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EBR property to be used to secure $1 million bond for arrested officer

1 year 4 weeks 1 day ago November 10, 2015 Nov 10, 2015 Tuesday, November 10 2015 November 10, 2015 7:00 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The family of one of the two part time marshals facing charges in the death of an Avoyelles Parish child will use property they own here and elsewhere to secure a property bond.

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff said Tuesday, the Greenhouse family was using property mostly in Avoyelles and somewhere in East Baton Rouge. Norris Greenhouse is charged with murder and attempted murder for the shooting that happened last week. Greenhouse is being held on a $1 million bond in the Rapides Parish jail - moved there for his safety after first being charged and booked in Marksville.

Avoyelles Sheriff Doug Anderson said his office will mortgage the property and Greenhouse will be released. Anderson said he was under the impression the process was nearly finalized but Greenhouse would not be released until Thursday since Wednesday is Veterans Day and the courthouse is closed.

The property bond will allow Greenhouse to be released from jail until court proceedings, when he would be required to appear.

"If not, I'd hunt him down," the sheriff said.

The property must be paid for and free of liens before it can be used to secure the bond.  A search of the East Baton Rouge Parish Assessor's online records shows property owned by someone named Norris Greenhouse in the Meadowbend subdivision near the Burbank/Staring intersection. 

Jeremy Mardis, 6, was killed and his father, Chris Few, injured in the gunfire. State Police arrested Greenhouse and a second marshal, Derrick Stafford, Friday. Originally, authorities said the gunfire came at the end of a police chase where Few tried to flee from marshals serving a warrant. Troopers have not been able to find a warrant. State Police are handling the investigation.

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