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Minden man arrested for disturbing the peace

by Minden Press-Herald

On June 16, a Minden police officer responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of South Middle Landing Street, accompanied by two other officers. Upon arrival, the officers observed Jerome Mitchell, 43, in the street using profane language and behaving violently. Mitchell was attempting to charge and fight his uncle, whom he had choked prior to the officers’ arrival.

The officers exited their patrol units, one armed with a department-issued less-lethal shotgun and another with a department-issued Taser. Mitchell was advised to back up and calm down, but he continued using profane language and threatening his uncle. When instructed to put his hands behind his back, Mitchell refused and began to walk away. An officer deployed his Taser, allowing them to handcuff Mitchell and place him under arrest.

During the arrest, Mitchell sustained a chin injury from the fall. Despite being advised of his rights per Miranda, he remained violent and profane. EMS was contacted but refused to transport Mitchell due to his continued aggression. Consequently, an officer transported him to Minden Medical Center ER.

At the hospital, Mitchell continued his disruptive behavior, using profane language loudly in front of staff and patients. Once cleared by the medical staff, he was transported to BDCC.

Jerome Mitchell has been charged with simple battery, two counts of disturbing the peace through language, and resisting an officer.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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