Lonnie Ray Burris
Lonnie Ray Burris

A Minden man found himself in handcuffs as police sought to deescalate a domestic situation.

Lonnie Ray Burris, 59, of the 800 block of Plum Street, was arrested Sunday, June 21, and arrested for domestic abuse battery and resisting an officer.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says Officer First Class Clint Smith and Officer Jamie Franklin responded to the Minden Motel in reference to a domestic disturbance. When the two officers arrived, they talked with the complainant who said she’d come home from church and Burris approached her as soon as she entered the room.

“For some unknown reason, he approached her immediately after she entered the room, and at that point in time grabbed her around the neck and pushed her to the bed,” he said. “She was trying to get off the bed and exit the room; Mr. Burris continued to push her. He grabbed her by the head of her hair and attempted to drag her outside. That’s about the time officers got there.”

Cropper says Burris exited the motel room and began cursing loudly. He was asked to go back inside and stop cursing.

“He apparently told the officers he wasn’t going anywhere in a not so polite way,” he said.

He went back into the residence, the chief says, trying to walk away from officers. They were trying to restrain him, and he began to pull away from officers.

“They had to lay him across the bed on his stomach, and he was taken into custody,” Cropper said.

He was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, the chief says.

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