Houma murder suspect caught in St. Bernard Parish

Houma murder suspect caught in St. Bernard Parish
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The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office says it has arrested a Terrebonne Parish murder suspect.

Deputies booked 23-year-old Kereon Alexander after the driver of a car he was a passenger in ran a red light at W. Judge Perez and Center St. in Arabi. The driver, Keiriana Smith, also faces several charges.

"As deputies approached the vehicle they detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle, which was driven by Smith, and also occupied by Alexander and a 1-year-old female seated in the rear of the vehicle in a child seat, but not restrained," said Kim Gritter, Public Information Officer for the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office.

"A criminal history check was conducted on both Alexander and Smith, which revealed Alexander had an active warrant out of Terrebonne Parish for second degree murder," said Gritter.

Smith was booked on charges of disregarding red-light, suspended driver’s license, smoking in vehicle with children under 8, illegal tint, possession of marijuana, cruelty to a juvenile, child desertion, obstruction, resisting an officer by force/violence and battery of a peace officer.

Alexander was booked on charges of illegal carrying of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substance, obstruction, resisting an officer/false name, possession of marijuana, smoking in vehicle with children under 8, and on the outstanding second degree murder warrant out of Terrebonne Parish.

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