Four arrested on burglary charges


Four men have been arrested in connection with a burglary on McArthur Street last week.

Aaron Lewis, 19, of the 1500 block of Shreveport Road, was arrested Monday, Dec. 21, on a warrant for simple burglary and criminal conspiracy. Bond was set at $60,000.

Jakoryon Wess, 19, of the 200 block of Buddy Brown Road, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 20, on warrants for conspiracy to commit simple burglary and principal to simple burglary. Bond was set at $60,000.

Kadaveion Walker, 19, of the 600 block of Watts Circle, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 17, for simple burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit simple burglary and resisting an officer by flight.

Jalen Bell, 17, of the 700 block of Dawson Street, was arrested Dec. 17, for simple burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary and resisting an officer by flight.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says they received a call of a burglary in progress at the 100 block of McArthur Street, and when officers arrived two males were seen carrying items from the home.

“They dropped the merchandise and fled on foot,” he said. “One of those two subjects, Mr. Walker, was caught within a few minutes. The other one, Mr. Bell, was caught several blocks away. Once they got them to the police department, got them separated and advised of their rights, they both admitted they, along with two other male subjects, conspired to break in and burglarize that specific residence.”

He says two subjects stayed in the car while the other two went to the back door and kicked it in, making entry into the home. Officers obtained warrants for Lewis and Wess for the above charges.

At the time of Wess’ arrest, the chief says Officer Shawn Jenkins was assisting Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputies John Lewis Jr. and Marshall Merritt at a large party on an unrelated incident. Jenkins noted a truck he knew to belong to Wess, and advised Lewis about the warrants from the city, Cropper said. Wess was placed under arrest at the party and transported to the police station for booking. He was then transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

Cropper says Aaron Lewis turned himself in to police Monday morning when he learned warrants were out for his arrest. He was also transported to BDCC.



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