A late-night visit by a Minden man was not well received at a local residence prompting an arrest by police.
Connie Mack Moore, 54, of the 400 block of South Street, was arrested for disturbing the peace by intoxication, simple criminal damage to property, attempted unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and two counts of resisting an officer.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said officers Chase Wimberly and Shawn Jenkins were dispatched to a residence on West Union around 11 p.m. Saturday, where they found Moore in the front yard.
"As they approached, Moore threw down a 16-ounce can of beer," Cropper said. "He was advised numerous times to turn around and place his hands behind his back, but he would not respond to their commands."
Officers reportedly struggled with Moore, trying to handcuff him, but he refused to cooperate.
"Moore attempted to retrieve something from his right pocket, so officers took him to the ground and handcuffed him," said the chief. "When they put him back on his feet, there was a pocket knife on the ground underneath him, so he had actually gotten the knife out of his pocket."
Officers placed Moore under arrested and contacted the female victim inside the residence.
"She said she and her kids were watching TV when they heard someone banging on the door," Cropper said. "She looked out the window and saw Moore. He jerked the screen door open and damaged it by using his pocket knife to try and gain entry."
Moore was booked at the Minden Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.