Sleeping woman awakens to arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A West Monroe woman had a rude awakening last weekend when the vehicle in which she was sleeping was detained by local police.

Tyeece Gore, 34, of the 1900 block of Hwy. 557, West Monroe, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug, resisting an officer and a fugitive from an outside agency.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Chris Cayer was patrolling Broadway near the intersection of Sibley Road around 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2 when he noticed a GMC Suburban driving at a low rate of speed up the hill.

“The officer initiated his lights, and the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of a nail salon,” Cropper said. “He made contact with the driver who identified the female as Sarah Pinkley. Off. Jared McIver arrived on the scene and the driver was asked to step out of the car.”

Cayer reportedly awakened the female passenger who said her name was Samantha Smith.

“They were placed under arrest for resisting an officer by supplying a false name,” said the chief. “The female finally admitted her name as Tyeece Gore. Dispatch confirmed Gore has active warrants through Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s office.”

Prior to stepping into a cell at Minden Police Department, Gore admitted she had a small liquor bottle and a pill bottle on her person.

The pill bottle reportedly contained 2 yellow IG283 pills, 2 orange 022 pills, suspected methamphetamine, an unidentified orange powder and a baggie containing an unidentified strip.

Gore was charged and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named 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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