Warrants Issued for Two Louisiana Men Suspected in Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, and Sulphur Burglaries and Thefts

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Published July 06, 2022

Warrants Issued for Two Louisiana Men Suspected in Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, and Sulphur Burglaries and Thefts

Lake Charles, Louisiana – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported on July 6, 2022, that on April 4, CPSO Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit detectives received a complaint regarding a vehicle burglary and firearm theft that occurred on April 2 in Sulphur, Louisiana. Detectives reviewed video surveillance during the initial investigation and were able to identify the suspect’s vehicle as a Nissan Pathfinder. On April 11, detectives received a complaint in south Lake Charles about another vehicle burglary, this time involving a Nissan Pathfinder.

While detectives continued their investigation and attempted to locate the owner of the Nissan Pathfinder, on May 23, they received several complaints in Moss Bluff, Louisiana, regarding vehicle burglaries in which several firearms were stolen. The suspect’s vehicle in the Moss Bluff burglaries was identified as a Mercury Sable by detectives.

Dammon D. White, 18, and Javonte A. Goodwin, 20, both of Lake Charles, Louisiana, were discovered to be in possession of the Pathfinder by detectives. Detectives also learned that the Pathfinder and a Mercury Sable were parked at White and Goodwin’s home. Detectives discovered six firearms, three of which had been reported stolen, after executing search warrants or obtaining permission to search three residences White and Goodwin had access to.

On June 23, following further investigation, Judge Tony Fazzio signed arrest warrants for White and Goodwin, who are currently incarcerated in Chamber County, Texas. White is charged with 14 counts of simple burglary, ten counts of theft under $1,000, seven counts of theft of a firearm, and three counts of criminal property damage; his bond is set at $183,000. Goodwin faces charges of simple burglary, theft of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and theft under $1,000; his bond is set at $49,000.

The investigations are ongoing, and more arrests and charges are possible. Detective James Rathke of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigator on these cases.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.