A Minden man is facing multiple charges after reportedly threatening to shoot police following an arrest on drug charges.

Minden Police arrested Derrick Combs, 39, of the 700 block of Sibley Road, and charged him with possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft, resisting by force, self-mutilation and public intimidation.

Officers responded to call of a suspicious person in the area of Jackson Street around 10 p.m. Thursday, and made contact with Combs, Police Chief Steve Cropper said, adding that Combs appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant.

“While talking to him, dispatch advised Combs was a suspect in a theft case,” he said. “The complainant was at police headquarters reporting that Combs took his cell phone without consent.”

The chief said Combs was then instructed by officers to walk to the front of the patrol unit, and he refused. At that time, he reportedly pulled a
cigar containing synthetic marijuana from his pants pocket and threw it to the ground.

Combs fought officers as they attempted to escort him to the front of the patrol unit, according to the police report.

“Combs was trying to grab the officer’s arm in an attempt to keep from being arrested and run away,” Cropper said. “Officers were able to place him into custody after a brief struggle.”

A search of Combs’ person revealed a cigar pouch with a piece of paper containing what appeared to be synthetic marijuana and a cigar that had not been smoked in his rear pocket.

He was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. Once there, the chief said while Combs was inside a holding cell, he began to hit his head against the wall several times in an attempt to injure himself.

“When officers went to check on him, he told them that the next time he sees them he was going to have a gun ‘like ours’ and use it on them for putting him in jail,” he said.

Combs was later transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.