Suspect arrested in officer dragging incident

Following is a news release from the Shreveport Police Department:

A local man wanted for injuring a patrol officer last week in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood is behind bars.

Authorities with the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and the Shreveport Police Department took 44 year old Aundra Sims into custody in an alley near the 100 block of Pierre Avenue this afternoon. Sims was wanted for battery of a police officer with injury and resisting an officer with force or violence in connection with a traffic stop made by Officer Jimmie Minor back on July 8, 2010.  Officer Minor initiated a traffic stop on a 1991 Volvo displaying an expired license plate in the 2700 block of Spruce Street. The driver of the vehicle, Aundra Sims, could not produce any kind of identification and when asked by Officer Minor to exit the vehicle, he refused. Officer Minor apparently reached into the car to gain compliance from Sims when he attempted to flee the scene. During this flight, Officer Minor was dragged down Spruce Street approximately 80 feet before he was knocked to the ground. Sims was able to evade capture at that time.

The suspect vehicle was recovered by authorities near the intersection of Hassett and Milton on July 9, 2010 after they received a Crime Stoppers tip. Detectives working the case were able to develop Aundra Sims as a suspect and subsequently obtained a warrant for his arrest. Sims was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.