Three arrested after bricks thrown at Monroe officers at Parkview Apartments
Arrests have been made in Monday’s incident at Parkview Apartments in Monroe. Officials say that several people threw bricks at officers and shots were fired into the air.
According to Interim Monroe Police Chief Reggie Brown, they have a total of nine warrants for five suspects involved in the incident.
Lawrence Jones, T.J. Lynch, and Patrick Smith were arrested and booked into Ouachita Correctional Center. Brown says Lawrence Jones was arrested on charges of inciting a felony, criminal trespassing and illegal use of weapons. Lynch and Smith were arrested on outstanding warrants from a previous incident at Parkview apartments in which police say
They face attempted murder charges from that incident. They are pending arrest on charges in connection to Monday night's events. Brown says warrants were issued for two other individuals whose names have not been released at this time.
Brown said on Tuesday that police believe the actions are connected to how some around the country are responding to the death of George Floyd.
“When individuals who chose to promote violence against law enforcement or anyone for that nature it’s unacceptable and our agency will not tolerate violence against anyone. We will act swiftly in making sure that those individuals are removed from the streets,” Brown said.
Police say another incident in which bottles were thrown at officers happened on Sunday. This was also caught on video which was circulating online.