Man arrested for sleeping in wrong house

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A local man has been arrested by Minden Police after falling asleep in a house belonging to someone else.

Rochaun Thomas, 56, of the 1000 block of Talton St., Minden, was arrested by MPD for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, criminal trespassing, possession of a Legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Chief Jared McIver said Sgt. Chris Cayer was finishing a call for service on Talton Street Sunday around 7 a.m., when he was approached by a man in reference to someone sleeping in a residence the complainant was hired to clean.

“The man who approached the officer said he had gone to a Talton Street residence to clean and noticed the carport door had been forced open,” McIver said. “Sgt. Cayer entered the residence and found a man, later identified as Thomas, sleeping in the living room.”

Thomas reportedly had a fanny pack with him.

“A search revealed Amoxicillin, razor blades, nails and a glass tube used as a crack pipe with suspected substance reside inside,” said the chief.

Overseer of the property reportedly told police that Thomas lived there at one time but was legally evicted through court proceedings on May 12.

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