Minden man allegedly strikes another with brass knuckles

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A local man is in jail after using brass knuckles to strike another man in the head.

Tyrone L. Ford, 38, of Shreveport Rd., Minden, was arrested Friday morning by Minden Police. He is charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery, resisting an officer with force and criminal damage to property.

Chief Steve Cropper said Ford allegedly was armed with brass knuckles with a fixed blade attachment when he struck the victim.

“Ford hit the victim in his left temple, and Lt. Christopher McClaren noticed obvious swelling around that area,” Cropper said. “He was complaining of extreme pain about his head, so he was transported to Minden Medical Center in a private vehicle.”

The chief went on to say a witness stated he observed someone attacking the victim.

“The same witness also said he saw Ford with the brass knuckles,” Cropper said. “Officers looked for the brass knuckles but were unable to find them, and Ford wouldn’t tell them where they were.”

When McClaren, along with officers first class Anthony Miller and Jason Lee arrested him, Ford began screaming, saying he wanted to kill (the victim).

“He thrashed his body around violently,” Cropper said. “Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies assisted and deployed a Taser in an attempt to gain compliance,” said the chief. “The attempt was unsuccessful and Ford continued to violently resist.”

According to the report, even though cuffed and shackled, Ford managed to kick and damage the rear left door of the patrol unit.

He was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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