Tuesday the seventeenth unlucky for Minden man

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Friday the thirteenth was lucky for a local man, but Tuesday the seventeenth was not.

Zytwone Robinson, 18, of the 1200 block of Fulton St., Minden, was released by Minden Police Friday when he was in the vehicle with a friend who was arrested for drugs and firearms.

Robinson was arrested by police Tuesday for resisting an officer by flight and unauthorized entry.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Reece Tewell responded to the 500 block of Marion Street around 10:30 a.m. for reports of a subject inside the resident.

“This subject was not allowed inside,” Cropper aid. “Ofc. Tewell spoke with a juvenile who stated she was asleep and awakened by her brother yelling at Robinson to get out of the house.”

After the juvenile and a witness described Robinson and his clothing, the officer reportedly saw a man fitting that description exiting a residence across the street.

“That person was identified as Robinson,” said the chief. “When Tewell spotted him – and Robinson realized it – he got on a bicycle and took off  between Stone and Evans streets. Tewell followed in his patrol car and located Robinson behind a residence on Marion Street.”

At that point, Robinson reportedly ditched the bicycle and took off on foot.

“Tewell announced that he was police and to stop several times, but Robinson kept running,” Cropper said “Tewell observed him jump a fence, and when the officer reached the corner of the fence and announced he was armed, Robinson gave up.”

Once Robinson was on the ground, Off. Lita Hopkins handcuffed him before returning to the Marion Street address and speaking to witnesses. They reportedly asked to press charges against Robinson.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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