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Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of a Man Wanted For Second Degree Murder

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Landon Johnson (B/M, 23 of Napoleonville, La.), for Turning Movements and Required Signals, Driver Must be Licensed, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon & a 32nd JDC Warrant for Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

On Tuesday, December 15th, 2020, shortly before 8:30 p.m., Thibodaux Police Officer’s conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Black/Marron Ford Crown Victoria for failing to signal near the intersection of Midland Drive & Bobby Street. During the stop, the officers identified the driver as Landon Johnson, who they had knowledge of having an active 32nd JDC Warrant for his arrest.

The Houma Police Department reported “On November 21st, 2020 at approximately 12:23 a.m. H.P.D. responded to the “Main Event Center” located at 1101 East Street in reference to a subject that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 36-year-old male identified as Jason Livas of Thibodaux suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was then transported via ambulance to a local medical facility where he died as a result of his injuries. The investigation revealed that Livas was attending a large party at the Main Event Center when the suspect entered the building and approached him. At the time Livas was standing in the middle of a large crowd and the suspect shot him multiple times. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction due to the amount of people in attendance at the party. As the investigation continued, Landon Johnson 23 years old, of Thibodaux was developed as a suspect in the investigation. After an extensive investigation by Detectives, the Houma Police Department obtained an arrest warrant on Landon Johnson for one count of Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Mr. Johnson, who was observed shoving an object underneath the driver’s seat at the time of the stop, was immediately taken into custody for the active warrant. Upon further investigation and a K-9 search and alert on the vehicle, it was discovered that Mr. Johnson had placed a loaded .45 caliber handgun under the seat and was operating the vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Mr. Johnson who is a convicted felon was transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex, where he was booked and charged accordingly. Mr. Johnson remains in custody on a $20,100.00 bond for the 17th JDC & a No Bond hold for the 32nd JDC.

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