Man’s temper leads to arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A two-day rant has landed a local man in jail on serious charges.

Brian L. Sims, 53, of the 300 block of Ellis Dr., Minden, was arrested by Minden Police for domestic abuse battery and simple criminal damage to property.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Lt. Chris Hammontree, Off. Kayla Little, Off. Logan Clingan and Sgt. Mitch Hackett were dispatched in reference to a disturbance.

“We received a call from a woman’s daughter, who was contacted by a concerned neighbor,” Cropper said. “The neighbor reported hearing screams and things being thrown.”

When officers arrived, they reportedly found the inside of the house in disarray with broken tables and severe damage from the weekend until Monday.

“Sims was located outside in the backyard,” Cropper said. “He was still angry about everything that transpired. The female victim said this was an ongoing issue with Sims, and it becomes worse when he’s on drugs.”

Sims was allegedly taking some form of narcotic prior to the most recent rant. Cropper said another shift of officers had responded to the same residence with the same two individuals over the weekend.

“The female said Sims stole her purse, but no arrest was made,” said the chief. “Lt. Hammontree and K9 officer Tigo searched the house and backyard. Nothing was recovered, but some of the other officers located several items that validated Sims’ drug use Monday morning.”

Sims was booked at Minden Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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