Three arrested in connection with murder of Butte LaRose man

Gary Brackett (left), Jamie Smith (center), Travis Toups (right) Photo Courtesy: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
Gary Brackett (left), Jamie Smith (center), Travis Toups (right) Photo Courtesy: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

The following is a news release from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office:

(St. Martinville, LA.)- Following an extensive investigation regarding the suspicious death last Tuesday evening of Richard Hanson, 68, Butte LaRose, late yesterday evening Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office obtained and executed warrants on the following three suspects for the following charges:

 

Gary Brackett, Jr. 28, Carencro

1 count-LA. R.S. 14:30-First Degree Murder

 

Travis Toups, 39, Carencro

1 count-LA. R.S. 14:25/30-Accessory After The Fact To First Degree Murder

 

Jamie Lee Smith, 35, Breaux Bridge

1 count-LA. R.S. 14:25/30-Accessory After The Fact To First Degree Murder

1-count-LA. R.S. 14:130.1E-Obstruction Of Justice

 

Both Gary Brackett, Jr.  and Jamie Lee Smith were previously charged with 1 count each of Unauthorized Use Of A Movable in connection with this case.

Gary Brackett, Jr. and Travis Toups are currently in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on charges unrelated to this investigation. Both will be extradited to the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center at a later date where they will be booked in on the above charges.

Jamie Lee Smith is currently in the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center where she was booked on the additional charges listed above.

At the time of this release, no bond had been set.

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