According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, 53-year-old Kevin D. Trahan of Sulphur was arrested On November 15, for attempted robbery and battery.

According to authorities, at roughly 12:30 p.m., an off-duty CPSO deputy observed Kevin D. Trahan, of Sulphur, striking a female driver of a truck that was parked at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

During the investigation, deputies discovered while the victim sat in her truck with the driver’s side window down, Trahan forced his way into the truck window, grabbed the victim by the hair and demanded she give him her purse. Trahan continued to force his way into the truck’s window and began choking the victim while attempting to grab her purse.

The victim was able to flee by placing her truck in drive and accelerate through the parking lot, causing Trahan to fall off of her truck where he was quickly detained by the off-duty deputy.

Trahan was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted robbery; simple battery; simple assault; and resisting an officer by refusal to ID.

Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $20,000.