Fugitive’s seven year run ends

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Violent offender Brad Martin of Lafayette was sleeping when the Opelousas City Marshal’s Office threw him out of bed and into handcuffs on Friday.

According to City Marshal Paul Mouton, 39-year-old Martin has been on the run since 2008 until his arrest around 7:30 a.m.

Martin is facing two charges of vehicular homicide and two charges of aggravated battery to a police officer.

The Marshal’s Office said Martin is already facing five years of jail time for prior convictions including forgery, possession of marijuana, and aggravated battery. 

Among the charges Martin is already facing here’s what was seized from his house: a rifle, seeds, marijuana, a grinder, a scale, and stems.

“We are going to weigh it out and we are going to file some additional charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and also he’s going to be charged with a rifle fire arm, because he’s a convicted felon,” said Mouton.

It is illegal for a felon to own a firearm in Louisiana.

When asked about his prior convictions and possible new charges, Martin said, “call me back in five years.”

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