TTS member No. 19 arrested by Minden Police

By Bonnie Culverhouse

The arrest of Tyler Thornton brings the number of alleged TTS gang members incarcerated to 19.

Minden Police officers Ofc. Reece Tewell, Sgt. Jeremy Sitter and Off. Lita Hopkins took Thornton into custody Sunday evening at a Hillside Lane, Minden address. The 19-year-old is charged with criminal street gangs and patterns of criminal street gangs.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said there are six warrants left to serve.

“We still have some warrants to be served,” Cropper said. “They will be charged, according to Title 15, with criminal street gangs and patterns of criminal street gang activity.”

Cropper said a FBI task force, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Probation and Parole, United States Marshal’s Service and Bienville Parish assisted in the initial arrests.

Cropper said for the past several months, detectives have been documenting and photographing everything about TTS (Train To Step) gang members.

(Editor’s note: In this case “Step” is slang for approaching someone with the intention of violence, either to fight or shoot.)

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