The Investigators: Marksville case set to go before grand jury

The Investigators: Marksville case set to go before grand jury
Chris Few and his son Jeremy Mardis (Source: Few family)
Chris Few and his son Jeremy Mardis (Source: Few family)

MARKSVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A high profile case that has drawn national attention will head before an Avoyelles Parish Grand Jury.

The Louisiana Attorney General's office will present the case of two Marksville City Marshals to an Avoyelles Parish Grand Jury on December 10. The Grand Jury will decide whether there is enough evidence to formally indict Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford.

Greenhouse Jr. and Stafford were arrested November 6 for the second degree murder of Jeremy Mardis, 6, and attempted second degree murder of Mardis' dad, Chris Few.

Few was in his truck on November 3, with his son in the passenger seat. Sources have said Greenhouse Jr. may have known Few and that may have played a role into why he and Stafford allegedly shot at his truck multiple times fatally striking Mardis and injuring Few.

State Police, who is the lead investigating agency of the case, said no gun was found on Few or in his truck and added there is no evidence that he returned fire at the two officers.

Bond for both men was set at $1 million each. Greenhouse Jr.'s father, Norris Greenhouse Sr. was able to put up $1 million worth of property to secure the required bond for his son after a court hearing. Greenhouse Jr. was released on bond on November 24.

Stafford however, remains in Rapides Parish where he is being held on a $1 million bond. The motion for bond reduction Stafford's lawyer filed Wednesday, December 2, said "Defendant lacks the financial ability to pay this bond and seeks to have the same reduced. The evidence in this matter is lacking and insufficient to support a conviction."

A hearing was set for December 9 on the motion for bond reduction, but since the case will be taken before a Grand Jury December 10, the hearing has now been continued to December 17.

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