2 booked in connection with death of Butte LaRose man

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St. Martinville, LA. (KLFY) Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested 28 year old Gary Brackett, Jr., and his girlfriend, 35 year old Jamie Lee Smith in connection with the death of Richard Hanson, of Butte LaRose, La.

During the course of the investigation into the death of Mr. Hanson, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office learned that the victim’s vehicle was missing from his residence.  It has since been recovered by Investigators.

Detectives say Smith has been charged with 1 count of unauthorized use of a movable.

She is currently in the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on a bond of $30,000

Brackett was arrested in Opelousas by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office on charges unrelated to the death of Richard Hanson. He will also face charges on 1-count unauthorized use of a movable.

Detectives say Brackett will be extradited to the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center where he will be booked.

The investigation regarding the death of Mr. Hanson remains ongoing at this time and additional charges may follow.

 

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