Lake Charles, Louisiana – A woman is kidnapped from a casino parking lot and raped


Posted on the 10th of May 2016

Lake Charles, Louisiana – A woman is kidnapped from a casino parking lot and raped

In the early hours on Tuesday, the 3rd of May, a woman was exiting her vehicle in the parking lot of a Lake Charles casino, when a man allegedly forced her back inside her car. According to police reports, the man forced her into the passenger seat of the car as he sat in the driver’s seat and drove out of the parking lot. The victim told authorities that the man then drove around to various locations in Calcasieu Parish and sexually assaulted her multiple times. The victim said that the man then stopped at a local convenience store and made a purchase. When he came back to the car, he told her to drive him to a particular location. The victim drove him to Medora street and then drove back home and called 911.

Thanks to video footage and witness interviews, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Jovante C. Owens, 23, of Lake Charles. He was arrested and charged with first-degree rape and aggravated kidnapping, and booked into the Calcasieu Parish jail. His bond was set at $1,000,000.

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