MPD arrests local man for allegedly threatening to shoot a female

By Paige Nash

A disturbance on Pershing Street in Minden late Tuesday night has landed a convicted felon behind bars again. 

Jeremy L. Grant, 31, of the 600 block of Morrow St., Minden, was arrested by the Minden Police Department following a call, stating Grant allegedly threatened to shoot a female victim.  

Upon arriving on the scene, a deputy contacted the female. She told the deputy that Grant approached her at her residence and reportedly said, “I will shoot you in the face.” 

The victim identified Grant to the deputy, who allegedly appeared to be in an intoxicated state. 

“The deputy patted down the subject for officer safety and provided the deputy with permission to empty his pockets,” said MPD Chief Jared McIver. “Inside of his pocket was a Cashapp debit card with the name Jeremy Grant.” 

According to McIver, even after the discovery of the debit card, Grant proceeded to lie about his identity and gave the deputy the name of Jeremy Green, instead.  

“The deputy asked the subject whose card it was, and he stated it was his brother’s card,” said McIver.  

A background check quickly confirmed that the subject in question was indeed Jeremy Grant. While he was being placed under arrest, another deputy on scene had dispatch check for any active warrants. A check of Grant’s criminal history returned that he was a convicted felon.  

When the deputy returned to speak with the victim, she pointed out something lying in the roadway at the corner of East and Pershing streets. A firearm was discovered at the scene with a magazine loaded with .380 auto caliber hollow point rounds.  

“The deputy secured the weapon and emptied the magazine,” said McIver. “The chamber was unloaded, but the spring to the magazine was missing.” 

The deputy performed a search of Grant and discovered a backplate of a magazine and additional .380 auto caliber hollow point rounds that matched the rounds in the firearm found in the roadway.  

The female victim told the deputy she felt Grant threatened her with serious bodily harm. The deputy filed her complaint and explained the process of obtaining a restraining order.  

Grant was transported to Minden Police Department where he was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting an officer by lying, disturbing the peace by intoxication and an active bench warrant.

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