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Argument ends with two arrests

by Minden Press-Herald



A fight that turned physical ended in the arrest of two people.

David Salmons, 33, of the 100 block of Chandler Street, was arrested Wednesday, March 30, on a warrant for domestic abuse battery with child endangerment.

Malindee A. Clark Martin, 30, of the same address, was arrested for a blue sheet fine for no passing zone.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says officers were dispatched to the Chandler Street residence around 7:45 a.m. where a female ran out of the house appearing to have been battered by her boyfriend.

“Officers observed blood under her nose as well as on her right hand,” he said. “The night prior, apparently Salmons came home mad, and the following morning, she woke him up for work and asked him for some money. He got mad because she asked him for money and woke him up late.”

Cropper says the argument escalated with Salmons calling her names, and elbowing her in the nose, causing it to bleed. He reportedly took her phone and smashed it when she threatened to call police. The argument continued to escalate, and he reportedly threw her to the ground and grabbed her around the neck.

“The victim’s children began screaming telling Salmons to let her up,” he said. “Salmons eventually let her up and left the residence. The victim advised officers that her boyfriend left the residence in his pickup truck indicating he was on his way to work.”

Officer Shawn Jenkins, the responding officer, radioed Officer Donald Brice asking him to go to Salmons place of employment.

“Salmons was not at his place of employment, so they obtained a warrant for his arrest,” the chief said.

Cropper says they’d received information as to his whereabouts and went to his mother’s residence.
“They went to his mother’s residence on Loop Road, and his truck was seen on the road,” he said. “A traffic stop was conducted at Loop Road and Constable Street, and he was arrested at that point.”

Cropper says a background check was run on Martin while at police headquarters and officers learned she had a warrant for the blue sheet fine. Salmons was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

The children were released into the care of their grandmother.

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