NAPOLEONVILLE — A Labadieville man wanted in a street fight in southwest of Napoleonville last May was arrested Monday, the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reported.
James J. Johnson Jr., 35, is accused of pulling handgun on a crowd after a May 14 confrontation with the group as he and another man were driving down Marshall Lane off La. 401.
Commander Lonny Cavalier said Johnson and James Bell, 59, of New Orleans had been driving down Marshall when they encountered the crowd in the street and tried to push their way through it with their car.
In doing this, Bell struck a woman who suffered minor injuries, according to a sheriff's deputies, who said that escalated the confrontation between the crowd in the street and Johnson and Bell.
Johnson pulled out a handgun out and road off with Bell but did not fire any shots, Cavalier said.
Sheriff's deputies caught up with Bell, 8513 Spruce St., New Orleans, two months later in July in Assumption and arrested him on a count of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon but Johnson had remained at large until Monday, deputies said.
Johnson, 116 Palm Lane, Labadieville, was booked into Assumption Parish Detention Center on several counts, including: aggravated assault with a firearm and failing to appear in court for counts of criminal neglect and not having a driver’s license in his possession, deputies said. He also had an outstanding warrant for a count of felony theft, deputies said.
Johnson remained in jail Tuesday with bail pending, deputies said.