60-year-old Hammond man resists arrest all the way to jail
HAMMOND, La (NBC33) — Lentheric Benjamin, 60, of Ponchatoula, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with two counts of resisting arrest and one count of battery on a police officer.
A Tangipahoa Sheriff’s deputy was responding to a call on Quick Boulevard on April 30, around 4:00 p.m. On his way there, the officer heard a loud alarm coming from a business on the corner of Rufas Bankston and Wardline Road.
The deputy also saw a man pulling on the back door of the business. When the man saw the cop car, he ran away.
The officer got out of his car and told the man to stop running. The suspect continued running, and the officer chased him on foot.
The suspect stopped near a dumpster and them became physically aggressive with the deputy, according to a police report.
After a brief struggle, the deputy was able to detain the man until the Hammond Police Department arrived to assist.
Police say that Benjamin was taken into custody and continued to resist arrest the entire time he was being taken to the parish jail.