NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The man accused of shooting and critically injuring a Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy during a Jan. 26 drug raid in the Ninth Ward was indicted Friday, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite.
Jarvis Hardy, 26, was charged in an eight-count indictment for the attempted murder of a federal law enforcement officer; discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime; possessing a second firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack; and four counts of distribution of crack.
According to court documents, on Jan. 26, agents and task force officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant for 5300 Douglas Street and an arrest warrant for Hardy. During the execution of the warrants, DEA Task Force Officer Stephen Arnold was shot multiple times by Hardy. Following the shooting, agents recovered two guns and crack cocaine from Hardy's home.
If convicted, Hardy faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release for the attempted murder charge. For the firearm charges, Hardy faces a consecutive minimum term of five years to life in prison for one firearm count and a consecutive minimum term of 25 years to life for the second firearm count. Each count also carries a potential fine of $250,000 and five years of supervised release. On the possession with intent to distribute count, Hardy faces from five to 40 years in prison, a potential fine of $5,000,000 and four years of supervised release. For the distribution counts, Hardy faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 and three years of supervised release.