ER worker calls police on man

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Working security at Minden Medical Center netted Minden Police an armed subject.

Lt. Chris Hammontree reportedly arrested Corderrio DeWayne Carter, 32, of the 200 block of Miller St. for illegal carrying of a weapon and carrying a firearm in a firearm free zone.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Lt. Hammontree was contacted by a check-in worker in the Emergency Room of the hospital when Carter reportedly became irate with her.

“She told Lt. Hammontree that the man was talking about killing someone,” Cropper said.

The employee then reportedly described the man to Hammontree who contacted MPD headquarters with a BOLO (Be On the Look Out).

“Off. Reese Tewell found the subject walking on Monroe St. near Pearl,” said the chief. “The officer asked Carter to step in front of the patrol unit where he was frisked. Then the officer asked if there was anything in Carter’s backpack, and Carter said a gun.”

Off. Tewell reportedly located a Taurus G2c .9MM and a gram of natural Marijuana in the backpack.

“When Carter was asked if he’d had the handgun with him all night, he said yes and that he takes it everywhere with him,” Cropper said. “So, Carter had the gun within 1000 feet of Minden High School, which is a firearm free zone.”

Carter was later transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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