Minden Press-Herald

Tuesday
Sep 30th

Invader changes his mind about jail

Jeffery_HarrisonA local man who broke into a residence Sunday and threatened two persons with a knife, surrendered to Minden Police shortly after the incident, only to try and escape.

Jeffery Harrison, 41, of the 200 block of Abney Street, is charged with home invasion, simple criminal damage to property, aggravated assault and disturbing the peace by public intoxication.

A charge of simple escape was added after Harrison reportedly changed his mind and tried to leave the police department.

Chief Steve Cropper said Off. Jonathan Odom, Ofc. Bryan King and Lt. Seth Young responded to a break-in report in the 100 block of Loop Road.

"When the officers got there, they were told that Harrison had gained unauthorized access to the residence by breaking a window," Cropper said. "Once inside, he chased two victims in the residence while he was armed with a knife."

When officers arrived, Harrison had reportedly left the scene. A short time later, Cropper said Harrison surrendered at the Minden Police Department.

"His eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred," said the chief. "Officers handcuffed him and were walking him down the hallway to a holding cell when he decided he really didn't want to be there, so he broke and ran."

Officers reportedly had no trouble subduing Harrison. He was booked and tranported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

 

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