By Bonnie Culverhouse
Minden Police have arrested three men in connection with the shots-fired incident last Tuesday.
Jocquez Lamun Lott, 21, of the 800 block of Fincher Road, is charged with illegal use of a weapon.
Collin Harris, 20, of the 400 block of W. Todd, Minden, was arrested for illegal use of a weapon and criminal conspiracy to commit illegal use of a weapon.
The last man – suspected to be the shooter – is Timothy Jackson Jr., 23, of the 200 block of Methodist Camp Rd., Minden. He is charged with illegal use of weapons and conspiracy to commit illegal use of a weapon.
Chief Steve Cropper said the day of the incident (Tuesday, Nov. 29), witnesses observed a 2005 Pontiac enter a Peach Street driveway.
“Three people exited the vehicle and ran,” Cropper said. “We found out who the vehicle owner was and picked him up (Wednesday).”
Cropper said the vehicle belonged to Lott.
“During questioning, Lott admitted it was his car and he was driving it and he identified the others in the vehicle,” said the chief. “He was arrested and charged with illegal use of a weapon.”
Lott told detectives that Collin Harris was one of the passengers in his vehicle.
“Collin Harris was arrested early Thursday,” Cropper said. “He turned himself in.”
Jackson was taken into custody around 3 p.m. Thursday when he also surrendered at the police station.
Cropper said the incident reportedly stems from an alleged altercation at the W. Todd location.
“There was an argument and that’s what all this shooting was from,” said the chief.
Officers reportedly observed an AR-15 rifle in the rear of Lott’s vehicle, along with several spent casings.
“Collin Harris also had a handgun on him, but the casings found inside the vehicle did not match it,” Cropper said.
Gene Kemp, 28, and 33-year-old Serderrick Harris, who were arrested in the vicinity Tuesday were not connected to the shots-fired incident. However, Cropper said Harris reportedly ran from officers because he had 8 outstanding arrest warrants.
“Officers saw him run after the shots were fired, but that’s not the reason he was running,” said the chief.
After the fact, he was charged with home invasion, possession of Ecstasy, marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and obstruction of justice. Harris also damaged the residence in which he was hiding from officers, so he is charged with simple criminal damage to property and resisting officers by force.
“The sheriff’s department recognized Kemp and pursued him,” Cropper said. “It turned out he had a bag of marijuana in his pocket and that’s why he ran.”
Lott’s bond has not been set. Bonds for Harris and Jackson total $35,000 each. They are housed at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.
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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