HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Terrebonne Parish deputies say that a suspect attempted to pull a gun on an undercover agent during a sting operation in Houma while investigating a string of armed robberies in the area.
During the past two weeks, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office states they received multiple reports of armed robberies. The four separate incidences were reported along West Park and West Main Street in Houma.
Officers say that the suspect descriptions were the same in every case, each describing suspects driving a mid-sized red or maroon car.
Police say video surveillance was also obtained during the investigation that supported the victims' statements.
An undercover agent from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office was placed in the target area. Officers say that the agent walked along the same path as the victims when they were reportedly robbed.
Around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, the agent claims he was approached by two men matching the suspect descriptions. Officers state the suspects drove a maroon Ford Taurus.
As the suspects approached the undercover agent, the officer alerted surveillance teams and back-up officers in the area. Officers arriving on the scene say that one of the suspects was attempting to remove a handgun from his waistband.
Both suspects were apprehended. Police say they confiscated a Colt Commander, carbon dioxide powered BB gun.
Khiree Johnson, 20, was arrested on one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and three counts of armed robbery. Police say he has a previous criminal history for possession of narcotics and illegal possession of a firearm. His bond has been set at $1.75 million.
Caleb Johnson, 20, was also arrested on one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and two counts of armed robbery. Officers say he also has a previous criminal history for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. His bond was set at $1.25 million.
Detectives are also looking for two additional suspects believed to be connected to the armed robberies.
Officers are searching for Kenny Nevis, 20, and Larry Campbell, 20.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.