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The Houma Police Department would like to thank the public and all agencies that assisted with locating and arresting Michelle Smith.


Smith was located on November 19th in Pasadena, Texas and taken into custody without incident. Smith was wanted for one count of second degree battery and is currently being held in Pasadena awaiting extradition.


On November 12, 2021 at approximately 12:16 a.m., the Houma Police Department responded to a disturbance at Joni B’s Bar, located at 319 Howard Avenue. As officers arrived they were attempting to separate several females that were fighting in the parking lot. During the altercation, a female suspect whom was identified as Michelle Smith, 36 years old of 208 Leslie Street, began to bite the ear of one of the responding officers. During the struggle Michelle Smith completely bit a large portion of the right ear completely off and she fled the area before she could be apprehended. The officer was transported to a local medical facility where he underwent treatment and is currently recovering from the injury.