Minden police, WPSO deputies join forces
Local law enforcement agencies joined to capture a man wanted for attempted second degree murder in the Alexandria area.
Dewayne D. Green, 32, of the 1000 block of Pine Street was taken into custody by Minden Police with aid from the U.S. Marshal Service and Webster Parish Sheriff's deputies.
Minden Police chief Steve Cropper said the United States Marshal's Service Violent Crime Offender Task Force worked with the local agencies to find Green, who was wanted by the Alexandria Police Department.
"The suspect (Green) has lived in the Minden area and also has family here," Cropper said. "Over the past few days, we were getting information on sightings in Minden, and plans were made to start hitting these locations."
Tuesday, around 8 p.m., Cropper said police received a call that Green was at a specific location, so a U.S. Marshal and police officers went there and began knocking on doors.
"A description of Green's vehicle was obtained and an all-points bulletin broadcast," Cropper said. "Later, a Webster Parish deputy observed a vehicle matching the description on Shreveport Road. Officer Kenneth James traveled to the location, made a felony traffic stop, and arrested Green without incident."
Green was booked at the Minden Police Department as a fugitive from Alexandria police and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.
"I would like to thank the U.S. Marshal's Service and the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office for the combined effort in taking another fugitive off the streets," Cropper said.
Alexandria police declined to comment on Green's case, saying it is still under investigation.