Someone helped the man who evaded arrest for about a day last week after beating and carjacking someone in Marrero, then backing the stolen car into a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy as he was shot, according to officials.
Jose Sanabria was jailed Tuesday on allegations that he was an accessory after the fact in the case that led investigators to book Gino Taulli with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
Taulli is suspected of beating an unidentified elderly man and stealing his truck near West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero the afternoon of Jan. 4. Deputies then spotted the truck in Westwego a few hours later and chased its driver to a driveway in the 1100 block of Avenue A, which is near the hospital.
As deputies approached the truck on foot, Taulli allegedly backed the truck up, causing the officers to open fire and breaking one deputy's knee. Taulli managed to escape, and deputies found the truck one street over after it had been set on fire.
Deputies didn't catch up with Taulli until the afternoon of Jan. 5, when he was at a Burger King in Harvey bleeding from two gunshot wounds after the Sheriff's Office had released his name and photo to the public.
Sanabria lives on the same street where the truck was found torched, Avenue B, Sheriff's Office Lt. Jason Rivarde said Wednesday. Investigators booked him with being an accessory after the fact to obstruction of justice, stemming from their belief that he helped Taulli temporarily get away from deputies.
Sanabria's bond had not been set late Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, Taulli remained in custody in lieu of more than $500,000 on counts of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree robbery and resisting authorities.