A seat belt checkpoint in Houma Wednesday led to the arrest of an attempted murder suspect, police said.
Jajuan Poindexter, 18, of Houma, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, resisting an officer by giving false information, multiple drugs and weapons charged and no seat belt, Houma Police said.
During the checkpoint at the intersection of Main and Barrow streets, police encountered Poindexter, who was a passenger without a seat belt in a Chrysler 300, authorities said. It was later discovered Poindexter had an outstanding warrant through the Terrebonne District Attorney’s Office for multiple charges including attempted murder.
Poindexter was taken into custody and booked into the Terrebonne Parish jail on a $147,233 bond.
Police gave out 30 citations, made one arrest and issued a court summons on about 1,200 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, authorities said.