Drinking binge turns into alleged aggravated assault

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police have arrested a local man who allegedly turned an all-night drinking binge into aggravated assault.

Sydney Lee Hawk, 46, of the 1100 block of Tillman Dr., Minden, was arrested by MPD for disturbing the peace by intoxication, obstruction of justice, aggravated assault with a firearm and as a felon in possession of a firearm.

Deputy Police Chief Tokia Harrison said Sgt. Chris Cayer, Sgt. Mitch Hackett and Lt. Chris McClaran were dispatched to Hawk’s residence after Hawk arrived home around 6:30 a.m.

“Hawk had been drinking, and when he got home, his neighbor was outside washing his own vehicle,” Harrison said. “Hawk began yelling at his neighbor and an argument ensued.”

Hawk reportedly returned to his vehicle and allegedly armed himself with 2 handguns – a .9mm Sig Sauger semi automatic handgun and a .38 special revolver – and pointed them at the victim while threatening to kill him.

“Our officer arrived shortly after, and Hawk fled on foot,” Harrison said. “He was taken into custody a short time later, on an adjacent street. Officers located both handguns while searching the path Hawk took when he fled.”

Harrison said Hawk seemed intoxicated when he was taken into custody.

“His speech was slurred, his eyes were red and glassy and his balance was unsteady,” she said. “Also, the officers could smell alcohol on his breath.”

In 2018, Hawk was convicted in Webster Parish of felony possession of tramadol. He was sentenced to 3 years hard labor (suspended) with 2 years supervised probation beginning July 30, 2018 and ending July 30, 2020.

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