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Gary Brackett, Jr. and Jamie Lee Smith Located And Charged With Unauthorized Use Of A Movable - 9/30/2016 -

PRESS RELEASE

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

September 30, 2016

9:15 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

Gary Brackett, Jr. and Jamie Lee Smith Located And Charged With

Unauthorized Use Of A Movable

(St. Martinville, LA.)-Yesterday afternoon, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office requested information from the public as to the whereabouts of Gary Brackett, Jr., and his girlfriend, Jamie Lee Smith in connection with the death of Richard Hanson, Butte LaRose, LA. on Tuesday night. 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 and has since been recovered by Investigators.

Yesterday evening, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office located Jamie Lee Smith, 35, Breaux Bridge and following their initial investigation regarding her involvement with the death of Richard Hanson, she has been charged with the following:

1 count-LA R.S. 14:68 Unauthorized Use Of A Movable

Following her arrest, she was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charge and her bond has been set at $30,000.00.

Additionally, Gary Brackett, Jr., 28, Carencro, was also arrested yesterday in Opelousas by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office on charges unrelated to the death of Richard Hanson. He was also charged with the following:

1-Count Unauthorized Use Of A Movable LA. R.S. 14:68

He will be extradited to the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center where he will be booked on the above charge. The investigation regarding the death of Mr. Hanson remains ongoing at this time and additional charges may follow.

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