Father of slain Marksville 6 y.o. arrested

AVOYELLES PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A Marksville man at the center of a high-profile murder case is now facing charges.

Christopher Few, 27, father of slain 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis, was arrested Saturday night in Avoyelles Parish for allegedly strangling his girlfriend, according to records from the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office.

According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to Few's home around 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8, after receiving reports of domestic abuse. Initial reports show the victim told deputies she was allegedly choked by Few during an argument. Investigators reported enough evidence to charge Few with domestic abuse battery, and said he was arrested without incident.

In November of 2015, Few and Mardis were shot following a car chase involving two former Marksville Police Officers and Ward 2 City Marshal Deputies, Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse, Jr.  The young boy died from his injuries, and both Stafford and Greenhouse were charged and arrested for the shooting.

A jury recently convicted Stafford of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter.  He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. The trial for Greenhouse is set to begin June 12.

Avoyelles Parish officials also reported that in addition to charges of domestic abuse battery in Avoyelles parish, warrants were issued for Few's arrest on burglary and theft charges in St. Landry parish.

Few is being held at the Avoyelles Parish Prison.

RELATED STORIES: Trial for Derrick Stafford

This is a developing story and we will provide updates as we learn more.

Copyright 2017 WAFB. All rights reserved.