A man accused of hit and run, among a long list of offenses, was arrested by Minden Police.
Tadarrius Green, 21, aka “Rudy,” of the 300 block of Abney Street, was arrested Tuesday, April 5, for hit and run, reckless operation, no insurance, no driver’s license, switched plates and a bench warrant for simple battery. On Wednesday, April 6, Green garnered and additional offense of introducing contraband into a penal institution.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says around 5 p.m., Monday, April 4, Lt. Spencer Tippen was dispatched to a hit and run crash on Talton and Fulton Streets. Upon arrival, the victim told Tippen he was headed east on Talton Street when a maroon box-style car attempted to pass him in a no passing zone.
“In doing so, the vehicle struck the front of his truck,” Cropper said. “The car then turned on to Fulton Street and came to a stop. He exited the car to assess the damage to his own vehicle and dropped his cell phone before returning to his car and driving away.”
Cropper says Tippen collected the cell phone and further investigation linked it to Green. He says about 8 p.m., on Tuesday, April 5, Tippen, knowing Green had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, went to Green’s residence to make contact with him. He was located sleeping in the same vehicle reported to have been involved in the hit and run.
The chief says Green was placed under arrest and transported to the police station for booking, patted him down and placed him into a holding cell.
“They put him in the holding cell thinking he would bond out,” Cropper said. “So a little after midnight, they realized he’d been here long enough and he wasn’t going to make bond.”
Lt. Seth Young transported him to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, and once there, a more thorough pat down was conducted.
“During the removal of a sock, they found marijuana in his sock, and that’s when he was charged with bringing contraband into a penal institution,” the chief said.
The victim in the hit and run was not injured.