Suspect injures deputy while trying to take his gun

Suspect injures deputy while trying to take his gun

TERREBONNE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A Terrebonne Parish deputy says a suspect fought him and tried to take his gun during an arrest Monday.

Investigators say someone reported a suspicious person near the 900 block of Eagle Drive in Houma around 12:30 p.m. When deputies located a person fitting the description given by the caller, the man refused to identify himself. He later gave his name as Keon Jackson, 37, and admitted there were warrants out for his arrest.

Deputies say Jackson took off running when they tried to handcuff him, and when they caught up with him, Jackson struggled and grabbed the deputy's weapon, but was not able to remove it from the holster.

Once deputies handcuffed Jackson, a search revealed a plastic bag of crystal meth and a glass pipe.

Jackson faces charges of possession of CDS II, methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted disarming of a peace officer, two counts resisting an officer by force or violence, obstruction of justice and parole violation.

He remains in the Terrebonne Parish Jail without bond because of a parole violation.

One of the deputies involved was transported to the Terrebonne General Hospital for an injury he sustained to his knee during the altercation. He was treated and released that same evening.

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