Houma police arrest armed robbery suspect

Houma police arrest armed robbery suspect

HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Houma police were called to the 7400 block of Main Street on Friday.

Initial reports claim a man with a silver handgun was firing shots in the area.

Responding officers found Jonte Dreon Killough, 18 hiding behind a stairwell at the First Class Apartments.

Killough took off running from officers and swam through a canal.

He was eventually apprehended later that evening.

No weapon was retrieved.

The suspect was initially charged with illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon, resisting officer, providing false information, and obstruction of justice.

Killough had an outstanding warrant in connection to an armed robbery.

He could face additional charges in connection that crime.

If you have any information, contact Houma Police Department.

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