A Crowley man is in custody after allegedly stabbing two Acadia Parish sheriff’s deputies multiple times at a Mire grocery store Saturday evening.
Jason Broussard, 42, of the 100 block of Velma Court, stabbed the deputies while they attempted to arrest him outside the grocery store at the corner of La. 95 and La. 98, said Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The two deputies, both narcotics agents, arrived at the store after the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about a disturbance at the grocery, Trahan said.
The deputies located Broussard in an outer building behind the store, Trahan said, and attempted to arrest him.
But Broussard “began resisting violently and stabbing both agents multiple times,” Trahan said.
Other deputies arrested him as he tried to flee the area, Trahan said.
The two wounded deputies, who Trahan declined to identify since they work undercover narcotics cases, were airlifted to a Lafayette hospital, Trahan said.
One was released later that night and the second deputy remained at the hospital overnight and was released Sunday morning.
Trahan said both are now home and recovering.
Broussard was taken to Acadia General Hospital before being booked into jail on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of resisting arrest and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon.
Broussard also had outstanding warrants for felon in possession of a firearm and resisting an officer from an unrelated incident about a week ago, Trahan said.
Bail for Broussard is set at $1,075,000.