Shoeprint on door identifies suspect
It wasn’t exactly a case of fitting Cinderella’s glass slipper to her foot, but matching a shoe to a shoeprint on a damaged door landed a Minden man in the slammer.
LaKeedrick Mims, 24, of the 700 block of Pershing Street has been arrested by Minden police and booked with felony criminal damage to property (more than $500), resisting arrest by false information, disturbing the peace (intoxication) and an outstanding blue sheet warrant for simple assault.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said officers Chris Hammontree and Ryan Barnette responded to a call at Webster Manor Apartments where an individual was reportedly kicking and banging on an apartment door.
“When officers Hammontree and Barnette responded, they observed the door to an apartment had been kicked in and was hanging by the deadbolt,” Cropper said.
“When they got no answer at that apartment, they were contacted by the witness who called in the complaint, and got a description of a male kicking the door in. The witness described him as being black with short hair and wearing a white tee shirt and dark jeans. But she said she didn’t know his name.”
Cropper said that while investigating the incident, the officers found the man was still in the area and possibly standing in a yard across the street.
“They made contact with him, and he fit the description of the witness,” Cropper said. “He identified himself as Kevin White, which they learned later was a fictitious name. When the officers asked if he had any weapons on him, he said he did not and allowed a search of his person,”
Officers reportedly checked the bottom of the suspect’s shoes and when prints on the door matched the soles of his shoes, they placed him under arrest.
“The witness who called in got a look at this guy and made a positive ID,” said the chief. “The subject appeared to be intoxicated. His eyes were bloodshot, and he had a strong odor of alcohol on him.”
Officers reportedly made contact with the renter of the apartment, who advised them she knew the subject and his name was not Kevin White.
“She identified him as Keedrick Miller,” Cropper said. “Officers ran a check on that name, and the photo of Miller did not match the man in custody. At that time, the man in custody admitted his name was Lakeedrick Mims, and the reason he lied about his identification was because he had active warrants for simple battery and was on parole. They were able to verify his identity by photo.”