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Man arrested, accused of punching girlfriend

by Minden Press-Herald


A Minden man found himself with a longer list of charges than just domestic abuse battery after he fled police Monday.

Justin Ricardo Bailey, 26, of the 700 block of Theus Street, was charged Tuesday, April 7, with domestic abuse battery, resisting an officer, resisting an officer by flight and resisting an officer with force or violence.

“He fled when officers arrived and they arrested him on a warrant the following day,” Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said.

According to reports, Officer Brandon Curry responded to a call in reference to a domestic disturbance. The initial investigation revealed Bailey allegedly punched his girlfriend. When officers arrived, police say Bailey fled the scene.

The following day, police received a tip that Bailey was at his residence, and when Officer Clint Smith attempted to take him into custody, he refused to follow verbal commands. When Smith and his K9 partner, Harley, approached the front porch of the home where Bailey was standing, reports indicate Bailey complied.

McClaran and Officer Shawn Jenkins escorted Bailey to the patrol unit and he reportedly resisted when the two attempted to perform a search. Following the search, Bailey still refused to get into the back seat of the patrol unit, according to reports. Although Bailey resisted, officers were able to place him into the patrol unit.

He was taken to the Minden Police Department and booked on the above charges.
Officer Brandon Curry is investigating the case.

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