A reported theft in progress led to weapons charges for a Minden man.
Deyaun Montgomery, 25, of the 300 block of Weston Street, was arrested Monday, March 28, for illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal carrying of weapons.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says Officer First Class Jesse Cutrer, Officer Josh Lavrinc and Sgt. Joel Kendrick were dispatched to the Weston Street address in reference to a theft in progress at roughly 10:30 a.m.
“Officers received a description of the suspect,” he said. “Cutrer and Lavrinc spotted a person that fit the description and clothing of the suspect near the 400 block of Winford Street.”
The suspect was described as wearing a white shirt, gray pants and was carrying a backpack. When Cutrer and Lavrinc made contact with the suspect, he identified himself as Montgomery.
“When he was first identified, he didn’t have it with him and officers asked him the whereabouts of the backpack,” he said. “He stated he threw it while walking away.”
The backpack was located underneath the Winford Street residence, and inside two empty packages of suspected synthetic marijuana, a box of clear baggies, a digital scale and a RG 22 LR black revolver were discovered.
A background check revealed that Montgomery is a convicted felon, the chief said. At that time, he was placed under arrest.
The chief says Montgomery was not charged with theft.
He was transported to police headquarters for booking and transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.