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Man Charged With Aggravated Assault With a Firearm After Being Involved in a Traffic Accident

On 6-26-21 shortly after 12 noon, Houma Police were dispatched to the intersection of Main Street and Prospect Blvd in reference to a traffic accident. During the investigation, it was reported that one of the subjects involved in the accident exited their vehicle with a firearm and pointed it at the other party involved threatening to shoot them.
As the investigation continued, officers contacted the subject with the firearm and identified him as Jermaine Diggs-23 yrs old of Cherbourg Street. Officers retrieved a fully loaded .380 semi-automatic pistol from Diggs and immediately placed in into custody.
Jermaine Diggs was transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex to be booked and jailed for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Illegal Carrying of a Firearm.
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