Who is Christopher LaVoie? Man behind ‘4 Days’ reality shows has history of run-ins with police, dubious business ventures
Christopher LaVoie is often photographed next to a gun, and sometimes he’s shown in a high-top basketball shoes — a symbol of the “violent criminal” role he has played, but one that the public doesn’t know much about.
But in reality, LaVoie has spent a career as a gun-toting criminal, with the potential to be a violent one, who is currently facing charges in connection to a deadly weekend shooting in South Bend.
LaVoie, 33, is an infamous gun-toting criminal who has spent most of the past 25 years in the criminal justice system, and whose role as a celebrity reality TV star has helped keep the man in the headlines.
A former police officer in Indiana, LaVoie has had run-ins with the police before; for the past decade, he has frequently been photographed with a gun.
According to court records obtained by ESPN’s OutsideTheHouse.com, he was charged with possession of a firearm by a certain person, possession of a firearm after being adjudicated as a delinquent or a habitual offender, and receiving stolen property for allegedly attempting to sell guns to a private citizen.
A member of the Indiana State Police, LaVoie also faces an additional 12 charges, including operating a vehicle after revocation of license and two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.
LaVoie has a history of criminal activity.
According to court records obtained by ESPN, he was convicted of criminal mischief for damaging a vehicle in 2010, and misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking for allegedly stealing a television from a man’s home in 2008.
He was also convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in 2009 and 2009, state records show.
His crimes are likely connected to his work with the Indiana State Police.
At the time of his arrest in 2014, he was a detective assigned to the Indiana State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations, according to court records. (A representative for the State Police confirmed to Outside