Marshals capture wanted felon on the run for 7 years


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OPELOUSAS, Louisiana — Violent offender Brad Martin of Lafayette was sleeping when the Opelousas City Marshal's Office threw him out of bed and into handcuffs.

City Marshal Paul Mouton tells KLFY-TV ( ) that the 39-year-old Martin had been on the run since 2008 until his arrest around 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Martin is facing two charges each of vehicular homicide and aggravated battery to a police officer. Mouton says more charges are pending after authorities seized a rifle, seeds, marijuana, a grinder and scale from his home.

The Marshal's Office said Martin already faces five years of jail time for prior convictions including forgery, possession of marijuana, and aggravated battery.

Information from: KLFY-TV,

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