Monroe police arrested a Monroe man for resisting an officer and several other charges last week after the clerk at a store on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive notified authorities that the suspect was drinking beer and refusing to leave.

Christopher Oshawn Swan, 27, of 3510 Church St., Monroe, began to walk away when police arrived at the store. Swan refused to stop when commanded. He fled and was later tased and handcuffed.

Police searched Swan and found a .380 Browning Arms handgun, seven Ecstasy pills and a bag of marijuana. A bag of crack cocaine also was found inside Swan's right pocket.

Swan was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center on suspicion of remaining in places after forbidden, public possession of alcoholic beverages, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, and resisting an officer.

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