Local woman leads police on chase

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Running a stop sign ended badly for a local woman last week as she led police on a chase ending in her arrest on serious charges.

Monica L. Daniels, 43, of the 300 block of Gilbert St., Minden, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Minden Police and charged with aggravated flight, battery on a police officer and 2 counts of possession of marijuana.

Chief Steve Cropper said Off. Logan Clingan attempted to stop Daniels at the corner of Homer Road and Gladney Street where he was met by Off. Kayla Little.

“Off. Clingan asked Daniels for her information, and she exhibited strange behavior while searching for her registration,” Cropper said. “When she couldn’t find it, the officer asked her to step out of the vehicle.”

Daniels reportedly became uncooperative, so Clingan and Little began to give her loud verbal commands to exit her vehicle.

“She then cranked the vehicle, rolled up her window and began to slowly drive off with Off. Little’s arm inside the vehicle,” said the chief. “Off. Little tried to unlock the car door from the inside. Off. Clingan broke the window to free Little’s arm, and Daniels sped off in her vehicle.”

Officers in several patrol cars reportedly pursued Daniels until her vehicle ran out of fuel on Blue Run Road and then rushed her vehicle, giving her commands to exit.

“Daniels would not comply until Sgt. Mitch Hackett, who was also on scene, brandished his taser and told her to exit one last time,” Cropper said. “She then complied and was placed in handcuffs.”

Daniels was booked at MPD on the above charges and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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