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Pawned jewelry leads to arrest

by Minden Press-Herald


A woman who reportedly barricaded herself in her home and threatened to kill herself was taken into custody without incident and arrested on a warrant for felony theft.

Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tammy Denise Lair, 42, of the 2000 block of Highway 371 in Minden on a warrant for the charge of felony theft.

Maj. Dustin Reynolds says the warrant stems from the alleged theft of jewelry and other items from two local residences, one in June and one in the last week of August.

“She was associated with them in some way,” he said. “The jewelry was sold at a pawn shop in Bossier.”

Deputies say they went to the residence to serve the warrant, and upon arrival, Lair’s husband arrived on scene and went into the residence. According to the report, she was overheard threatening bodily harm to herself and barricaded herself inside the bathroom with a handgun.

“We negotiated with her and she finally put the gun down and was arrested,” he said.

She was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

Reynolds says the case is still under investigation and other charges are pending in the case.
Bond was set at $75,000.

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