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Man pulls gun on landlord, arrested

by Minden Press-Herald



A man reportedly evicted from a residence was arrested when he reportedly pulled a gun, aiming it at the landlord.

Capt. Julie Harmon says William Riley Holiday, 51, of the 500 block of Searles Street, was arrested Monday, May 30, for aggravated assault with a firearm and criminal trespassing.

“Holiday was upset because he’d been evicted from the house on Searles Street and he pulled a gun on John Shelton,” she said.

The incident occurred at Front and Midland Streets, she says, and Shelton filed a complaint with police.

When he spoke with police, Shelton told officers the house was uninhabitable and when he told Holiday to leave, he refused, according to the police report.

Police then went to the Searles Street address and made contact with him on the front porch. At that time, officers discovered a loaded .380 caliber handgun in his pocket. The weapon was retrieved and Holiday was placed under arrest.

He was then transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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