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Crowley man sentenced for stabbing deputies

Posted: 3:40 PM, Apr 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-13 16:40:36-04

A Crowley man convicted of second-degree battery in connection with the 2016 stabbing of two Acadia Parish Sheriff’s deputies has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. 

Jason Broussard, 44 was arrested in February 2016 and accused of stabbing two deputies during an incident at a Mire grocery store. 

Deputies were called to the store, and told that Broussard was causing problems with customers. When deputies arrived, they found that Broussard had left the store, but witnesses said they believed he was still on the property. 

Two narcotic agents responded to the scene to assist in locating Broussard, who was found in an outer building located behind the store.

As the narcotic agents were attempting to make an arrest Broussard began to resist violently and stabbed both agents numerous times.

Broussard was arrested by deputies while attempting to flee the scene.

The narcotic agents were transported to a Lafayette hospital with non-life threatening injuries by air-med. One was released the same day; the other was released the day after the incident.