Shreveport man brings stolen gun to town

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A convicted felon with a stolen firearm was arrested by Minden Police earlier this week.

Ramone J Phipps, 29, of the 1800 block of Grove St., Shreveport, is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, battery of a dating partner, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and obstruction of justice.
Police Chief Steve Cropper said his officers received a call to the Dixie Mart on Sibley Road concerning a disturbance, but the call was canceled before they arrived as the involved parties had left the scene.

“They were then dispatched to the 500 block of Chestnut St. to speak with the female victim of that disturbance at the Dixie Mart,” Cropper said. “When they arrived, officers Jason Lee, Kendale Booker and St. Chris Hammontree spoke with the female who told them she and her child’s father, Ramone Phipps were at the Dixie Mart.”

The chief added that Phipps and the female are dating but do not reside at the same address.

“Phipps wanted to take her car to Shreveport, and she wouldn’t let him,” Cropper continued. “Phipps became enraged and produced a .9MM handgun with an extended magazine and placed it against her head, causing her to fear for her life.”

During the incident Phipps is alleged to have pushed the victim by her throat. She reportedly filed charges against him, and officers located Phipps almost an hour later at the Chevron station across from the Dixie Mart.

“Phipps told officers he had thrown the gun down the road and he did not know where,” the chief said. “A nearby female told them Phipps had placed something in her vehicle and gave her consent to search.”

Officers reportedly located a .9MM Hipoint handgun with an extended magazine hidden under the back seat. According to reports, post Miranda, Phipps admitted the handgun was his.

Phipps is a multi-time felon, and the firearm was reportedly stolen from a location in Shreveport.