Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced two people have been charged with attempted murder in a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon in the Marydale community in Thibodaux. Deondre Holmes (age 23) and Jovonta Johnson (age 24), both of Thibodaux, have been arrested in connection with the incident.
At around 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, deputies responded to a reported shooting in the Marydale community in Thibodaux. Upon arrival, deputies discovered several spent bullet casings on Carol Street, and they discovered an abandoned gray sedan with bullet holes and shattered glass on Plymouth Street. They also learned a second vehicle, a white sedan, involved in the incident had arrived at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center with a gunshot victim.
Through investigation, detectives learned a man and his sister were sitting in the gray sedan parked in the 400 block of Carol Street. Holmes and Johnson, traveling in a white sedan, approached from the rear. Shots were reportedly fired by occupants of both vehicles. One of the rounds struck the woman in the right thigh, and one round struck Johnson in the head. Neither injury is considered life-threatening. The female victim drove the gray sedan to Plymouth Street, and she was then transported to the hospital. Investigators made contact with Holmes and Johnson at the hospital. Following questioning, detectives were able to obtain arrest warrants for both.
Holmes and Johnson were arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Each was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, and bond is set at $150,000 each. Both are also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.
The investigation into this incident is continuing.