Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Police nail one for domestic violence

jeremy_smithAn argument that ended badly landed a Minden man in jail, charged with second degree battery by domestic violence.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said his officers arrested 28-year-old Jeremy Colt Smith of the 1600 block of Old Arcadia Road after his wife filed charges against him.

"Ofc. Chris McClaran was contacted by a woman – the victim – who works at a local convenience store, after she and her husband got into an argument," Cropper said. "When the officer went to her place of business, he saw she had two black eyes, a busted lip, bruises on her arm and a swollen jaw."

Cropper said the victim told McClaran the couple had been arguing in a vehicle while traveling on Pennsylvania Avenue.

"When the car stopped, she got away from him," Cropper said. He chased her to the front porch of a residence where she was trying to get help, but nobody was answering the door."

After the victim reportedly filed charges, Cropper said McClaran contacted detective Heath Balkom.

"They worked up a warrant for Smith, who got wind they were looking for him and called the police station," said the chief. "Det. Balkom told Smith he needed to turn himself in and, a day or so later, he did so."






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