Suspect injured fleeing from deputies, dies days later while in custody

LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reports an inmate died after he was transported to a hospital. The coroner’s report shows the man died from “blunt force injuries of the abdomen.”

Christian Gremillion (Walker, LA), aged 33, was arrested in July 2023. He died on Aug. 5, which was eight days after tripping and falling on a cement curb while fleeing from LPSO deputies.

On July 27, LPSO deputies were called to a convenience store on Juban Road about a domestic disturbance.

“An alert clerk called LPSO after a bruised & swollen female walked into the store & pleaded for help. The female advises she was being held against her will by the armed male pumping gas & she wasn’t supposed to exit the vehicle,” said LPSO Sheriff Jason Ard. “The clerk helped the female hide. One deputy visits the female while another deputy approaches the male.”

When LPSO deputies went to Gremillion however, he ran off. Officials said he tripped and fell on a cement curb at the store. He was then arrested and transported to a hospital.

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LPSO says Gremillion stayed in a hospital for six days before he was released and transported to the Livingston Parish Detention Center on Aug. 3.

There, he was booked on false imprisonment, resisting an officer, and felon in possession of a firearm charges.

The following day, on Aug. 4, Gremillion requested medical attention, according to LSPO.

Officials say while the medics were checking on him, he fell unconscious. Medics did find a pulse. It’s why the Livingston Parish inmate was transported to a local hospital again, but died the next day.

The Livingston Parish Coroner’s report says Gremillion died from “blunt force injuries of the abdomen.”

Unfiltered with Kiran found the victim in the case did get a restraining order against Gremillion soon after his July 2023 arrest because he represented “a credible threat” to her, according to records. The restraining order was to remain in effect until all charges were completed, but that date had not been set yet.

This is a developing story. Check back often for new information.

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