Minden man in custody for domestic abuse battery with child endangerment

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police arrested a local man Tuesday after he allegedly struck a woman and showed some violent tendencies.

Deandre Lee Moore, 34, of the 400 block of Morrow St., Minden, is charged with domestic abuse battery with child endangerment and resisting an officer by force/violence.

Chief Jared McIver said officers Logan Clingan and Cadyn O’Connor were dispatched to the Morrow location around 4 p.m. in response to a disturbance.

“Officers saw Moore and the female complainant in the yard where she appeared to be backed into the corner of the outside fence and gate,” McIver said. “Off. Clingan tried to separate them by asking Moore to step to the front of his patrol unit, so they could talk. Moore refused the verbal command multiple times until the officer took him by the arm and escorted him to the front of the unit.”

While walking, Moore allegedly “jerked away” and turned toward the officer, closing the gap between them.

“The officer pushed Moore away to gain distance, and he again closed the gap quickly,” said the chief. “Off. O’Connor and Off. Clingan restrained Moore and placed him on the ground. Moore continued to struggle, trying to push the officers away and refusing to place his hands behind his back.”

Once Moore was restrained and placed in the patrol unit, officers reportedly talked with the complainant who said Moore awakened her from a nap and “demanded that she bring him to work.”

The complainant said she refused and he hit her in the mouth, kicked her in the stomach and dragged her around the house while 2 juveniles watched.

“There was a laceration on her upper lip,” McIver said. “Moore was transported to Minden Police Department for booking and was later taken to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.”

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