MPD arrests local man for taking cell phones

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A local man is in Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center after robbing another of his cell phones.

Bruce Bernard Jones, 48, of the 600 block of Leary St., Minden, was arrested by Minden Police for second degree robbery.

Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Anthony Miller responded to a Roosevelt Street address in reference to a physical altercation.

“When he arrived, the officer talked with the complainant who had been bleeding,” Cropper said. “He told the officer he had caught a ride to a Shreveport Road gas station where Jones started a physical altercation with him.”

Jones reportedly struck the complainant with a closed fist several times, knocking out a front tooth, then “body slammed” him on the ground.

“While the victim was on the ground, Jones physically went into his front pocket and took two phones from him,” said the chief. “He was taken to Minden Medical Center per his request.”

With the aid of Sgt. Jason Smith and Ofc. Jason Lee, Jones was arrested, transported to MPD for booking and later to BDCC due to the nature of his charges.

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