Bail was denied for 21 YO Mark Spicer, the Covington man accused of last week’s fatal shooting of a Mandeville police officer, during a hearing in the 22nd Judicial District Court. Spicer is accused of firing at two officers after a vehicle chase Friday, killing Capt. Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. and wounding Officer Ben Cato. He was booked with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated flight from a police officer and possession of stolen firearms. Bail was set at $150,000 for attempted murder, $10,000 for flight and $5,000 for the stolen weapons charge. But the court denied bail for the count of first-degree murder of a police officer.
According to State Police Sgt. Dustin Dwight, the investigation is ongoing. Spicer graduated from St. Paul’s in 2016. There had been some minor trouble with the law before Friday, including a misdemeanor marijuana possession arrest in 2017, for which he was put into a court diversion program, and other misdemeanor charges.