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Welsh man accused of homicide

Posted: 2:20 PM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-16 15:20:13-04

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 90 and Jones Rd. on July 4 at 1:00 a.m. in Lake Charles after receiving a call from Louisiana State Police. 

When troopers arrived on the scene, they observed people attempting to render aid to the driver of the vehicle, Dorian Colston, 21, of Lake Charles, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. Detectives say Colston had been shot several times. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

On July 7, Judge Robert Wyatt signed a warrant for second-degree murder for Jermaine "Dutt" Washington, Jr., 22, of Welsh, with a $1,000,000 bond, stated the spokeswoman.

 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 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, of Crowley, they served a search warrant on the truck and located three bottles of alleged Codeine. 

Washington and Sonnier were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Washington is charged with second-degree murder and possession of CDS II with intent to distribute.  Detectives say 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. 

CPSO Detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator on this case.