Former Evergreen Police Chief Arrested for Murder

charlesmayeauxThe former police chief in the Avoyelles Parish town of Evergreen is arrested for murdering his wife.

Deputies say 36-year-old Charles Mayeux Junior killed his wife Shelly last March by setting their Cottage Street home on fire. Mayeux reportedly called the 911 center about the blaze, and his wife’s remains were later found in the charred home.

Mayeux is also accused of falsifying gas records while he was chief from 2013 to 2014.

His bond is set at $350,000.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/15