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Welsh man wanted for second-degree murder

Posted: 3:47 PM, Jul 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-07 16:47:39-04

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man wanted for second-degree murder. 

Today, a judge signed a warrant for Jermaine "Dutt" Washington, 22, of Welsh, with a $1,000,000 bond. 

On July 4 at 1 a.m., deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Jones Road in Lake Charles after being alerted by state police. 

When troopers arrived on the scene, people were attempting to help the driver of the car, identified as Dorian Colston, 21, of Lake Charles, according to a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

Colston was heading westbound before crashing into a tree, the spokeswoman says. 

Investigators believe Colston was shot while he was in his car and drove a short distance before crashing. 

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office also has active warrants for Washington for an incident that occurred on June 30, the spokeswoman says.  Washington is wanted for distribution 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.

According to deputies, Washington should be considered armed and dangerous. He is known to frequent the Lake Charles and Iowa area.
 
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Washington is asked to contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 491-3605 or to call Crime Stoppers at 439-2222 if they wish to remain anonymous. Anyone withholding information regarding the whereabouts of Washington or assists Washington in evading arrest will be arrested.