Police arrest man for attacking woman with meat cleaver

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Minden man has been arrested for attacking a woman.

Allan J. Combs, 66, of the 400 block of Walter Lyons Rd., was taken into custody by Minden Police and charged with aggravated second degree battery.

Chief Steve Cropper said OFC. Chris Cayer and Off. Clingan were dispatched to the Walter Lyons Road residence in reference to a disturbance.

“A female subject approached officers with an injury to her head,” Cropper said. “She told them that Combs had struck her head and attempted to cause further harm to her due to an argument.”

The female complainant reportedly told officers she armed herself with a meat cleaver, a filet knife and a butter knife in self defense.

“Combs removed these items from her hands and struck her with the meat cleaver to the left side of her face,” Cropper said. “She was transported to Minden Medical Center by Pafford EMS.”

Cropper said Combs was arrested and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. The meat cleaver, filet and butter knives were collected as evidence.