The fourth suspect in an alleged attempted murder case has been arrested.
Antwaune Cortez Loud, 26, of the 200 block of Leroy Tillman Road in Heflin, was arrested last week on unrelated charges and a warrant by the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office for criminal conspiracy to commit murder. He was arrested by Minden police on charges of possession of synthetic marijuana and a probation hold was placed on him. Bond was set at $200,000 on the warrant.
Minden police chief Steve Cropper says Capts. Danny Weaver and Marvin Garrett, Webster Parish Sheriff’s narcotics agents detectives Bobby Igo III, Joel Thomas and Lt. Angela Evans, assisted by U.S. Marshal’s Office made contact with Loud at a residence on Carolina Street in Minden.
“They placed him under arrest on the warrant,” he said. “At that point, Mr. Loud was advised of his rights, and then searched. Mr. Loud had a piece of paper that contained a small amount of synthetic marijuana in his right hand and what appeared to be two marijuana roaches in his right pants pocket.”
Maj. Dustin Reynolds, with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, says four suspects approached the victim’s residence on Oscar Moore Road and attempted to get him to come out and fight. The victim was outside the residence and ran into the house.
“As he was going into the house, a series of four or five shots were fired,” Reynolds said.
“They ran down to their vehicle on Oscar Moore Road and took off.”
The others arrested in the case include Deravion Deshun Kinsey, 18, of the 6300 block of Highway 531 in Heflin, and Marquette Juwan Burks, 18, of the 200 block of Central School Road in Dubberly, both charged with attempted murder, and Michael Jamal Bradford, 17, of the 100 block of Oscar Moore Road in Dubberly, charged with criminal conspiracy to commit murder.
Two of the three arrested turned themselves in, according to police reports. Kinsey came to the patrol office where he was questioned about the incident and subsequently placed under arrest. Burks made arrangements to turn himself in. He was taken into custody and transported to the criminal investigation division and questioned. A warrant was served on him.
Bradford was arrested at his grandfather’s residence.