2 Suspects Identified in Connection with Attempted Homicide

Investigators with the Broussard Police Department and Lafayette Sheriff’s Office have identified the two suspects in connection with an attempted homicide in Broussard.

The following warrants have been secured:

Joseph Jackson
Jaylon Harrison







Joseph Jackson – 2 counts of attempted armed robbery, 1 count of attempted first degree murder

Jaylon Harrison – 2 counts of attempted armed robbery, 1 count of attempted first degree murder

An investigation has revealed that this was involving drugs and not to sell a phone.

These suspects are also wanted for other violent crimes by other agencies. Please contact your local agency or Crime Stoppers ASAP if you know the whereabouts of these suspects.  Remember you can remain anonymous.  Anyone harboring either of these two individuals will be arrested.


Original Press Release:

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at approximately 2000 hours the Broussard Police Department was dispatched to a local hospital in reference to a patient that was admitted who sustained gunshot wounds.  Officers learned that the incident occurred in Broussard in the area of Alley 1 & 2 earlier in the evening.

Investigators arrived at the hospital and learned that the victim, identified as Trevis Thomas (b/m 19 YOA of Duson) was attempting to sell an iPhone to someone he met on SnapChat.  Thomas and his passenger Dylan Centeno (w/m 18 YOA of Duson) picked up the potential buyer (a black male about 6’ tall wearing a dark colored hoodie) who got in the back seat of Thomas’ truck.  While inside of a parked vehicle on Alley 2, a black male approximately 6’ tall approached the passenger side window brandishing an assault-style rifle.  Simultaneously the rear-passenger brandished a silver semi-automatic handgun where a struggle ensued.  The victim was shot once in the arm and once in the leg with a handgun by the back-seat suspect and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  The rear-seat suspect then exited the vehicle.  Thomas and Centeno fled the scene and drove to a local hospital a short time later.


This case is still actively being investigated so if anyone has any information about this incident, they are urged to contact the Broussard Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.