FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: January 20, 2012
ARMED ROBBERY / MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN KENNER
- A Pike County, Mississippi man wanted for armed robbery and
questioning in a murder has been arrested by the Kenner Police
On Thursday, January 19, 2012, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the
Kenner Police Department received a crime tip that Damion
Ferguson, 25, of 1009 Miller Lane, Summit, Mississippi was in
The tip revealed that Ferguson was wanted in Pike County,
Mississippi for armed robbery and a possible murder and could be
found in the 300 block of Farrar Avenue.
Working with authorities with the Pike County Sheriff’s
Office the Kenner Police Department was able verify that
Ferguson was wanted and had outstanding warrants with
extradition for his arrest.
Kenner Police Officers responding to the area in an attempt to
locate Ferguson encountered him in the 300 block of Farrar
Avenue, as he was approaching a 2004 Hyundai Accent.
Before he could enter the vehicle; Ferguson saw officers
and attempted to evade arrest leading officers on a foot chase
that ended in the 800 block of Short Street where he was taken
At the time of Ferguson’s arrest he was found in possession of a
hand rolled cigarette that contained marijuana.
A check of the license plate on the vehicle Ferguson had
in his possession revealed the license plate had been reported
stolen in New Orleans (January 19, 2012).
Ferguson was arrested for the crime of resisting and
officer by flight, possession of Marijuana .8 grams, and
possession of stolen things (license plate).
Ferguson was later booked as a fugitive from Pike County,
Ferguson will be transported to the Jefferson
Center, located in Gretna where he’ll begin the extradition
The vehicle Ferguson was driving was secured and towed to the
Kenner Police Department, who is presently working with the Pike
County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone needing information regarding the Mississippi
armed robbery and/or murder should contact Chief Steve Rushing
with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at (601) 783-6767.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning
Ferguson to contact the Kenner Police Department at (504)
712-2222, Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111, or the Pike County
Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi at (601) 783-6767.
See below listed article from the Enterprise Journal