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Traffic stop ends with foot chase

Suspect apprehended in wooded area near Hwy. 80 and Hwy. 531


A foot pursuit around noon Monday ended with one suspect in custody.

Minden Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highways 531 and 80 for a brake light that was out. Officer Josh Lavrinc made contact with two occupants in the vehicle, Jerome Pickens, 34, of the 1200 block of Isaac Creek Road, and Henry O. Shine, 41, of the 1700 block of St. John Road, both of Homer.

When asked for identification, Shine did not have any on his person at the time.

“He told me his name was Greg Winzer, and he gave a date of birth,” Lavrinc said. “We ran him through the system and nothing came back, so we tried a couple of different ways to spell the name, but nothing came back.”

Lavrinc went back to the vehicle and detained Shine.

“As I was putting him in my patrol car, he broke loose and took off into the woods across the street from the gas station,” he said.

Officer Josh Lavrinc, Officer First Class Jesse Cutrer, Sgt. Joel Kendrick and Officer Russell Engi search the vehicle stopped for a traffic violation. The search followed the apprehension of one of two vehicle occupants. Minden Police say nothing illegal was discovered in the vehicle. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald
Other officers arrived on scene to assist in the foot pursuit, and Officer First Class Jesse Cutrer apprehended Shine within roughly 20 minutes, Lavrinc said. Police conducted a search of his person and discovered what they believed to be powder cocaine, he said.

Around that time, Pickens reportedly told police his license was suspended.
Both were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. Pickens was cited for driving under suspension and brake lamps. Lavrinc says Pickens was released on summons due to his cooperation.

Shine was arrested for resisting an officer by giving false information, resisting an officer by flight and possession of Schedule II CDS (cocaine). A hold was placed on him by the Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office on warrants for driving without headlights, driving under suspension and resisting an officer.

He also has warrants for resisting arrest by flight, resisting arrest by false information, driving under suspension and a seatbelt violation from the Louisiana State Police.

Shine was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.