Suspect charged after allegedly threatening to shoot teens fighting with younger siblings

​A 19-year-old Houma man is in custody of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office after an alleged disturbance involving a handgun.



Authorities were called to the 3700 block of Thomas Drive on March 3 in reference to a call of juveniles fighting in the street.

When on location, authorities learned that there was an adult suspect who arrived at the fight and threatened to shoot the juveniles who were fighting with his younger siblings.

The suspect allegedly had a gun in his presence at the time, and was identified as Darrayon Poindexter, 19, of 3747 Thomas Drive, Houma.



Authorities said an adult male in the crowd eventually wrestled the gun from Poindexter, and no one was injured in the incident.

The suspect left the scene prior to deputies’ arrival, according to TPSO.

Deputies patrolled the area, but were unable to locate Poindexter, so they obtained arrest warrants for him on four charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and felony carrying of an illegal weapon.



This past Sunday, a TPSO patrol deputy conducted a traffic stop, and officers observed that Poindexter was the passenger inside of the vehicle.

Upon further investigation, authorities also learned that he was in possession of a handgun at the time of the stop.

Poindexter was taken into custody without incident on the above-mentioned charges, as well as an additional charge for felony carrying of an illegal weapon for the traffic stop incident.



He is in the Terrebonne Parish Jail on a $110,000 bond.

Darrayon Poindexter