Captured — LCPD Hauls in Trio
After an exhaustive 6 day search, Lake Charles Police Depart has arrested a wanted fugitive and two people accused of harboring that fugitive. According to LCPD spokesman, Mark Kraus, Lee James Gibbs, 25, of Lake Charles surrendered to LCPD on Monday. Gibbs' mother, Chris Ann Gibbs, and the mother of Gibbs' child, Miyah Moss, were also charged with obstruction of justice for helping Gibbs avoid arrest. Another fugitive, Marcus Dewayne Handy, 23, of Lake Charles is still at large right now.
Handy and Gibbs were scheduled to give testimony in a case regarding a 2013 murder, but both failed to appear in court. Of course, a pickup order was issued on Handy and a bench warrant was issued on Gibbs. At that point, LCPD began a search for both Handy and Gibbs.
Police got their first break in the case when they received a report that both wanted men were seen at an area hotel. At that location, police spoke to Shameka McClain, 31, of Sulphur, and Damien Louis Jr., 17, of Lake Charles, who had been with Handy and Gibbs overnight. Both Louis and McClain were arrested for obstruction of justice for aiding in hiding the suspects.
LCPD has issued a warning that If anyone is caught assisting or harboring Handy they will be arrested and prosecuted, said Kraus, who urges anyone with information regarding the fugitives' whereabouts to contact LCPD at 337-491-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 337-439-2222.