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Officers injured while making arrest

by Minden Press-Herald

Two Minden officers were injured while trying to make an arrest after they received a call of suspicious persons.





Jeremy Dewayne Hampton, 27, of the 700 block of West Street, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 22, and charged with three counts of resisting an officer with force or violence, possession of Schedule I CDS (synthetic cannabis) third offense and a probation and parole hold.

Christopher Hunt, 22, of the 500 block of W. Marshall, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

Minden police chief Steve Cropper says they received a call in reference to two suspicious males in the neighborhood. Sgt. Ryan Barnette arrived at the scene, located two individuals, both identified as Hampton and Hunt.

“He asked both of them to put their hands on the hood of the car so they could pat them down for officers’ safety,” he said. “Both men complied, and at that point Mr. Hampton attempted to flee on foot. Sgt. Barnette was holding his shirt when he tried to run. When Mr. Hampton realized he wasn’t going anywhere, he began fighting Sgt. Barnette in an attempt to get away.”

Sgt. Ben Allen and Captain Marvin Garrett arrived at the scene to assist, and Hampton began fighting with them as well, according to the police report.

Cropper says Barnette was kicked during the altercation, and both Barnette and Allen received cuts and bruises.

“Once they got him under control, they did a pat down of him, and found schedule I marijuana on him,” he said. “He had two prior convictions on him, which makes it a felony offense. He was on probation and parole and that was the reason he gave them for fighting. He didn’t want to go back to jail.”

During the altercation with Hampton, Cropper says Hunt stayed where he was told, and was placed under arrest on the warrant for failure to appear on a suspended license charge.

Both subjects were transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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