Taking up residence lands one in jail 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A man can now list his address as Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center after making himself “at home” in a residence where he did not live.

Nathaniel Paul Haney, 46, no address listed, was arrested by Minden Police for unauthorized entry and altered/switched tags.

Chief Steve Cropper said Off. Logan Clingan was dispatched to the 100 block of Robertson Drive just before noon Sunday, to follow up on a complaint.

“A female subject who lived at that address told the officer that an ‘unwanted person,’ later identified as Haney, was inside sitting on the couch,” Cropper said. “She stated he gained entry through an open back door without her permission.”

When the officer asked Haney to exit the home, he reportedly complied.

“When Off. Clingan asked for identification, Haney said he did not have any,” said the chief. “The officer arrested him for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

“Haney stated the vehicle he was driving belonged to him,” Cropper continued. “After further investigation, it was discovered the vehicle had switched tags.”

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