Three were arrested on warrants for home invasion after they reportedly forced their way into a home during a physical altercation.
Menard Shine, 36, aka “Poo Man,” of the 1400 block of Shreveport Road, was arrested Friday, Jan. 29, on one warrant for home invasion, one warrant for conspiracy to commit home invasion, felony possession of Schedule I CDS (marijuana), possession of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Office of Probation and Parole also placed a hold on him. Bond was set at $85,700.
Dana Joseph Michael, 36, of the 200 block of Pearl Street, turned himself in to police on warrants for home invasion and conspiracy to
commit home invasion. Bond was set at $60,000.
Daniel Madison Merritt, 19, of the 100 block of Milton Drive, was arrested on warrants for home invasion and conspiracy to commit home invasion. Bond was set at $60,000.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says the incident for which the warrants were issued occurred around 9:40 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, when a physical altercation occurred between a fourth person and one of the three aforementioned men.
“They went to this person’s residence with a baseball bat, knocked on the door, and the fourth person would not let them into the house,” he said. “They forced their way into the house. We gathered enough information that we obtained warrants on Merritt and Michael for home invasion and conspiracy to commit home invasion.”
Shine was arrested following a traffic stop on Shreveport Road, according to the police report. Shine was placed under arrest on the two warrants, and reports indicate Shine gave permission for officers to search his vehicle.
During the search, a baggie containing approximately 22 grams of suspected methamphetamine, along with one bag of suspected marijuana and several small baggies reportedly for packaging methamphetamine, were discovered. A set of scales and numerous syringes were also discovered, police say.
The reported methamphetamine has a street value of about $2,200, and the suspected marijuana had a street value of about $10, police say.
Shine was transported to police headquarters for booking and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.
Merritt was arrested at a Fourth Street residence, transported to police headquarters for booking and he, along with Michael, were later transferred to BDCC.