POSTED: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 12:15pm
HOUMA, LA (NBC33) — A convicted felon with outstanding warrants was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly pulled a knife on his girlfriend, ran from police, and then threatened to kill officers after he got out of jail.
The Houma Police Department reports that the incident occurred shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Officers were called to the 300 block of Jane Ave. where witnessed reported seeing a man pull a knife on a woman, place her in a vehicle, then drive off.
Officers were able to identify the suspect as Joshua Lee, 26, and the female as his girlfriend. After identifying the couple, officers were able to locate Lee’s vehicle at the Red Carpet Inn located on Bayou Black Drive.
Once located, Lee reportedly fled from police and there was a brief foot pursuit. However, Lee was apprehended and taken into custody.
Officials say that once he was in custody, Lee threatened officers by saying that he would kill them once he was released from jail. Once in booking, Lee allegedly continued his threats. They say he also pulled his pants down and exposed himself to officers.
Lee was booked for one count Resisting an Officer by Flight, one count Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, one count Obscenity, and one count Public Intimidation. Lee also had outstanding warrants for Felony Theft and Trespassing.
The female was reportedly unharmed, but shaken by the incident.