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Raceland Fugitive Arrested After Attempting to Strike Deputy with Brass Knuckles


12/6/2013 by Brennan Matherne
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Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a Raceland fugitive on Thursday who attempted to use brass knuckles to fight off deputies. Herbert Major Jr. (B/M, D.O.B. 04/14/63) of 245 Brocato Lane was arrested on seven active warrants following a short foot pursuit in Raceland.

At around 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, deputies patrolling the Raceland area spotted Major riding a bicycle. Knowing Major to have active warrants for his arrest, deputies exited their patrol unit and attempted to make contact with him, but Major fled on the bicycle. Deputies pursued him on foot and caught up with Major, who pulled brass knuckles from his pocket and attempted to strike one of the deputies. The deputy avoided the strike and was able to place Major under arrest. The deputy suffered minor injuries in the struggle. Major was also found to be in possession of a pipe commonly used to smoke crack cocaine.

Major was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence, Resisting an Officer, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was also booked per seven active warrants, including six for Contempt of Court and one for Issuing Worthless Checks. He is currently being held in lieu of $36,500 bond as set by Judge Ashly Bruce Simpson and warrants.