Matthew Mire now in max security at Angola

Matthew Mire
Matthew Mire(Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 10:16 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 3:59 PM CDT
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ANGOLA, La. (WAFB) - Accused cop-killer Matthew Mire is now being held in a maximum security facility at Angola, authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 19.

His move to the Louisiana State Penitentiary was necessary because of security concerns related to the high-profile nature of the case, said Louisiana Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick. He added the request to hold Mire at Angola came from Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre.

Earlier in the day, Mire was first moved from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison to Livingston Parish to be formally booked on the charges he faces in that parish. Hours later, he was then moved to Ascension Parish for the same reason.

Mire spent less than two hours in Ascension Parish before being moved under heavy security to Angola.

The 31-year-old Livingston Parish man is accused of a multi-parish crime spree on October 9 that left two people dead, including a Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Adam Gaubert. He is accused of shooting four people in all, killing two of them.

He is scheduled for an arraignment in Ascension Parish on November 2, District Attorney Ricky Babin said Tuesday.

In Ascension Parish, Mire was booked at 10:54 a.m. on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated flight from an officer, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, home invasion (battery), illegal possession of stolen things $5,000 to $25,000 (felony), and armed robbery.

Matthew Mire
Matthew Mire(Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

In Livingston Parish, Mire was booked at 8:55 a.m. on charges of theft of a motor vehicle, burglary, home invasion with major injuries, and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.


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