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Suspect Captured After Trying to Elude Police


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​Terrebonne Parish Sheriff, Tim Soignet, said that a suspect who attempted to elude law enforcement was arrested. Just after 11:00 pm on Tuesday 4-19-22

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the West Houma area. The vehicle they were trying to stop was a Chevrolet Truck that had an out of state license plate. This stop was in reference to a traffic violation.

​The driver fled in the vehicle and T.P.S.O. pursued. At one point during the pursuit, the suspect vehicle slowed down and a passenger got out and ran. The passenger either dropped or discarded a backpack. This backpack was collected by law enforcement. The backpack contained approximately ¼ pound of Marijuana and two semi-auto handguns.

​The suspect was driving recklessly and violated several traffic laws. The pursuit lasted just under 20 minutes, when a T.P.S.O. Deputy was able to safely shoot one of the tires on the suspect vehicle and disabling the vehicle from continuing to flee.
The driver was taken into custody and identified as Joshua Picou (a 29-year-old black male from Houma). While searching the suspect vehicle T.P.S.O. recovered approximately $2500.00 in U.S. Currency.

Joshua Picou was arrested for Aggravated Flight, Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana, Possession Of A Firearm While In Possession Of C.D.S., Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, and Transactions From Drug Proceeds.

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