Traffic violations lead to arrests

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Two local men are in jail on multiple drug, alcohol and firearms charges, following early morning arrests Sunday.

Kentrevion Dontrevez Rogers, 22, of the 500 block of Verdis, Minden, was arrested for failure to signal turn, driving under suspension, open container and as a felon in possession of a firearm.

Joseph Danielle Fullwood, 41 of the 700 block of Yale St., Minden, was arrested for possession of marijuana, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, having a firearm with controlled dangerous substances, 2 counts of resisting an officer and criminal damage to property.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said the men were in a 2006 Jeep that was illegally parked on Jackson Street.

“Lt. Chris Hammontree said the vehicle pulled off and failed to signal a right turn onto Pershing Street. Then the driver turned left onto Cherry Street where the officer initiated a traffic stop,” Cropper said. “The driver, identified as Rogers, told the officer his driver’s license was suspended. There was an open bottle of beer in the cup holder.”

Rogers reportedly handed officers the beer and took responsibility for it.

Cropper said Fullwood was a passenger in the vehicle and told the officer his last name was Tank. At that time, Ofc. Jason Lee, Sgt. Jason Smith and Lt. Chris McClaran arrived at the scene.

“Fullwood exited the vehicle with a backpack and fled on foot,” said the chief. “Officers chased him as he dropped items out of backpack, including 2.09 grams of crack cocaine, 17.56 grams of natural marijuana and a digital scale.”

During pursuit, Fullwood allegedly broke a fence, and the property owner is pursuing charges.

“K9 officer Tigo performed an open air sniff of the vehicle and showed odor response for the presence of narcotics,” Cropper said. “During a search of the vehicle, officers located an open container in the backseat where a female passenger sat. She seemed highly intoxicated.

“In the roof support, located in the center of the vehicle, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun,” the chief continued. “None of the occupants knew who the firearm belonged to.”

Rogers is reportedly a multi-time convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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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