Three Arrested In Butte LaRose Man’s Death
Three men have been arrested for the death last Tuesday of 68-year-old Richard Hanson of Butte LaRose.
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested 28-year-old Gary Brackett Jr. of Carencro for first degree murder.
Detectives say 39-year-old Travis Toups of Carnecro and 35-year-old Jamie Lee Smith of Breaux Bridge were arrested for accessory after the fact to first degree murder. Smith was also charged with obstruction of justice.
Investigators say Brackett and Smith were previously charged with a count of unauthorized use of a movable in connection with the case.
Brackett and Toups are already in the Lafayette Jail on charges not related to the murder investigation. They will both be extradited to St. Martin parish to booked on these new charges.
Jamie Lee Smith was already in the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center, and she was subsequently booked on the new charges.