JENNINGS, La. - A Gretna man was arrested on a murder charge after officers pulled him over for a traffic violation in Jennings, according to Jennings Police Chief Danny Semmes.
Early Wednesday morning, officers pulled over a vehicle that was driving erratically. Miker Ginorio, 36, was arrested on a charge of a minor traffic violation because he was driving a Toyota Camry registered to his father and was acting strange, Semmes stated. Officers found paperwork in the vehicle indicating that the suspect was tested for COVID-19. The vehicle was sealed to protect the tow truck driver from being exposed to coronavirus.
Police reached out to the Gretna Police Department to do a welfare check on 69-year-old Carlos Ginorio Sr. Gretna Police went to the home, but did not get an answer.
Chief Semmes said his officers used social media to reach out to family members of the father.
A brother of Miker Ginorio went to the house around 9:00 pm after calling their father and received no answer, according to authorities. According to The Advocate, the brother kicked in the front door and found his father dead. Carlos Ginorio Sr. was believed to be killed sometime Wednesday.
Court records indicate Ginorio to have a history of violence against his dad.
Ginorio and the sealed car were transported back to Gretna.
He was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder and booked into the Jefferson Parish Jail on a $500,000 bond.