A Beaumont man wanted in connection with a murder on I-10 is in custody after turning himself in Tuesday to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say 32-year-old Kenneth Dawayne “Fat Rat” Williams of Beaumont turned himself in to the Beaumont Police Department around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Williams on June 30 for 2nd-degree murder in the case of 68-year-old John Michael Deville of Lake Charles. Deville was found dead near his truck on the shoulder of I-10 westbound near Sulphur in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 26.
Williams bond has been set $1,000,000.
57-year-old Ronald G. McLain of Beaumont is also charged in the murder of Mr. Deville. He is also facing two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and theft of a motor vehicle.
McLain is currently in jail in Texas where law enforcement arrested him for a home burglary on Friday, June 29. His bond has been set at $680,000.
CPSO says they plan to start the extradition process to bring McLain and Williams back to Calcasieu Parish to face their charges.