Minden Police arrest man on multiple drug, firearm charges

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Friday the thirteenth was unlucky for a local man who was arrested by Minden Police following a fight.

Tadazion Jackson, 25, of the 500 block of Penal Farm Rd., Minden, is charged with flight from an officer, illegal carrying of weapons (brass knuckles), driving without a license and possession of natural marijuana, hydrocodone, drug paraphernalia, a firearm by a convicted felon, a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances, and a firearm during an act of violence.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Sgt. Mitch Hackett, and patrol officers Logan Clingan and Kayla Little were dispatched to Pershing Street around 5 p.m. Friday in reference to a fight.

“While officers were en-route, dispatch advised them that a black male subject in a white shirt and blue and red shorts had left the scene in a grey Honda,” Cropper said. “The subject, later identified as Jackson, was headed down Lee Street. Dispatch also advised them that Jackson had a handgun in his waist band.”

As the vehicle in question neared Sheppard Street, Sgt. Hackett reportedly observed it and pulled in behind it, activating lights and sirens. The vehicle reportedly turned left and entered Sibley Road where it rolled to a stop.

“The front vehicle passenger, identified as Zytwone Robinson, opened the door and attempted to run,” said the chief. “Once Robinson realized Sgt. Hackett had him at gunpoint, he jumped back in the car.”

Cropper said when Off. Clingan arrived on the scene, Sgt. Hackett covered both subjects while Clingan secured them in handcuffs. Jackson allegedly gave consent to search the vehicle.

Officers reportedly discovered a Hi-point .380 handgun, natural marijuana, drug paraphernalia and hydrocodone. There was also more than $1,000 in cash in the vehicle.

“Jackson confessed that all the narcotics in the vehicle belonged to him, but he denied possession of the firearm,” Cropper said. “Robinson said that once Sgt. Hackett got behind them in his patrol car, Jackson pulled the firearm from his waist band and handed it to Robinson. Then, Jackson told Robinson to run when he stopped the vehicle.”

Cropper said Robinson stated he put the firearm under the passenger seat and denied possession of any narcotics in the vehicle.

According to witnesses, Jackson was carrying the firearm while in the act of the fight. Robinson was released.

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