When Minden Police arrested a local man early Sunday morning for allegedly breaking into a house and striking the occupant, he reportedly refused to go quietly.
Marquez Mims, 23, of the 700 block of Pershing Street, is charged with home invasion, domestic abuse battery, resisting by flight, resisting by force or violence and misrepresentation during booking.
"Ofc. Justin Kemp and Ofc. Chris McClaran were dispatched to a Marion Street location after a female victim called the police department," said Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper. "When they got to the residence, they observed Mims on the outside of the residence. Kemp made contact with him, while McClaran went inside the residence and talked to the victim."
According to the report, Kemp was interviewing Mims when he decided to "bolt and run," and Kemp pursued on foot.
"While this was going on, the victim told Off. McClaran that Mims had come to her residence, was told to leave, refused to leave and forced his way into the house," Cropper said. "The female occupant said once Mims was inside, he struck her in the face with a closed fist."
Kemp and McClaran reportedly found Mims hiding in bushes behind a vehicle in the neighborhood.
"When they made contact with him a second time, he put up a pretty good fight," said the chief. "He was kicking officers, so they had to restrain his feet. Two Webster Parish deputies arrived to assist the officers, and Mims reportedly spit on them."
Once at the police department, Mims reportedly refused to walk and had to be forcibly carried into the building.
"He dropped to the floor near the front door and kicked it," Cropper said. "He had to be restrained until he could be placed in a cell. Then he failed to give officers the right information and refused to be photographed for booking."
Mims was eventually booked and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.