Christopher Few, the father of the 6-year-old boy killed and himself wounded in the 2015 slow-speed chase with deputy marshals in Avoyelles Parish, was booked Saturday evening on domestic abuse battery by strangulation, according to the parish's Sheriff's Office.
Deputies received a call around 5 p.m. Saturday from a woman who said she had been in an argument that turned physical with her boyfriend, said Sheriff Doug Anderson.
Upon arrival at a residence north of Marksville, deputies found the woman had marks on her neck and she told them Few had choked her, Anderson said.
Few is also wanted in St. Landry Parish on at least two warrants for theft, Anderson said. Few remains in Avoyelles Parish Jail and his bond has not been set.
The woman who accused Few of the domestic abuse Saturday is not the ex-girlfriend who testified in late March at the trial of one of the deputy marshals in the November 2015 shooting, the sheriff said.
Few was seriously wounded when two officers fired a total of 18 rounds at his Kia Sportage after the 2-mile chase. His son, Jeremy Mardis, an autistic first-grader, sat buckled in the front seat of his father's vehicle when he was fatally shot.
Update, 11:05 a.m.: Derrick Stafford, the Marksville officer charged with murder in 6-year-o…
One of the former Marksville deputy marshals involved in the incident, 33-year-old Derrick Stafford, was convicted of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter. Stafford, who was originally indicted on murder charges, was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
MARKSVILLE — Former Marksville deputy marshal Derrick Stafford was sentenced to 40 years in …
The other former deputy marshal, Norris Greenhouse Jr., faces second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges set for trial in June.