Two arrested fleeing Minden Police 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A high-speed chase through Minden ended in the arrests of two men – one a local resident.

Harley Cannon Wade, 18, of Ashdown Ark. was arrested by Minden Police for aggravated flight, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and modified exhaust.

Nickolus Brown, 20, of the 700 block of Madison Ave., Minden, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and two counts of resisting by flight.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Wade was driving the vehicle, when OFC. Jared McIver attempted a traffic stop for violation of a modified exhaust.

“We had received numerous speeding complaints about this vehicle from citizens,” Cropper said. “When the officer activated his blue lights, Wade accelerated, reaching speeds nearly 100 miles per hour. It continued down several streets, reaching dangerous speeds, until the vehicle stopped in front of the Madison Ave. address.”

Cropper said Nickolus Brown exited the passenger side of the vehicle and fled on foot, while Wade was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

“Lt. Chris Hammontree and OFC. Logan Clingan located Brown,” said the chief. “They gave him a lawful command to get on the ground. He disobeyed and fled a second time.”

Brown was reportedly apprehended soon after.

“Lt. Hammontree inventoried the vehicle and located a small bag of suspected methamphetamine behind the rear seat,” Cropper said. “Both men were booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. Wade did not have a prior criminal history, but Brown does, including third degree felony charges in neighboring states.”

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