Shreveport man charges police with weapon

By Tracy Clemons – bio|e-mail

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA)- A Shreveport man faces several charges, after police say he charged at them with a weapon Wednesday morning.

Around 11:00, police say officers believed they saw 59 year old Johnny Miller selling dope. Sgt. Jim Taliaferro tells KSLA News 12 that when the officers approached Miller, he ran into a vacant house on Rex Street. Officers found a window, drew their guns, and told Miller to come out of the house. Taliaferro says when he came out, he lunged at them with what's believed to be a baseball bat.

They took him down and arrested him.

"They believed that he was under the influence of narcotics based on the subjective symptoms that they observed during the struggle, and subsequently thereafter. So as a precautionary measure, he was reviewed by Shreveport Fire Department and subsequently transferred," Taliaferro says.

Officers also found two grams of marijuana on Miller. He faces several charges: resisting by force, battery on an officer, aggravated assault, and possession of marijuana.

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