Fugitive released from JP jail

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 18, 2006


Staff Reporter

KENNER – Just days after being apprehended by Kenner Police for violating his parole, a known drug dealer and fugitive wanted in St. John and Jefferson parishes was set free due to a lack of cells in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility, said Maj. Mike Tregre, a spokesman for the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Domingo Grey, 36, was arrested by Kenner Police in the 2800 block of Augusta Street on Sept. 8 after officers conducted a traffic stop on the stolen white Pontiac G6 Grey was believed to have escaped in a week prior. When officers attempted to pull over Grey, they noticed him trying to dispose of a crack pipe and crack cocaine, authorities said.

Grey was booked with illegal possession of stolen things, illegal possession of crack-cocaine and drug paraphernalia before being released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility in Gretna.

Grey pleaded guilty to a narcotics charge in 2004 and served almost two years before being paroled in March.

The Pontiac belonged to Jessica Broussard, an employee with the St. John District Attorney’s Office who was found in Grey’s McReine Road trailer on Sept. 1. Authorities found Broussard lying half-naked in the trailer bedroom when they arrived to arrest Grey for violating his 2004

parole by not completing a substance-abuse program.

Broussard, who is engaged to assistant District Attorney Charles Lorio, was arrested after officers noticed a crack pipe and other drug paraphernalia near the bed she was in. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

According to District Attorney John Crum’s Office, Broussard’s job at the DA’s office included processing paperwork for a drug assets recovery program, which oversees the seizure and sale of property from a drug-related arrests and traffic tickets.

Crum has said there is no way he will be able to prosecute this case and Broussard has been placed on unpaid medical leave until a verdict in the case is reached.

Tregre said that Broussard is currently being treated at a drug rehabilitation facility. Charges for Grey are on hold in St. John until his case in Jefferson can be cleared up, Tregre said.