Calcasieu

Nov 13, 2013 4:33 PM by KATC

Lake Charles man accused of home invasion, attempted 2nd degree murder

A 54-year-old Lake Charles man is accused of home invasion and attempted 2nd degree murder

On November 11, at 11:45 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies patrolling in the area of Enterprise Blvd. and Broad Street observed a female running down the street screaming for help. According to deputies, an acquaintance of the woman forced his way into her home armed with a large kitchen knife. Once inside, Larry W. Loya pushed the victim to the ground, struck her several times in the face and attempted to stab her several times as she attempted to flee. The victim was able to escape out of a door of her home and flag down deputies for help.

Deputies quickly located and apprehended Loya at the victim's home. Loya, who has a violent criminal history which includes a 1987 conviction of forcible rape in Calcasieu Parish and a September 2011 arrest for aggravated 2nd degree battery, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with home invasion; attempted 2nd degree murder; aggravated assault; and criminal damage to property over $500.

Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $775,000.

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