Man charged with 1st degree in quadruple homicide

Lee Roy Williams Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Lee Roy Williams Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE: The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's office has charged Lee Roy Williams with four counts of murder in the first degree in connection to the murder of four young people last week. He was arrested after a brief stand-off in Baton Rouge. Investigators are now looking for items in Williams' possession after he fled Lake Charles. Witnesses say he was trying to trade or sell them.

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KSLA) – New details were released Wednesday by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office on the 'person of interest' they are now looking for in connection to a quadruple homicide that happened in the area.

Sheriff's investigators are now looking for 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams Jr., of Meridian, Mississippi. Williams is allegedly the owner of the SUV deputies have been searching for. He's described by deputies as 6'3" tall, 350 to 400 pounds. He reportedly goes by the name "Big Lee" or "Big Man".

Williams was last seen in the company of all four victims last Friday evening, but has not been seen since.

Authorities continue to search for his SUV with Mississippi license plate LCE 755.

During a news conference Wednesday afternoon, deputies said that at some point Williams has lived or did live at the mobile home where the four murder victims were found. The four were found inside a mobile home at the Fairview Trailer Park, located near Lake Charles, Louisiana on Monday.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff, Tony Mancuso reports that Williams has an alleged criminal and drug history. A warrant for Williams' arrest for possession of CDS II (an unrelated charge) has been issued.

Williams reportedly has prior arrests and convictions for involuntary manslaughter and breaking/entering in North Carolina and larceny and forgery arrests and convictions in Mississippi.

Authorities say he is a known crack cocaine user and frequents areas known for drug activity.  He has been described as being a transient and has known to frequent homeless shelters and food centers.

In addition to the information about the person of interest in the case, Terry Welke with the Calcasieu Coroner's Office said the four victims - 28-year-old Crystal Dawn Fruge, 29-year-old Kendrick Warren Lavergne, 19-year-old Terry Lynn Banks and 26-year-old Jessica M. Eugene - most likely died early Saturday morning around 3:00 a.m. Their bodies were not found until Monday morning, more than 48 hours later.

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