Sibling squabble leads to arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Adult sibling rivalry was taken a bit too far, resulting in the arrest of a local man by Minden Police.

Calvin Theus, 38, of the 200 block of Good Ave., Minden, is charged with simple assault and possession of crystal methamphetamine.

Chief Steve Cropper said Sgt. Jason Smith, Ofc. Jason Lee and Ofc. Anthony Miller were dispatched to the Good Avenue residence Monday afternoon.

“The complainant – Theus’ sister – was visiting for Christmas, staying with her mother and brother,” Cropper said. “She told officers Theus was acting erratically, staying up all night and having conversations with himself in his room.”

The siblings engaged in a verbal altercation, when Theus reportedly became angry because his sister purchased Christmas gifts.

“Theus told his sister he would ‘kick (her) in the face,’” said the chief. “When she told him she was calling the police, Theus told her he didn’t care.”

The sister told officers she was in “reasonable apprehension of receiving battery,” and felt her brother was taking drugs.

During a search incident to arrest, a clear plastic baggy containing .5 grams of a crystal substance suspected as methamphetamine was discovered, resulting in Theus’ arrest.

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