Altercation during voter registration leads to arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A community effort to register voters for the upcoming election was interrupted Sunday by a fight.

Aaron Demon Wright, 22, of the 1500 block of Shreveport Rd., Minden, was arrested by Minden Police for aggravated assault with a firearm.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said a victim and a relative appeared at the Minden Police Department around 6 p.m. October 2 to report an incident that occurred at a local park earlier that evening.

“The complainant was attending a voter registration event when the suspect drove up in his Camaro, parked and exited, attacking the complainant,” Cropper said. “A fight ensued and witnesses reported that Wright brandished a handgun from the center of his waistline and pointed it at the complainant.”

No shots were fired and Wright reportedly returned to his vehicle, left the scene but returned several times “as if taunting the victim.”

Cropper said Officer Jared McIver went to the Bayou Street apartments off Shreveport Road and knocked on the door.

“Wright answered the door and was immediately taken into custody without incident,” said the chief. “His 9 mm was on a table in the living room and was entered into evidence.”

With the help of Lt. Chris Hammontree and Off. Kayla Little, Wright was booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

“Wright denied using the firearm but admitted to the altercation,” Cropper said.

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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