Shreveport man in parish jail on weapons’ charges 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Shreveport man, who threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend is in police custody.

Calvin Pennywell, 45, of the 1600 block of Michel St., Shreveport, was arrested by Minden Police Monday and charged with illegal carrying of weapons, resisting an officer, resisting an officer with force or violence and possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies.

Chief Steve Cropper said Pennywell traveled to Hillside Apartments in Minden in the early hours of May 30.

“He had threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend earlier in the day,” Cropper said. “When Off. Logan Clingan and Ofc. Jason Lee arrived, they contacted Pennywell on the stairwell leading up to the female’s apartment. He refused to comply with officers’ commands to walk down the stairwell and keeping his hands visible.”

Pennywell reportedly reached behind his back where a firearm was later located. Further investigation revealed Pennywell is a convicted felon who was sentenced to two years’ hard labor for aggravated battery in Caddo Parish on March 14, 2017.

“Pennywell has a lengthy, violent, criminal history that includes accessory after the fact for first degree murder,” said the chief. “He was also found guilty of illegal carrying of weapons in the City of Shreveport on April 17, 1994.”

Pennywell reportedly engaged in a fight with officers when he was placed in a holding cell at Minden Police Department.

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