Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Several arrested on battery charges

Law enforcement officers have seen an increase in arrests relating to violence over the past week.

JOHNSON_MICHAELMichael D. Johnson: Webster Parish Sheriff's deputies Ricky Corke and Dillard Sykes arrested Johnson, 55, for aggravated assault, disturbing the peace and on a warrant from Dallas.

According to Sheriff Gary Sexton, the deputies responded to a disturbance call on Camp Bistineau Road.

"Johnson was reportedly cussing and pulled a knife on the complainant," Sexton said. "The deputies found Johnson to be intoxicated and in possession of a pocket knife."

JONES_ARZIEArzie Delane Jones, Jr.: Deputies Tony Matteson and Bryan King arrested Jones, 24, of Heflin for Domestic Abuse Battery.

"Jones got into an argument with his wife on Buttonwood Drive in Heflin," Sexton said. "During the argument, he hit and bit his wife and then chased her from Buttonwood to Dogwood Trail north of Minden."

Sexton said Jones left the residence before deputies arrived and was found at his workplace.

TROTTER_DELALANDelalan Dekhan Trotter: The 31-year-old from Minden was arrested by deputies Tony Matteson and Angela Evans and charged with Domestic Abuse Battery and Disturbing the Peace after it was reported he hit an unidentified woman in the ear and side of her head with a closed fist.

"Dep. Matteson saw a red mark in the area of her face," Sexton said. "The suspect was yelling and cursing, and at first refused the deputy's commands."

The sheriff said when Matteson threatened Trotter with Mace, the subject put his hands behind his back.

"There were three children, all under the age of 13 present during the entire episode," Sexton said. "They were crying and very scared."

Jones was reportedly handcuffed, checked for tightness and double-locked for extra protection.

"The suspect was placed in Dep. Matteson's unit and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center (BDCC)," Sexton said. "The entire ride to BDCC, he was yelling and cursing the victim and the police."

Minden Police

Domestic battery arrests don't apply only to men. Minden Police arrested two women last week on verbal assault and unauthorized entry charges.

aleshia_mooreAleshia Moore: Officer Danny "Bo" Turner arrested Moore, 18, of the 300 block of Lee Street on charges of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and resisting an officer.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Turner was dispatched to an apartment on Marion Street in reference to a fight.

"Once the officer got there, he talked to the person leasing the apartment," Cropper said. "That person claimed that Moore had come to her house and started an argument in reference to the attention of a male subject."

Cropper said Moore reportedly went to the apartment to collect some of the male's property.

"A fight broke out between the two, and the complainant finally got to a phone and called the police," Cropper said. "Moore fled the scene and Turner had to locate her elsewhere."

demetrius_lottDemetrius Ann Lott: A warrant led to the arrest of Lott, 35, of the 100 block of Holomon Road in Dubberly for home invasion.

"Apparently Lott and another person were standing on that person's front porch arguing," Cropper said. "When the other person went in the house, Lott followed her in, and they called the police department."

Sgt. Chris Cheatham and Sgt. Heath Balkom arrested Lott, who reportedly had an outstanding warrant.

gary_crowGary Crow: Another home invasion led to an altercation that resulted in Crow's arrest on that charge, as well as second degree battery, violation of a protective order and false imprisonment.

Cropper said a woman with injuries to her face came to the police department and claimed Crow had forced his way into her home and held her against her will.

"He beat her up pretty bad and would not allow her to leave," Cropper said. "He apparently hit her to the point where he knocked her out."

The chief said when the victim regained consciousness, Crow was asleep and she was able to leave the house.

"She got transportation to the police station to file charges," Cropper said. "By the time detectives Cheatham and Balkom got back to the house, he was gone."

During the investigation, the detectives learned Crow might be at his sister's house.

Over the course of the next few days, the chief said detectives learned Crow may have gone to Dallas and returned to Shreveport.

"We contacted the U.S. Marshal's service in Shreveport," Cropper said. "Shreveport Police surrounded the house, and when Crow tried to run out the back door, a SPD canine officer was waiting for him, so he ran back into the house."

Cropper said Crow reportedly gave up at that point, and SPD made the arrest.






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