By Bonnie Culverhouse
A former trustee for Minden Police Department, found himself back at MPD Sunday but for a different reason.
Charles Deon Miller, 41, of the 700 block of East St., Minden, was arrested by Minden Police for simple burglary and possession of crystal meth.
Chief Jared McIver said at approximately 3 a.m. June 11, Miller entered a residence in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Jr., Drive, by crawling through a window.
“He proceeded to burglarize the residence, taking several items,” McIver said. “At approximately 9 a.m., the complainant contacted MPD to report the crime.”
Sgt. Mitch Hackett and Lt. Chris McClaran reportedly recognized Miller on video surveillance of the burglary.
“They immediately recognized Miller because he served as a trustee for MPD for a number of years while he was incarcerated at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center (BDCC),” said the chief. “The complainant told us he saw Miller riding a bicycle on East Street near Front Street. While he was traveling, the complainant took a picture of Miller.”
Police located Miller in his yard on the 400 block of East St., stationary on his bike and reportedly wearing the same clothes as the person in the video.
“Officers handcuffed Miller after reading his rights,” said McIver. “During a search incident to the arrest, officers located a ring jewelry case in his left pants pocket. Inside the case they located aluminum foil, tightly folded into a square. Inside the tin foil was less than 1 gram of crystal methamphetamine.”
Miller was taken to Minden Police Department, booked and transported to BDCC.
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