Woman endangers children during domestic dispute at local motel

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police arrested a local woman Sunday during an altercation with her spouse at a Shreveport Road motel.

Jamie Taylor, 33, of the 1200 block of Shreveport Road, was charged with two counts of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment and resisting an officer.

Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said Sgt. Christopher Cayer was dispatched to the motel around mid-morning, after MPD received a phone call from the motel manager.

“When he arrived, the sergeant observed a male and female standing in the parking lot. The female was actively yelling at the male as he was trying to walk away,” McIver said. “Sgt. Cayer had the male (later identified as the husband) stand with Off. Anthony Crittendon and had the female stand in front of his unit.”

Cayer’s report reads the female – identified as Taylor –  was in an “aggravated state of anger.” She allegedly told officers she returned from the store to find her husband on the phone with another female. Taylor reportedly advised officers she began yelling at her husband and tried to forcefully remove the phone from his hands. When he refused, she reportedly began shoving him.

“Taylor stated her juvenile daughter approached her and bumped into her. When that happened, Taylor shoved her daughter to the ground, while saying ‘that’s my daughter and she’s not going to bump me,’” said the chief. “The husband told officers he was on the phone with a coworker when Taylor returned from the store. She became enraged when he would not give her the phone.”

McIver said the husband told officers he extended his arms to create distance from Taylor and flee, but she allegedly continued pursuing him.

“The husband reported Taylor shoved down their daughter as she was trying to give her mother a hug to calm her,” McIver said. “The motel manager gave a statement that the husband was in the room with (2) daughters and on the phone when Taylor returned and began screaming at him. The husband pressed charges and officers told Taylor she was under arrest. She began walking away.”

Sgt. Cayer reportedly placed Taylor against his unit where he struggled to place her in handcuffs. She was allegedly pulling away from the officer while saying “I’m not going to jail.”

Once in handcuffs, Taylor was transported to Minden City Police Department where she was booked and later transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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