Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Kicker draws penalty

Connie_Cochran_2_2-10-62A woman sheltering a juvenile run-away didn't take kindly to being arrested for her efforts, showing her displeasure by lashing out with her feet.

Connie Cochran, 49, of the 600 block of McIntyre Street, has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, disturbing the peace by using profanity in public, criminal damage to property and resisting an officer with force.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said his officers received a report of a missing 15-year-old male earlier in the week, and when they began gathering information, they learned he had a girlfriend living at the McIntyre Street address.

"Officers first tried to make contact by phone, but the calls were unanswered," Cropper said. "They went to the house and could hear people walking around inside and dogs barking, but no one would answer the door."

According to reports, the doors were secured from the inside by deadbolt locks.

"The officers contacted Lt. Dan Weaver who obtained a search warrant a little after midnight, so officers could gain entry to look for the juvenile," said the chief.

Cropper said Lt. Tim Morris, Ofc. Heath Humble, Ofc. Jennifer Anderson and Webster Parish Sheriff's deputy Tim Matteson executed the warrant.

"They gained entry into the house and found a female juvenile and her mother (Cochran) in bed as if they were asleep," Cropper said. "The two indicated they didn't know where the run-away juvenile was, but the officers located him inside the house."

When Cochran was placed under arrest, the chief said she resisted.

"She kicked the deputy a couple of times," he said. "They managed to get her into the back of the patrol car, and when they pulled up in the parking lot at the police station, she kicked the window out of one of the back doors of the police cruiser."

Cochran was booked transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.






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