A theft and burglary suspect was injured after he tried to flee police following questioning about items believed to be stolen.
Britt Jacoby Moody Jr., 29, of the 400 block of South Gum Street, was charged with simple burglary, misdemeanor theft, simple criminal damage to property and resisting an officer by flight. Bond was set at $22,500. Probation and Parole have placed a hold on him.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says Moody had been listed as a suspect in a theft and a burglary.
“They located his vehicle in the 400 block of South Gum Street, and officers approached the residence, made contact with Mr. Moody and advised him they needed to speak with him,” he said. “As officers approached, they observed some (suspected) stolen property in plain view of his vehicle.”
Once they made contact with Moody, he was advised of his rights and questioned about the property in his truck.
“Officers indicated to Mr. Moody that another victim had filed a complaint on him about stealing some items from a shed,” he said. “Mr. Moody admitted to taking the items, took the items to the salvage yard and sold them for $45.”
While Moody was escorted to the patrol unit, the burglary victim identified the shirt Moody was wearing as being stolen from his residence, the chief says. Officers asked Moody to remove the shirt and Moody tried to flee on foot.
He was caught about two houses down, according to reports, and when he was caught, he fell in an area where glass littered the ground, causing lacerations.
Arresting officers were Lt. Chris Cheatham, Det. Keith King Jr., Officers Shawn Jenkins and Clint Smith and Capts. Marvin Garrett and Dan Weaver.
Moody was transported to Minden Medical Center for treatment and booked at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.