POSTED: Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 11, 2013 - 1:04pm
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA — A convicted felon was arrested Friday after he allegedly threatened a shooting at a school in Lake Charles.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that a woman contacted the office in the morning on Friday, Feb. 8 after her friend, Warren A. LeBlanc, 41, told her Thursday evening that he planned to go to Bell City School and shoot it up. The school was immediately placed on lockdown after the notification.
Deputies located LeBlanc in a vehicle on Highway 90 in Iowa. During a search of the car deputies located three firearms. LeBlanc did not claim ownership of the guns. A second individual in the car, Thomas P. Crochet, 47, also denied ownership of the firearms.
Detectives went to LeBlanc’s home and located six other guns. He is currently on probation for a conviction of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, which means he is not allowed to be in the possession of firearms.
LeBlanc was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on one count of Terrorizing and nine counts of Possession of Weapons by a Convicted Felon.
Crochet had an outstanding warrant for a DWI arrest and other traffic offences, so he was arrested as well.