Police arrest man for abuse by strangulation

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A call to Minden Police in the early hours Tuesday morning, led to the arrest of a Minden man.

Tydius Javeon Williams, 24, of the 800 block of Fincher Road, was arrested for domestic abuse battery by strangulation.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Officer Jason Lee responded to a third party call concerning a domestic disturbance.

“As the officer was looking for the apartment, he observed a small group of people standing near the front of another apartment,” Cropper said. “Off. Lee exited his patrol unit and was approached by the complainant, who said her daughter had been physically abused by Williams. Then she pointed out Williams to the patrol officer.”

According to reports, when Lee approached the subject, Williams became “very emotional” and began moving away.

“Williams started crying and trying to fall to the ground,” said the chief. “Lt. Chris McClaran and Off. Lee escorted Williams to the front of the patrol unit in an attempt to interview him. Williams failed to give a statement and began tensing his arms, so he was placed in the back of the patrol unit.”

The victim and Williams reportedly were arguing about an ongoing court situation for a separate incident. According to the victim, Williams was yelling at her. Williams also reportedly left the residence and when he returned, he sat on the porch for a while before following the victim inside the residence “talking to himself” in the living room and “making a lot of noise.”

“The victim advised Williams their one-year-old child was sleeping, and she told officers she then went outside to avoid a physical altercation because there had been others in the past,” Cropper said. “Williams followed her outside to the sidewalk and pushed her. She continued to walk toward the center section of the apartments. Williams grabbed her clothing and began choking her with the collar.”

The victim reportedly began losing oxygen and fell to the ground. Two unidentified apartment residents reportedly observed the incident and intervened.

“The victim stated the two civilians pulled Williams off her and began striking him, saying that he should not ‘do women that way,’” Cropper said.

Williams was read his rights, arrested and placed in a holding cell at Minden Police Department before being transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.