry Welke is not releasing a manner of death for the victims.

CPSO Sheriff Tony Mancuso said his office is looking for items sold or traded by Williams. The items were believed sold in the Iowa and Jennings areas.

District Attorney John Derosier said his office will aggressively prosecute this case.




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