By Bonnie Culverhouse
Refusal to communicate and cooperate landed a Minden man in jail.
Dakota Holloway, 23, of the 200 block of Ellis Drive, was arrested by Minden Police on four counts of resisting an officer by force or violence.
According to Chief Steve Cropper, OFC. Chris Cayer, Off. Clingan and Lt. Brandon Curry were dispatched to the Ellis Drive residence where he attempted to make contact with Holloway, who was standing in the front yard.
“OFC. Cayer said he tried to talk with Holloway, but he refused to give his name or date of birth,” Cropper said. “In fact, he refused to communicate at all.”
A female complainant at the residence reportedly told the officer Holloway’s name.
“She said Holloway was not allowed in the residence, and that she had informed Holloway of that prior to the officer’s arrival,” said the chief. “She said Holloway was making profane statements to her, and the officer noted that Holloway was acting ‘extremely bizarre.’”
While the female subject was telling officers what had occurred, Holloway reportedly approached them in a threatening manner, using profanity.
“The officer asked Holloway again for his date of birth several times, and he refused,” Cropper said. “When he gave Holloway a loud verbal command to walk to his patrol unit so he could conduct a pat down for officer safety, Holloway placed his hands in his pockets and would not remove them.”
Cropper said after a brief struggle, Hollway was placed into custody.
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