MPD arrests angry man for picking fight

By Bonnie Culverhouse

An altercation between two local men resulted in the arrest of one of them.

LaDarrien Javonte Wallace, 34, of the 400 block of McIntyre St., Minden, was taken into custody by Minden Police for simple battery, reckless operation, resisting an officer and two active bench warrants – one for disturbing the peace and one for resisting an officer.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Off. Kayla Little was dispatched to the 100 block of Abney St. in the early hours Monday in response to a complaint of a disturbance.

“Off. Little made contact with the complainant who explained LaDarrien Wallace was at his house for a birthday gathering,” Cropper said. “He said Wallace was drinking and became angered about a conversation he had with another individual several years ago.”

The chief said when the complainant would not participate in a conversation with him, Wallace became more angry.

“His anger increased when he was asked to leave,” said Cropper. “He refused to leave and grabbed the complainant, threw him to the ground and started choking him.”

The complainant reportedly could not get free from Wallace because of the difference in size.

“The fight broke up after the police were called, and Wallace left the scene before we arrived,” Cropper said. “He was located at the McIntyre Street address. He saw officers and turned around, attempting to flee the scene.”

Lt. Chris Hammontree and Sgt. Mitch Hackett reportedly aided Off. Little in stopping Wallace on Bayou Avenue.

“He refused to give them his name and resisted officers while they were trying to escort him to the unit,” Cropper said.

He was booked at Minden Police Department.

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