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Lake Charles Man Charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder of a Police Officer and Other Charges

Published May 26, 2021
 
A Lake Charles man has been arrested and charged with attempted 1st-degree murder of a police officer along with several other charges after he pulled a gun on a Calcasieu Parish deputy.
 
From the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office – On May 24, 2021, at approximately 7:30 AM, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies were dispatched to a gas station on Highway 14 in reference to a male who previously used fake $20 bills.
Upon the deputy’s arrival, they observed a male, later identified as Cedric Sennett, matching the description provided. As the deputy attempted to speak with Sennett he fled on his bicycle. The deputy gave chase on foot and as the deputy attempted to detain him, Sennett began to fight with the deputy and during the struggle, he pulled a gun on the deputy. The deputy was able to disarm Sennett and gain control of the firearm. Sennett again ran from the deputy. The deputy gave chase and was ultimately able to arrest Sennett.
 
Cedric Sennett’s criminal history revealed he was released on Good Time Parole Supervision for Simple Burglary on July 27, 2020. Sennett was to remain on supervision until April 18, 2023. This conviction prohibits Sennett from possession of a firearm.
 
Sennett was arrested and charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder of a Police Officer; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; Resisting an Officer by Flight; Resisting an Officer by Use of Force.
His bond was set at $300,000.

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