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Two arrested in Lake Charles for Attempted 2nd degree Murder

PRESS RELEASE — On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department made contact with a male subject at a local hospital. Officers discovered that the male had been stabbed in an altercation at 1825 I-10 Service Rd (Easy Ace’s Casino).

During the investigation, it was learned that the victim was involved in a verbal argument with Dwayne Sylvester, which lead outside of the casino. During the argument, the victim was stabbed in the neck. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Detectives learned that Shirley Manuel transported Sylvester to the casino, drove him away and attempted to hide the weapon used in the stabbing. Detectives located and interviewed Sylvester and Manuel. They admitted to the stabbing and attempt to hide the weapon.

Dwayne Sylvester (BM, 40yoa, dob: 5-5-75, last known address: 2605 Cypress Street, Lake Charles, LA) was arrested and charged with Attempted 2nd degree Murder. Judge Guy Bradberry issued a bond of $250,000.00 dollars. Sylvester was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

dwayne sylvester

Shirley Manuel (WF, 42yoa, dob: 12-2-73, last known address: 2605 Cypress Street, Lake Charles, LA) was arrested and charged with Attempted 2nd degree Murder. Judge Guy Bradbery issued a bond of $250,000.00 dollars. Manuel was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Initial Officers                                                                           Investigating Detectives

Cpl Joshua Hurd                                                                       Detective Sgt John Russell

PO Josh Simien                                                                         Detective Larry Newingham