By Bonnie Culverhouse
Following a tip on a man who may have been helping alleged murderer Cedric Stephens led Minden Police to arrest Ketric Frazier, of the 1400 block of Whispering Pines Thursday.
According to Chief Jared McIver, Minden PD, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security and the Ward 1 Marshall executed a search warrant at the Whispering Pines address.
“We were looking for Ketric ‘Capone’ Frazier and Darien ‘Quan’ Reed who were wanted out of Sibley for aggravated second degree battery,” McIver said. “Quan, who was not there, is rumored to be helping Cedric Stephens who is wanted for second degree murder of Daniel Madison Merritt.”
Frazier was arrested for the active warrant and had no other pending charges.
Detectives reportedly located a “small amount” of marijuana in the garage, and McIver said, “So we got a secondary warrant to search the house for drugs and guns because he is a convicted felon, and we were told he had a firearm in the house.”
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