Suspect Arrested in Officer Injury

By Adria Goins – bio|email

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – After a week on the run, the man accused of dragging a Shreveport police officer during a traffic stop is behind bars. Aundra Sims, 44, was arrested late Tuesday afternoon by members of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and the Shreveport Police Department.

Police said they found Sims at his home near the 100 block of Pierre Avenue. After Sims spotted officer, police said he fled from the house and into an alleyway where he was later arrested.

Sims was accused of dragging Officer Jimmy Minor 80 feet during a traffic stop. He had been on the run from police for nearly a week.

"He obviously displayed violence," said Bill Goodin, Shreveport Public Information Officer. "Typically when we interact with folks on traffic stops we don't have to encounter that kind of behavior and we don't end up injured so we're glad he's in custody and our investigators are interviewing him at this time."

Officer Minor pulled Sims over Thursday night for driving with a suspended license. That was something Sims had been arrested for several times before that incident.

Minor has recovered from his injuries and is expected to start this week full time in the field.

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