HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Houma Police have arrested a man who tried to use a fake $100 bill to make a purchase at a store. The incident occurred Friday around 10:30 a.m. in the 7400 block of Main Street in Houma. The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Jerome Williams.
Police say that responding officers arrived on scene and learned that a black male wearing a hat with a Superman logo on it, attempted to make a purchase at the store with the fake money. The officers reviewed the security footage, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Two days later, just before 7 a.m., officers patrolling in the area of Park Avenue saw a man matching the description of the suspect. As officers approached the man, he attempted to run away. After a short foot chase, officers were able to apprehend him. During questioning, the man gave a false name, but was identified as Williams.
Police found several fake $100 bills on Williams, in addition to, a semi-automatic pistol containing obliterated serial numbers. Williams was arrested and charged with monetary instrument abuse, resisting an officer by flight, resisting an officer by giving false information, illegal carrying of a weapon and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.