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Man tied to deadly multi-parish crime spree was previously ordered to have mental health evaluation

1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago Saturday, October 09 2021 Oct 9, 2021 October 09, 2021 11:20 AM October 09, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A person suspected in a violent crime spree Saturday morning had a previous domestic abuse charge for battery in 2017.

The WBRZ Investigative Unit also found a traffic-related charge for Matthew Mire.

Mire, 31, is suspected of being involved in a deadly double shooting in Ascension, a double shooting in Livingston and a gunfight with a state trooper in East Baton Rouge Saturday. Police believe Mire also ambushed and killed a state trooper in a separate shooting that same morning. 

He was taken into custody late Saturday night after a daylong manhunt.

Read the latest on the story Saturday here.

In 2017, Mire was issued a misdemeanor after he was accused of attacking his grandfather near Central in a home the two shared on Suncrest Avenue.  The older man said he asked his grandson to clean up after himself and Mire went on a rampage.

According to arrest documents, Mire pushed his grandfather in the chest and hit him multiple times. 

The grandfather told deputies when he told his grandson he was reporting him, Mire said he'd shoot himself.

When interviewing with deputies, investigators wrote in the arrest report that Mire said he felt disrespected by his grandfather. 

A year later, Mire took a plea deal and was supposed to attend anger management, a mental health evaluation program and do community service.

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