Domestic abuse battery situation ends in arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police, investigating a shots-fired call Tuesday night, aided a Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputy in the arrest of a local man for a different reason.

Wavreunta Avion Davis, 42, of the 900 block of East St., Minden, is charged with domestic abuse battery, resisting an officer and an active warrant through Minden Police Department. 

Chief Jared McIver said officers Crittenden and Greer observed WPSO Lt. Barton in the area of Cherry Street with a vehicle that appeared to have a domestic abuse battery situation occurring inside of it.

“Off. Crittenden approached the scene and Davis fled on foot,” said the chief. “He was given verbal commands to stop by the officer and the lieutenant but he continued running. The officer told Davis he would be tased if he did not stop. He continued running, so the officer deployed his taser with successful contact to Davis’ upper back area.”

Davis was reportedly taken into custody without further incident, booked and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. His bonds total nearly $96,000.

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