Attempted murder suspect arrested by Houma Police

A wanted attempted murder suspect has been arrested by the Houma Police.

On October 22 around noon, HPD received information that Mervin B. Jackson Jr., 31, of King Street, was observed driving a dark-colored BMW on Grand Caillou Road.

Authorities also learned that Jackson was wanted for attempted murder regarding an investigation being handled by TPSO.

When patrolling Grand Caillou, authorities located a black BMW matching the description provided near Woodlawn Ranch Road traveling north.

Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused, leading officers into the parking lot of a local school.

Upon arrival in the parking lot, authorities made contact with the driver, identifying him as Jackson.

At this point, HPD verified warrants through the 32nd Judicial District for attempted second-degree murder, assault by drive-by shooting and aggravated criminal damage to property.

As the investigation continued, HPD located marijuana and cocaine in Jackson’s possession. Taking this into consideration, Mervin B. Jackson Jr. was arrested per warrants through the 32nd JDC as well as Possession of CDS I and II. He was the transported to the jail to be booked on the aforementioned charges to include Flight from an Officer.