Accused shoplifter flees police

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A Homer man was arrested by Minden police when he reportedly fled police after trying to leave the store with stolen merchandise.

Jacarious Monroe, 23, of the 1100 block of Adams Avenue, was arrested for resisting an officer.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says he was caught reportedly shoplifting at Walmart, attempting to leave the store with more than $200 worth of merchandise.

“He was approached by officers, dropped the merchandise and he ran before they caught him,” Cropper said. “We interviewed him and he denied it. We went back and viewed video from the store, and he was the one the video captured dropping the merchandise and leaving the store.”

The chief says he was not arrested for shoplifting as he did not make it out of the store with the merchandise.

He was booked at the Minden Police Department and transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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