Battery incident in presence of child solved with arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A battery incident from late December ended in the arrest of a Minden man last week.

Corinso Von Derick Franklin, 34, of the 600 block of Bradford Street, Minden, was arrested by Minden Police and charged on a warrant for domestic abuse battery with strangulation and child endangerment.

Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said the original incident took place at the Bradford Street residence causing a female complainant to contact his department.

“Lt. Brandon Curry went to the residence the evening of December 27 and talked with the alleged victim,” McIver said. “She told the officer she approached Franklin and accused him of removing her cigarettes from the counter. He became angry and grabbed her by the neck, forcing her inside the bedroom where he continued to batter her.”

The complainant’s daughter – no age available – reportedly heard the commotion and entered the bedroom to investigate.

“Franklin continued to batter the female with the child present,” said the chief. “He then left the residence. The officer said he noticed wounds and marks on the victim that were consistent with someone being choked or strangled.”

McIver said that at first the victim said she did not wish to press charges, however, the officer told her that due to the nature of the incident and her injuries, he would be procuring arrest warrants for Franklin. Also, a Louisiana Victim Notice and Registration form was completed.

Last Tuesday, while Lt. Curry was refueling his patrol unit, he observed Franklin and a local service station/restaurant. The officer took Franklin into custody without incident.

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