Man charged with disturbing the peace, resisting officer

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Minden man early Friday morning after he allegedly drove a vehicle into a ditch and refused to leave the victim’s home.

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department responded to Oak Alley Drive shortly after midnight Friday morning after a woman called and stated her ex-husband was intoxicated at her residence, refusing to leave.

Deputies found a vehicle in the ditch next to the driveway. The victim came out of the residence’s garage with Joshua C. Peters, 35, following behind her. Peters had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his body and showed indications of intoxication. When he was told to step away from the victim, he refused to comply.

After Peters refused to move away and refused verbal commands to place his hands behind his back, he pulled away and force had to be used to restrain him.

Once arrested, Peters admitted wrecking the vehicle in the ditch. The victim showed deputies a civil stay away order signed by a judge of the Third District Court banning Peters from being intoxicated around their children and from harassing the victim at the residence.

Peters was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer. Bail was set at $2,500.


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