Man accused of beating 60-year-old man to death out of jail

Man accused of beating 60-year-old man to death out of jail

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A man who turned himself in to the New Orleans Police Department after being accused of beating a 60-year-old man to death is now out of jail.

According to The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Garret Ward posted a $250,000 surety bond and was released from jail Wednesday night.

Ward was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder. He has not been formally charged at this time, and must be indicted by the Orleans Parish grand jury.

Ward is scheduled to be back in court for a preliminary hearing on his second-degree murder case on January 31.

Around 1:33 a.m. on Jan. 6 officers responded to a call of a simple battery at the intersection of St. Charles and Josephine Street in the Lower Garden District.

When officers arrived, they were flagged down by several individuals in the street.

The individuals told police that Ward punched and kicked Jackson then ran inside of an elevated parking lot.

Officers found Ward intoxicated and took him into custody.

Jackson was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries on January 18. A warrant was then issued for Ward's arrest.