K-9 Tigo aids in arrest of local man 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A trespassing call to Minden Police landed a local man in jail with the help of K-9 Tigo.

Terrance L. Lyons, 29, of the 1300 block of Sheppard St., Minden, was arrested as a felon in possession of a firearm, remaining after forbidden, resisting an officer and 2 active bench warrants.

Chief Steve Cropper said Lt. Chris Hammontree, Sgt. Mitch Hackett and K-9 Officer Tigo were dispatched to a Carolina Street address around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

“The officers knew Lyons and his brother were previously banned from that property where they were suspected of selling drugs,” Cropper said. “They also knew Lyons had active warrants.”

Cropper said when Hackett arrived at the front door, Hammontree noted 3 suspects fleeing out of the back of the apartment.

“The officer knew one of them was Terrance Lyons,” said the chief. “Lt. Hammontree cut Terrance off at the trail that comes out by a convenience store on Talton St. Terrance fled behind it and across East Street.”

Hammontree reportedly chased Lyons in his patrol car, giving K-9 warnings over his unit’s public address system.

“Terrance got in a vehicle, trying to hide from officers,” Cropper said. “Lt. Hammontree challenged Terrance with K-9 Tigo, and he surrendered.”

Tigo reportedly conducted an article search of Lyons’ route and located a loaded Glock handgun under an air conditioning unit behind the convenience store.

“Terrance passed that unit as he was running from officers,” Cropper said. “Lt. Hammontree has dealt with Lyons on several occasions and knew he is a multi-time convicted felon.”

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