Suspect in murder attempt nabbed at McLeod
By Dwayne Bremer
Jan 22, 2013, 17:27
A man who allegedly tried to shoot his mother last week in Louisiana was captured by Hancock County deputies Sunday at McLeod Park in Kiln.
Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Tuesday that Jacobi Brumfield, 22, of Hammond was arrested on Jan. 20 for outstanding warrants from the Ponchatoula Police Department.
The warrants stem from an incident on Jan. 13, Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson said in a statement Tuesday.
According to Layrisson, Brumfield got into a verbal argument with his mother on Jan. 13 and -- after he went out the door -- fired a shot back into the house.
Police recovered a .45 caliber slug in the couch where Brumfield's mother had been sitting just before he exited the residence, Layrisson said. Ponchatoula police secured warrants on Brumfield for attempted murder, but he remained on the lam until Sunday.
On Sunday, Hancock County deputies were patrolling McLeod park when they were tipped off about a suspicious person sleeping in a vehicle at the park, Adam said.
Deputies Ron Borja and Collin Freeman located the vehicle and discovered Brumfield inside.
Deputies ran a check of Brumfield on the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) and it was discovered that he was wanted in connection with the incident in Louisiana.
Deputies also recovered a .45 caliber pistol, officials said.
Brumfield was arrested without incident and transported to the Hancock County Jail. He was released to Ponchatoula authorities on Tuesday.