A 73-year-old man was beaten and robbed on Dec. 10, according to reports from the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office. APSO responded to a call stating that Truman Doyle, of Pitkin, was found on the side of the road in serious condition.
He was found by the Coushatta Police Department in Oberlin two miles south of Highway 26. His attackers stole his truck, stole his wallet holding approximately $2000 in cash, and he was left with a severe laceration across his head. He was transported to St. Patrick’s Hospital in Lake Charles.
Detectives, upon locating the vehicle, were able to determine that Doyle possibly had visited the Grand Casino Coushatta sometime prior to being located on Powell Road.
Detectives then contacted Coushatta Tribal Police Department for their assistance with looking at the surveillance cameras at the Casino.
Detectives were able to discover Doyle left the Casino with a female, who was driving Doyle’s truck. The female was identified Leah Langley, 42 years old, 210 Deer Clan Road, Elton, La.
While Langley was being interviewed by detectives, she revealed that she was involved in the robbery. She also revealed that she was helped by Gerald Artis.
Langley was charged with Second Degree Robbery, Carjacking, Cruelty to the Infirmed, Theft over $750 and under $5000, Accessory After the Fact of Aggravated Battery, and Criminal Conspiracy to Theft.
Artis was charged with Second Degree Robbery, Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Cruelty to the Infirmed, and Criminal Conspiracy to Theft. Both are currently in the Allen Parish Jail.