Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Gibsland man beds down at hospital

Antoine_Dixon_Booking_5-24-12A Bienville Parish man enjoyed his stay at the local hospital so much, he refused to leave.

Minden Police officers arrested Antoine Eugene Dixon, 41, of the 2200 block of Shepherd Street, Gibsland, for remaining after being forbidden, resisting an officer and one count of resisting an officer with force or violence.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, officers received a call from Minden Medical Center's emergency room, in reference to a man who had been asked to leave and refused.

Responding to the call were Off. Clint Smith, Ofc. Chris McClaran and Off. Chase Wimberly.

"The ER doctor indicated Dixon had been brought to the hospital by ambulance Wednesday night and by midnight he had been treated and released," Cropper said. "He left, walking on foot, and about four to five hours later, he reappeared at the ER and refused to leave."

When officers arrived on the scene, Dixon had reportedly disrobed and was asleep in a hospital bed.

Cropper said Off. Smith was familiar with Dixon from Smith's time as a Bienville Parish Sheriff's deputy.

"Smith knew Dixon had a pretty good criminal history with law enforcement," said the chief.

Dixon continually refused to leave, according to reports, and when officers explained to Dixon that he had to leave, Cropper said the subject became violent.

"Initially, they were just going to pat him down and transport him outside the city limits on his way back to Gibsland," he said. "But Dixon refused to be searched and began violently resisting the officers in the parking lot and he ended up kicking one of the officers several times."

Dixon was taken to Minden Police Department where he reportedly continued to resist.

"Officers had to physically carry him into the department and put him in a holding cell," Cropper said.






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