Seat belt checkpoint leads Houma Police to man wanted for attempted murder

An 18-year-old Houma man gave authorities the wrong name yesterday during a seat belt checkpoint.

Authorities later learned that the man was wanted for attempted second-degree murder.

A checkpoint was conducted yesterday at the intersection of Main Street and Barrow. During it, more than 1,200 vehicles entered and 30 citations were issued.

Officers said they were pleased with the abundance of seatbelt compliance during the check.

But during the checkpoint, officers encountered a male passenger within a Chrysler 300 who was not wearing his seatbelt.

During contact, the subject gave authorities the wrong name, but was later correctly identified as Jajuan Poindexter, 18, of Nixon Drive.

Authorities learned that Poindexter had an outstanding warrant through the 32nd Judicial District Court for aggravated criminal damage to property and attempted second-degree murder.

HPD also learning that Poindexter was wanted through the 32nd Judicial District Court for drug and weapons-related offenses.

With that being said he was immediately taken into custody and arrested per warrant. He was also charged for No Seat Belt, as well as Resisting an Officer by Giving False Information. Poindexter was then transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex to be booked and jailed to await bond or court.