MPD arrests Texas man for gang activities

By Bonnie Culverhouse

An 18-year-old male, who was shot during an incident Sunday, December 5, has been arrested by Minden Police.

Latavian Thomas, of Tyler, Texas, is charged with criminal street gangs and patterns of criminal activity.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Thomas was shot in the lower extremities during the incident on Woods St. He was taken to Ochsner LSU Health Center with non life threatening injuries.

“Thomas had been sought after by law enforcement on felony warrants through MPD,” Cropper said. “We relayed this information to LSU, and Thomas was taken into custody.”

Cropper said Thomas refuses to cooperate with investigators in reference to his case.

He is being held at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on a $50,000 bond.

* Arrests are a matter of public record.

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