Minden Police arrest man on battery charge

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Trying to slam the door on his girlfriend contributed to charges against a local man.

Keandre Dillard, 43, of the 700 block of Plum St., Minden, was arrested by Minden Police for felony domestic abuse battery.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Christopher Cayer was dispatched to the Plum Street address Saturday morning before noon.

“The complainant advised Dillard forced her out of their residence by throwing her out,” Cropper said. “When Ofc. Cayer arrived, he noticed the complainant outside the residence with signs that battery had occurred.”

Dillard, who was reportedly standing on the porch, asked to speak with the officer.

“Dillard said the complainant left the house around 8 p.m. Friday, and so he put her belongings outside,” said the chief. “He said she returned and kicked his door in. He said he was unaware it was her, so he slammed the door shut on her.”

The chief said the complainant had bloody injuries to her left middle finger and right pointer fingernail.

“The complainant said she returned to the residence to find her belongings outside. She forced entrance to recover some missing items,” Cropper said. “She claims Dillard grabbed her hair and began forcefully dragging her to the front door. As she struggled to get free, her jacket was ripped and her face was scratched against the door frame.”

Dillard was booked at the Minden Police Department and was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional. Center.

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