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Minden residents fight off alleged home invader

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A Shreveport man who allegedly entered a Minden residence uninvited in the early morning hours Saturday found himself facing some very angry residents who were determined that his visit would end in jail.

Tavaris Ross, 22, who lives in the 2700 block of Frederick Street in Shreveport, is charged with home invasion after crawling through the window of a Searles Street residence. Once inside, Minden Chief of Police Steve Cropper said, the suspect grabbed one of the residents.

“Mr. Ross obtained a ladder from the rear of the residence and entered through an open window,” Cropper said. “When he got inside, he grabbed a young female occupant of the residence by her hair, effectively committing battery.”

Cropper said the victim screamed and her mother responded just as Ross was exiting the residence. Once he was outside, Ross was confronted by an angry mother, the chief said.

“The victim’s mother confronted Ross when he got into his car while the young lady called her mother’s boyfriend,” the chief said. “The boyfriend arrived, blocked Ross’s vehicle with his own, then took him out of the car and held him on the ground until Sgt. Joel Kendrick, Officer Clinton Smith and Officer Jesse Cutrer arrived.”

Cropper said Ross was booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

Minden Press-Herald

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