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Minden man arrested, accused of domestic abuse

by Minden Press-Herald


A Minden man was arrested on a warrant for domestic abuse battery, but he didn’t go easily.

Sylvester Thomas Coleman Jr., 22, of the 400 block of Fort Street, was arrested Saturday, July 4, and arrested on a warrant for domestic abuse battery and charged with resisting an officer by force or violence. Bond was set at $10,000.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says they’ve been looking for Coleman on the warrant for a while.

“Officers got information as to where he was, and when they got there, he was hiding under a cabinet underneath the kitchen sink,” he said. “They were trying to get him into the car, and that’s when he resisted.”

According to reports, Coleman was taken into custody without incident, but when they tried to put him into the patrol unit, he kicked one officer numerous times. They were able to get him in the patrol unit where he was transported to the Minden Police Station for booking.

Cropper says the warrant stemmed from an altercation between Coleman and his girlfriend where he punched her in the face, arm, and other places. She filed the report on June 20, he says.

“She came to the police department and stated they’d been in an argument,” Cropper said. “Coleman had punched her in the face, arm, leg and all over. She had a black eye and limping on her right leg when she came to the police department.”

Coleman was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

Arresting officers were Sgt. Chris McClaran, Officer First Class Shawn Jenkins and were assisted by Officer First Class Clint Smith, Officer Jamie Franklin and Lt. Spencer Tippen.

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