PORT BARRE, La. - On October 15, 2021, 18 year old fugitive JaMarcus Hardy, wanted by Port Barre Police for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder from a shooting incident in Port Barre, on June 8,2021 and a warrant for charges resulting from a police pursuit on 3/6/21, has been arrested.
He was already a fugitive from a previous incident on March 6, 2021 when he fled from police during an attempted traffic stop. During the pursuit, Hardy crashed through a fence and drove through yards while fleeing from police. Once the car stopped, Hardy ran on foot and has been hiding from and evading police.
On June 8, 2021, Port Barre police were called to Osage street in reference to a gun shot complaint. Police learned that Hardy, while engaged in a physical confrontation with a 17 year old, pulled a handgun and shot the 17 year old and ran away. The juvenile received medical care at a local hospital and was released.
Ironically, Hardy was shot during a drive by shooting in Opelousas late September and has been in a Lafayette hospital recovering.
Port Barre police coordinated with Lafayette law enforcement and were able to execute the warrants and arrest Hardy after he was released from medical care on October 15,2021.
JaMarcus Hardy was booked in the Port Barre jail and transferred to the St Landry Parish jail on charges of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer and a list a traffic violations accumulated from the pursuit.
He will face a judge, for arraignment, on Monday.
27th JDC placed a $110,000 bond on Hardy and he bonded out of the St Landry jail Saturday.