Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Feb. 14) secured a murder indictment against a Mississippi man accused of killing men in two states.
Drew Bourgeois of Bay St. Louis, also known by his nickname “Creep,” was charged with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation and with the second-degree murder of Matthew “Twig” Spooner in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Bourgeois faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if convicted of the murder.
Bourgeois, 30, is incarcerated at the Wynn Correctional Center, serving a 10-year sentence for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon. He was arrested by Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies hiding out with a gun, drugs and his girlfriend inside an Old Jefferson hotel room on July 14, 2016. The arrest came eight days after Spooner, 35, was found dead on July 6, 2016, inside the kitchen of his house in the 2000 block of North Miro Street.
Bourgeois also has been indicted for murder by authorities in Waveland, Miss., where police have accused him of fatally shooting Jeremy Fountain in a wooded area near Shoreline Park. Fountain’s body was found on July 11, 2016, but he had been dead for several days, according to the Hancock County (Miss.) Coroner’s office.
Investigators believe the killings are related and may have occurred on the same day. Both victims were known associates of Bourgeois, and both were killed by gunshots to the head.
Ad hoc Criminal District Judge Dennis Waldron issued a no-bond capias for Bourgeois’ arrest, preventing release from Department of Corrections custody.
Assistant District Attorney Inga Petrovich presented the case to the grand jury.
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