Deputy: Monroe man attempts to disarm deputy after traffic stop

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(1/14/19) Ouachita Parish Deputies have arrested a Monroe man after they say he attempted to disarm a deputy during a struggle after a traffic stop.

Kenny January, 53 of Monroe, was arrested Friday, January 11, 2019.

According to the arrest report, deputies saw a tan Ford car fail to stop at the stop sign of Beauregard and S. 3rd Street. Deputies initiated a traffic stop at Beauregard Street at South 3rd and January continued until the stop sign of South 2nd where he stopped and was seen rummaging inside the center console.

After a brief pause, January then continued onto South 2nd Street and later stopped at 1509.

January was given several commands to exit the vehicle, but he failed to comply.

January placed his right hand behind his back of the front passenger seat and was advised to how his hands, but he refused.

After providing visual confirmation of his hands, Kenny was told to exit the vehicle, but he refused.

Deputies then attempted to remove January from the vehicle and a physical struggle ensued. January grabbed on a deputy’s firearm on his waist and was told to release the weapon, but he refused.

After a short struggle, January was secured.

Post Miranda, January stated he was hiding an alcoholic beverage behind the seat. January was arrested and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center.

Booking deputies found approximately 2 grams of suspected marijuana inside January’s right boot folded in paper.

January said he was afraid of being arrested for the weed in reference to not cooperating with police at the scene.

January faces charges of violating a stop sign, resisting an officer, attempt to disarm a peace officer, possession of a controlled dangerous substance schedule 1 and contraband.

His bond has been set at $4,150.00.

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