On January 28, shortly before 10 p.m., a 51 year old female contacted the Houma Police Department stating she was walking in the area of Tunnel Blvd and Sonny Street when subjects occupying a dark colored vehicle drove past her. The occupants fired a paint ball gun at her, striking her several times.
While speaking to law enforcement with the Houma Police Department who were responding to the call, the victim observed the vehicle pass again and pointed it out. Officers immediately conducted a stop near Roselawn Street and identified the occupants as Nolan Ross, 20 years old of Monarch Drive and Tyrik T. Sims, 18 years old of Bailey Rd in Tallulah, La.
As the investigation continued, officers located 2 paint ball guns inside the vehicle. Officers also noticed a 16 year old male juvenile as an additional occupant. Further investigation led officers to recover marijuana in Nolan Ross’s possession.
Taking this into consideration, Nolan Ross and Tyrik Sims were arrested for Aggravated Battery. Nolan Ross received additional charges of Possession of a CDS I (marijuana), as well as Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. They were transported to the Terrebonne parish Criminal Justice Complex to be booked on the aforementioned charges.
The victim in this incident sustained moderate bruising but refused medical treatment. The juvenile was not charged and released to the custody of his parents.
Anyone with information is encouraged to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.