TPSO arrest Thibodaux man in connection with disturbances

News Release

October 26, 2022


Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet announced the arrest of a Thibodaux man on multiple charges, stemming from disturbance complaints that were investigated by the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division. Leross Leon Johnson, 28, of Thibodaux, was arrested on multiple charges in connection with his involvement in the incidents.


On October 22, 2022, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a local business, after receiving information that Leross Leon Johnson was involved in a disturbance where he allegedly committed an Aggravated Kidnapping of a victim. When deputies arrived, they learned that Johnson departed the area, prior to their arrival. Through further investigation by the Patrol Division, evidence was located confirming the allegations against Johnson. Patrol Deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Johnson for Aggravated Kidnapping, and Battery of a Dating Partner, but Johnson was unable to be located.


Through further investigation, it was discovered that Johnson was wanted on charges of Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, and False Imprisonment, in an unrelated case from February of 2022.

On October 23, 2022, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to a private residence in a Westside Houma neighborhood, where Johnson was involved in a separate disturbance, and tried to gain entry into a residence by force. When Deputies arrived, they quickly located Leross Leon Johnson in the area, and he was taken into custody. While investigating the incident, Deputies discovered evidence linking Johnson to the disturbance, and found Johnson to be in possession of a firearm, as well as illegal narcotics, at the time of his arrest.


Leross Leon Johnson was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping, Battery of a Dating Partner (Serious Bodily Injury), Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS I, Possession of a Schedule II CDS, Illegal carrying of weapon in presence of CDS, and Attempted Home Invasion, in connection with the disturbances. Additionally, Johnson was arrested on outstanding warrants for Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, and False Imprisonment. Johnson is currently jailed at the Terrebonne Criminal Justice Complex on a total bond of $1,076,000.00 by local judges.


Sheriff Tim Soignet would like to commend the quick response of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, which directly affected the apprehension of Johnson, and overall safe resolution of this incident. “Our Patrol Division did an amazing job in this investigation and removed a very violent offender from our streets.”



 

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