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Franklin Police arrest Lake Charles man for social media threats

Posted at 9:52 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 10:52:18-04

Franklin Police have booked a Lake Charles man, accusing him of inciting a riot on social media.

Donald Derouen, Jr., 29, was booked late Wednesday with terrorizing, communication of false information of planned arson, and inciting a riot. Derouen was additionally arrested on a warrant for 16th Judicial District Court for failure to appear on the charges of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple battery, and a warrant for probation violation.

As of this morning, no bond has been set for his release.

Derouen is accused of posting a threatening message involving area neighborhoods and police officers, KWBJ reports.

On Saturday, Franklin investigators received a tip that a the suspect posted a message to Facebook inciting criminal activity. A second post was uploaded on Sunday showing an image of a police car and an individual with a gun.

To read the full KWBJ story, click here.

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