Jeramey Johnson

Jeramey Johnson

NAPOLEONVILLE — Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Houma man accused of walking down a populated country lane armed with a handgun and randomly threatening to shoot people and their pets.

Jeramey A. Johnson, 33, made the threats twice in a two-hour period Wednesday along Marais Lane south of Napoleonville, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Cmdr. Lonny Cavalier, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said Saturday that Johnson was walking down the lane on foot and initially threatened five people in a yard with the gun. 

Later, deputies were called to another site on Marais Lane, also known as La. 400, where Johnson was alleged to have threatened a man and his dog with the revolver he was carrying, Cavalier said.

Cavalier said it was not clear to deputies why Johnson, 109 Polk St., Houma, was making the threats in the area south of Napoleonville and have not found a connection between him and the area or the people who were threatened. 

Once at the Assumption Parish Detention Center, Johnson threatened to kill deputies and their families once he was released, Cavalier said.   

Johnson, a convicted felon, was booked on counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of weapons, five counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and public intimidation, deputies said.

Johnson remained in jail Saturday on bail of $130,000, online records say.

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