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Thibodaux man arrested for multiple charges following shooting incident


Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Thibodaux man for multiple charges following a shooting that left a home and vehicle damaged. The incident occurred Sunday at 12:45 a.m. in the 100 block of  Johnson Ridge Lane. 

Police say that deputies responded to multiple calls of shots fired. When they arrived on scene, deputies found that nobody was injured, but a home and vehicle were struck by bullets. Witnesses on scene told police that 26-year-old Jason Chatman was the gunman. They say that Chatman fired a handgun into a crowd of females who were fighting. Chatman was not on scene when police arrived. 

At 1:30 p.m. the same day, police received multiple calls notifying them that Chatman was seen hiding near a trailer on the same street. As deputies pulled up, Chatman ran away. Following a chase, he was taken into custody. He was arrested for possession of firearm by convicted felon, aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal use of a weapon and resisting an officer. Police also found that Chatman also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for hit and run driving. Chatman remains in jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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