ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA — On Saturday, April 21, 2012, Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department were dispatched to 4254 5th Ave in reference to an armed robbery. Officers met with the victim, Matthew Leblanc, who advised that he had pulled into the parking lot of 4254 5th Ave to finish eating his cheeseburger, when he was approached by an unknown BM armed with a firearm.
Matthew Leblanc advised that the unknown BM then forced his way into his vehicle and robbed him of his money and his clothing. Matthew Leblanc then chased the unknown BM and began fighting with him, when a second BM approached and pointed a handgun at Leblanc, ordering him to leave the area.
Officers were able to locate the second BM, Derrick Withers, who was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.
During the investigation, Detectives L McCullough and F Fondel learned that Matthew Leblanc had lied about the circumstances surrounding the robbery. Detectives learned that in fact Leblanc had traveled to 4254 5th Ave with another subject to complete a drug transaction. The investigation revealed that during the drug transaction a robbery did take place.
At this time, Detectives are currently searching for the BM that was involved in the drug transaction and robbery of Matthew Leblanc.
On Friday, April 27, 2012, Matthew Leblanc was arrested for Filing a False Public Record and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with a $2500.00 dolllar bond.
The description of the unknown BM is: BM, dark complexion, short gray hair, 5’5″ to 5″6″, 160lbs, medium build, wearing a white t-shirt, gray sweatpants, yellow diamonds in both ears, silver cross necklace, and possibly a gold grill.
Sgt Lecia McCullough and Detective Frank Fondel are investigating.