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UPDATE: Two arrested in Westlake homicide, CPSO searching for third suspect

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Feb 03, 2023

On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, around midnight, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) deputies responded to a suspicious circumstances report in reference to a home off Westwood Road in Westlake. When deputies arrived, they located Damarcus A. Ardoin, 25, deceased inside the residence, authorities say.

According to CPSO, on February 3, 2023, detectives issued warrants signed by Judge Tony Fazzio for two suspects: Justin J. Ned, 22, DeQuincy, and Autoria “Tori” Lachney, 22, Lake Charles. Ned is charged with principal to 2nd degree murder. His bond is set at $650,000. Lachney is charged with accessory after the fact to 2nd degree murder. Her bond is set at $65,000.

After further investigation, detectives also issued a warrant for the arrest of Kevin E. Williams, Jr., 23, Eunice, for 2nd degree murder. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $650,000.

On February 6, 2023, at approximately 11:30 am, CPSO detectives located Lachney and Williams at a residence on Kirkman Street in Lake Charles, officials say. Both were arrested and are currently being booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Detectives are still attempting to locate Ned. If anyone has any information on their whereabouts, they are asked to call CPSO at 491-3605. Anyone knowingly withholding information from law enforcement will be subject to charges, authorities say.

The investigation is ongoing. Officials say more charges and arrests are likely.