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School fight leads to 2 arrests

by Minden Press-Herald



Two Minden High School students were arrested after a fight over a phone number.

Damien Fisher, 17, of the 400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Minden, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 17, for disturbing the peace by fighting, battery of an officer and resisting with force or violence. Bond was set at $40,300.

Joshua Henderson, 17, of the 600 block of Pine Street, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 17, and charged with disturbing the peace by fighting.

Capt. Julie Harmon says the two boys and a female juvenile were taken into custody after they got into a fight at Minden High School.

“While on duty in the lunchroom a teacher brought Henderson and Fisher out of the gym, and she could tell they had been fighting,” she said of Sgt. Tokia Whiting, school resource officer.

Whiting reportedly took Henderson and the female juvenile to the school office while another teacher escorted Fisher.

Harmon says Whiting interviewed Henderson who told her Fisher had been trying to start a fight with him for the last few months over a girl’s phone number. Harmon says Henderson then told Whiting that Fisher hit him in the gym and an altercation ensued. Fisher did not dispute Henderson’s version of events, the captain said.

Once in the office, Fisher began resisting Whiting by pulling his arm away from her, she says, and told the officer he wasn’t going to jail. When he pulled his arm away from the officer, he reportedly made a closed fist in a fashion Whiting perceived, as he was about to hit her. That’s when she attempted to place him under arrest. He allegedly pushed Whiting in his attempt to get out of the office, and back up was called.

He reportedly continued to fight police as they placed him under arrest, Harmon said.

He and Henderson were transported to the Minden Police Department for booking and Fisher was later transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. Henderson was placed into a holding cell at the police station until he bonded out.

The juvenile was also transported to the Minden Police Department but was not charged in the incident. She was later released into the care of her grandmother, Harmon said.

Editor’s note: A mugshot for Joshua Henderson was not available as of press time.

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