Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Man arrested twice in one day

Shonteako_JohnsonOnce was not enough for a Cotton Valley man who was arrested twice by Minden Police in only a few hours.

Shonteako Johnson, 36, of the 100 block of Nora Street, was arrested just after midnight Friday and charged with disturbing the peace and resisting an officer and illegally carrying of a weapon and then again around 9:15 a.m. when he was charged with home invasion.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said officers were called to a local apartment complex where a disturbance had been reported.

"Officer Shawn Jenkins arrived first," Cropper said. "He found several subjects outside the apartment complex. He radioed for back-up and Officer Clint Smith and Officer Chris Henderson responded."

Cropper said a mother and daughter were arguing about the daughter's boyfriend.

"As officers were talking to them, they began to hear yelling from another side of the apartment complex," said the chief. "Officers Smith and Henderson went to see what was taking place. They contacted Shonteako Johnson, who had a beer in his hand and had apparently been drinking heavily."

As officers approached Johnson, Henderson reportedly observed what he believed to be a handgun in Johnson's front trouser pocket.

"Johnson turned away from them and refused to turn back," Cropper said. "Since he was drinking in public, Smith advised him that he was under arrest."

As officers attempted to handcuff Johnson and administer a pat-down, Johnson reportedly continued to resist.

"One of the officers put his hand on the pocket where he thought a gun might be located, and there was a gun it," Cropper said. "So, they took him down and arrested him."

Officers reportedly located a loaded .357 handgun in his front left pocket.

"When they got him to the police station, officers found more than $7,000 in cash in Johnson's pocket," Cropper said. "They took the money from him and placed it in evidence."

Johnson was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. After posting bond, he allegedly returned to the apartment complex and appeared at the apartment where the mother and daughter live.

"Johnson kicked in the door of the apartment where the daughter, Bridget Johnson, lives," Cropper said. "Bridget ran to the bathroom and locked the door with Shonteako Johnson chasing her."

Johnson reportedly left the scene and the mother and daughter contacted the police department to report the incident.

"In the meantime, Johnson came back to the police department to pick up the money he had that he didn't take with him when he bonded out," Cropper said. "Det. Keith King had obtained a warrant on Johnson for home invasion and when he came back to the police department, Det. King arrested him on a $35,000 bond."

Johnson was booked at the police department and returned to BDCC.






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